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 AFC Festival

 VanDusen Botanical Garden


AFC has programming both inside and outside VanDusen. Inside programs are free, outside programs are througout the garden and is subject to admission fees. 

Enjoy a host of art and nature-focused activities for all ages - art demos, live music and cultural performances, woodcarving, face-painting and crafts, scavenger hunt, stilt-walkers, live birds of prey and more. 

Thursday, Sept 26th 7pm - 10pm: Grand Opening Reception  - Advance tickets required
Friday, Sept 27: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept 28: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Sept 29: 10:00am - 5:00pm

AFC Festival Access: Free admission to main building where the AFC Art Exhibit and other programs are hosted.  Access to the Botanical Gardens is by admissions only. 

VanDusen Botanical Garden Access: Visit the http://vandusengarden.org/plan-your-visit/hours-admission/

Purchase your admission tickets at VanDusen. 




Photo credits: Paul Moldovanos 


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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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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