Exhibit Opening Reception

2020 Exhibit and Festival opening is scheduled for Oct 1st, 2020. Mark your calendars! 

All dates and program schedule are subject to change due to COVID-19.




Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 7pm-10pm


Thank you for joining us! 

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

Experience the excitement of opening night on Thursday, September 26th with over 40 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 with partial sales proceeds supporting conservation. The exhibit will feature over 94 original paintings and sculptures for sale by leading AFC nature and wildlife artists. 

All original artwork is for sale with at least 40% of the proceeds supporting conservation and education programs worldwide. Enjoy worldwide artistic excellence, learn about conservation issues directly from exhibiting artists, and support conservation.

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. 

Live Music with Michael Averill. 

Tickets are $75pp by September 10 and $110pp after Sept 10.

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

See you next year! 


Guest Testimonials:

"Outstanding Art" |  “Amazing event. Way to go.”  | “Moved to passion.”  |   “A tough act to follow again.”  |  "The artists are so passionate about conservation." | “A beautiful and inspiring evening."   | "The quick sketch with live birds is spectular" |  "What an inspiring evening!” |  "Breathtaking Mural" |  "I love attending this event every year."  | "World-class art and music"

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

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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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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