Grand Opening Reception


Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists. Get a first glimpse at the world's top nature-inspired art exhibit while enjoying fine wine, food, live music, and AFC's signature opening night activity - the Raptor Quick Sketch. Celebrate nature's beauty with the artists, purchase new original artwork or show your support at the silent auction. 40% of all artwork sales support conservation programs worldwide.

​Many exhibiting artists will be in attendance.

Friday, November 10, 2017.

7:00pm - 10:00pm  
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Vancouver, B.C


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Guest Testimonials:

“Amazing event. Way to go.”    |     “Moved to passion.”   |   “A tough act to follow again.”   |   “A beautiful and inspiring evening.   |  What an inspiring evening!”

If you are interested in donating to our silent auction, please email us at festivalinfo[@] 




Festival Highlights

Grouse Mountain is located at:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
Phone: (604) 980-9311

Most festival activities complimentary with Grouse Mountain admissions ticket. 

  • Adult: $33.95 (1 day pass)
  • Adult: $46.95 (3-day pass)
  • Senior: $30.95 
  • Youth: $21.95 
  • Child: $13.95
  • Family: $82.95 (2 adults/2 child or youth)

Discounted passes available for online purchase only. . Discount passes not available at Grouse Mountain.

  • Button Making
  • Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Nature Walk

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Sponsor
  • Buy Art
  • Silent Auction
  • Buy a Book



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About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 





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