Exhibit Opening Reception



September 26th, 2019


You're invited to a unique annual event - Artists for Conservation's 2019 Grand Opening Reception at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC. 

Experience an intimate evening with over 50 internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists visting from near and far. Be the first to see AFC's annual juried "International Exhibit of Nature in Art" - one of the world's premier nature-inspired art exhibits supporting conservation and the unveiling of AFC's Silent Skies mural.

Celebrate Simon Combes Conservation Award winner. 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 TBD - 

26th of Sept 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Vancouver, BC 



Guest Testimonials:

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

If you are interested in becoming a patron, sponsor or donor, please email us at festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org. 


Photo credits: Paul Moldovanos


Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Admission to AFC Festival is free of charge.  Admission is required for the Botanical Garden.

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

  • Art Exhibit & Expo
  • Nature & Birding Expo
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Watch Films
  • Special Presentations

  • 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
  • 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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