AFC’s patron program provides a special platform for patrons to share the causes they are most passionate about. Each year, AFC invites a few AFC Signature Members whose personal values strongly reflect AFC’s values and mission, to participate in this program as a special and vitally important way of contributing to the organization’s long-term sustainability.  Under the Circle of Patron’s Program, there are two levels of participation: Patron and Ambassador, representing contributions of over $2,500 and $5,000 respectively. 

AFC is proud to acknowledge the following 2019 Patrons/Ambassadors. We are grateful for their support.

AFC Festival Patrons


"The mission statement of the Art Institute I founded 20 years ago at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and that of Artists for Conservation, are virtually identical. “Conservation through Art Education” and “Conservation: the Gift of Life” are equally applicable to both organizations."

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Priscilla Baldwin


"When I became a member of AFC however, I realized this organization was of a quite different nature... AFC’s philosophy and unique approach to cross-organizational support is the major factor behind my desire to renew my support as an AFC Festival Patron."

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Brent Cooke


"My need to be a part of an organization that provides support in conserving earth’s beautiful and amazing creatures for my grandchildren and their children to meet in their lifetime is a driving force."

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Cher Anderson
“As an artist and Signature Member of AFC, I have felt so honored to be in the company of such incredible artists, but I am most proud to be a part of the organization for its unique role in advancing the conservation cause through the arts.”
Joyce Trygg

Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Admission to AFC Festival (indoor programs) is free of charge.  Admission is required for outdoor programs in the Botanical Garden.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Craft Table

  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Films
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

  • 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 & Calendar
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event



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AFC Festival 2019
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
27 Sept - 29 Sept, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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



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. 


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