Schedule

2018 Festival Schedule 

The Artists for Conservation Juried International Exhibit and events will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from August 22 - 25th.

Festival tickets can be purchased online or at the event. Tickets here.

Join us for the Vancouver Bird Festival (VBF) events leading up. 

August 20th: Birds on Parade 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Grand opening parade along the seawall will be held in Vancouver’s beautiful Coal Harbour. Birds on stilts! Bird puppets! Bird flags and Bird choruses, representing and celebrating local and migratory birds from our communities. The parade begins at Coal Harbour and will make it's way along the seawall to Jack Poole Plaza (at the Vancouver Convention Centre). http://birdsonparade.com/ followed by Grand Opening Ceremonies 4pm - 5pm (Jack Poole Plaza)

August 21st: Sign-up for VBF field trips to great birding and nature locations in Vancouver. Learn more

August 22nd: AFC's Grand Opening Reception & Meet-the-Artists. Advance tickets required. Learn more

Artists for Conservation 2018 Festival Events

Note: Program and times may change. Please check back closer to the event. 

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 4:00pm

Festival Preview at Maplewood Conservancy - Corrigan Nature House (Free admission)
Art exhibit and Silent Skies mural preview, live birds of prey, artist demos and music. 

2

Maplewood Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton, North Vancouver

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 3:00pm

Festival Preview at Grouse Mountain 
Visit us at the base of Grouse Mountain today. Learn about the upcoming #AFCFestival2018, enjoy Cleo the owl, artist demo by Gregory Wellman, and music by John Gilliant.

3

Grouse Mountain Resort (Base Plaza), North Vancouver

Time Activity Location
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Festival Preview & Silent Skies STUDENT Mural unveiling (Free admission) 

4

Vancouver. Public Library

Time Activity Location
4:00am - 5:30pm

IOCongress2018 & Festival Opening Ceremonies (Free admission)

5

Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver

Time Activity Location
6:00pm - 9:00pm

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION & SILENT SKIES MURAL UNVEIL (ticketed)

1

Van. Convention Centre

Time Activity Location
12:00pm - 6:00pm Exhibit, Expo, Silent Skies Mural and films open for public viewing (West Exhibition Hall)
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm - 12:30pm Live Music Performance -Edgar Muenala
1

Van. Convention Centre

1:00pm - 4:00pm Birds of Prey (Wildlife Viewing)
1

Van. Convention Centre

1:00pm- 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

Van. Convention Centre

4:30pm- 5:00pm Silent Skies Mural Multimedia Tribute with Live performance by violist Thomas Beckman 
1

Van. Convention Centre

5:00pm- 6:00pm Migration Songs Poetry
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm- 5:00pm First Nations Woodcarving Demo
1

Van. Convention Centre

Time Activity Location
12:00pm- 6:00pm Exhibit, Expo, Silent Skies Mural and films open for public viewing
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm - 12:30pm Live Music Performance - Andrew Kim
1

Van. Convention Centre

1:00pm- 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

Van. Convention Centre

1:00pm- 4:00pm Birds of Prey (Wildlife Viewing)
1

Van. Convention Centre

4:00pm - 4:30pm AFC Artist Presentations: Guy Combes &
Timothy Jackson
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm-5:00pm First Nations Woodcarving Demo
1

Van. Convention Centre

Time Activity Location
10:00am- 6:00pm Exhibit, Expo, Silent Skies Mural and films open for public viewing
1

Van. Convention Centre

10:00am - 11:00pm Public Welcome Ceremony with First Nations Performance 
5

Jack Poole Plaza (Outdoors)

10:00am - 12:00pm Guy Combes Quickdraw for Conservation - All proceeds will go
to ensuring protected habitat for endangered species at Soysambu
Conservancy in Kenya's Rift Valley. 
1

Van. Convention Centre

11:00am - 1:00pm Drumming Workshop (Drop-in)
5

Jack Poole Plaza (Outdoors)

2:00pm - 2:30pm Live Musical performance with Avia Trio
1

Van. Convention Centre

2:30pm - 4:00pm

AFC Artist Presentations: Guy Combes, Chris Maynard,
Sharon Schafer, Jeff Whiting & D. Zhang

1

Van. Convention Centre

4:00pm - 4:30pm Live Music Performances - Michael Averill
1

Van. Convention Centre

10:00pm - 5:00pm Kids Craft Tables
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

Van. Convention Centre

12:00pm - 5:00pm First Nations Woodcarving Demo
1

Van. Convention Centre

6:00pm Festival Closed
1

Van. Convention Centre

 

2018 Program Guide - Featured

Festival Highlights

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Admission to AFC Festival includes the IOCongress Nature & Birding Expo & Vancouver International Bird Festival.  

  • Day Tickets: Adult $10, Youth (age under 16) $5, Family (2 Adults, 2 Youth) $20

  • Week Passes: Adult $20, Youth $10, Family $40

    Purchase your tickets online or at the event.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Youth Silent Skies Mural
  • Kids Crafts 
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances

  • Art Exhibit & Expo
  • Nature & Birding Expo
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Watch Films
  • Special Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Come to the Festival
  • Spread the Word
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event

 

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AFC Festival 2018
@ Vancouver Convention Centre
Partnership with IOC2018 (International Ornithological Congress)
22 August - 25, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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