Exhibit Opening Reception



Vancouver Convention Centre


You're invited to a unique annual event - Artists for Conservation's 2018 Grand Opening Reception.

Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists. Be the first to see one of the world's premier nature-inspired art exhibits and the unveiling of AFC's Silent Skies mural.

Meet dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, and celebrate Simon Combes Conservation Award winner, Guy Combes. Watch the Raptor Quick Sketch. featuring painting of live birds of prey models. Proceeds of the sketches will support of AFC's environmental education program. 

​Ticket includes reception admission and 1 complimentary beverage (wine/beer or non-alcoholic) and hors d'oevres. Cash bar will be available.

All original artwork is for sale with at least 40% of the proceeds supporting conservation and education programs worldwide.

Tickets are $110/person. Early-bird ticket is $75/person until Aug 5, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3




Guest Testimonials:

“Amazing event. Way to go.”    |     “Moved to passion.”   |   “A tough act to follow again.”   |   “A beautiful and inspiring evening.   |  What an inspiring evening!”

If you are interested in donating to our silent auction, please email us at festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org. 

Photo credits: Paul Moldovanos


Festival Highlights

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Most festival activities complimentary with admissions ticket. 

  • TBD

  • Art Exhibit
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Music and Performances

  • Art Exhibit
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Special Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Come to the Festival
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book
  • 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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