1-week countdown: AFC Festival opens November 5!

It's time to plan your next weekend! The Artists for Conservation Festival starts in just one week, and there are lots of exciting activities for nature enthusiasts, families and art connoisseurs alike.

With presenting artists coming from as far afield as Kenya and the Cayman Islands, this year's ten-day festival is not to be missed.

The event kicks off November 5 with a keynote speech by Robert Bateman, book signing and opportunity to meet some of the world's top nature and wildlife artists in person. Also featured is the world premiere screening of How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla, an AFC Festival exclusive. Shortly after the film, marine conservationist and Conservation Artist of the Year award winner, Guy Harvey, will be giving a presentation.

While we are definitely excited about the artist presentations and film screenings, we are also thrilled for the unveiling of the 2011 Artists for ConservationFestival Exhibit - the world's premiere conservation-themed art exhibit. Featuring over 50 international nature and wildlife artists, this show is something to look forward to. This is a great opportunity to see the work of some truly amazing international artists, and learn about the most pressing conservation issues of our time.

If you haven't already done so, head over to the festival schedule page to get the full rundown of this year's events. If you can't make it to the premiere screening of How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla on opening day, there will be several screenings over the course of the festival week. Watch the trailer below!

The AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain is the place to be November 5 to 13. Come and Experience the Art of Conservation with us!

Remember that even though the exhibit is free, Grouse Mountain Skyride admissions still apply.

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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Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 25, 2019 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Kenyan artist and Simon Combes Conservation Award...
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Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 29, 2018 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the tenth annual AFC International...

Next Event

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

PAST EVENTS

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

AFC Festival 2017
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
9 Nov - 13 Nov, 2017
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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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