Virtual Program


The 2020 Artists for Conservation Festival brings several new virtual elements online, making the event more accessible and available. For those who can't make the in-person event at VanDusen Botanical Garden, join us online. AFC's virtual program features: Facebook Live artist demos, documentary films, studio visits, musical performances, a 360-degree Virtual Nature Art Walk and, of course, AFC's Virtual Exhibit. Check back regularly for time postings new scheduled activities. 

Virtually based in beautiful North Vancouver, we'd like to extend our gratitude to the City and District of North Vancouver and North Vancouver Recreation and Culture for their support during a challenging year. 

AFC Festival 2020 VIRTUAL Events

Virtual Programming will start on October 1st and runs through October 17.

Time (PST)



Oct 1- Sept, 2021

AFC's International Virtual Exhibit is online. View all artwork from the live exhibit plus much more. Browse the exhibit.


Purchase the annual AFC Exhibit book. Proceeds support AFC programs.

Est. Oct 21 (TBC) Pacific Coast Portraits - A 360-degree Virtual Nature Art Walk through North Vancouver's Maplewood Flats. Featuring  AFC artists of Vancouver's Lower Mainland. 
Online Browse AFC's Silent Skies Mural. 100ft mural of world's endanagered birds by 170 AFC artists. Launched in 2018 at the AFC Festival.

Time (PST) Activity Location
Sat, Oct 3  Stream of film "Returning" released in 2019 featuring AFC artist and renowned ornithologist, Dr. Rob Butler.
Sat, Oct 3 | 8am 

Art demo and discussion of new film "This is Your Ocean: Sharks Part 2" Facebook Live conversation with AFC artist and world-renowned artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey. Link to demo.

Watch related films for free - click the links below:
This is Your Ocean: Sharks (Part 1)
Password: afc

This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Part 2
No password required.
Thur, Oct 8 | 7pm  Special Film Screening of "Pride: Lions of Soysambu" and Facebook Live conversation with filmmaker Will Richardson and Guy Combes. Link to film and Guy's Facebook page.

Time (PST) Activity Location
Fri, Oct 2 | 3:30-4:30pm Kim Michelle Toft - Silk painting
Sat, Oct 3 | 8am-9am  Dr. Guy Harvey - Marine Art & Conservation
Sat, Oct 3 | 11am-12pm Rachel Ivanyi - Watercolor Painting 
Sun, Oct 4 | 7pm-8pm Lorna Hamilton - Painting

Time (PST) Activity Location
Sat, Oct 3 (launch) Musical Video Performance featuring violist and composer, Thomas Beckman accompanied by percussionist Jarrett Plett, with video montage. See it here.
TBC AFC Festival Soundtrack 10 Year Commemorative Album



Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Festival activities start at 11am daily (Oct 1-4) and are free with regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets required.

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

  • 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 2020
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada

AFC Festival 2020 (Preview)
@ Maplewood Conservancy
19 Sept - 20 Sept, 2020
North 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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