Schedule

2019 Festival Schedule 

The Artists for Conservation Juried International Exhibit and events will be held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden from Sept 27 - 29, 2019.

Admission to the AFC Festival exhibit and indoor programs is FREE of charge. Admission tickets can be purchased on-site for outdoor activities and access to the Botanical Gardens.

Join us for several preview events in North Vancouver leading up to the main event. 

September 26th: AFC's Grand Opening Reception & Meet-the-Artists. Advance tickets required. Learn more

Artists for Conservation 2019 Festival Events 

Note: Program and times may change. Please check back closer to the event. 

Time

Activity

Location

10:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Coast Portriats Exhibit

Festival Preview at Maplewood Conservancy - Corrigan Nature House (Free admission)

Art exhibit and sale in partnership with Wild Bird Trust. 25 artworks by local AFC artists will be featured. The exhibit aims to celebrate bird life and biodiversity in the region and to inform viewers about local bird species and their habitats. 

 

 

Maplewood Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton, North Vancouver

Time Activity Location
10:00am - 3:00pm

Festival Preview at Maplewood Conservancy - Corrigan Nature House (Free admission)

Art exhibit "Pacific Coast Portraits" and sale in partnership with Wild Bird Trust. 25 artworks by local AFC artists will be featured. The exhibit aims to celebrate bird life and biodiversity in the region and to inform viewers about local bird species and their habitats. 

William Nahanee of Squamish Nation will perform a welcome/blessing ceremony at 11am on Saturday.

Art demos on both days by local AFC artists James Harry, Xwalacktun, Vicky Earle, Denis Mayer Jr., Ken Nash, and Joyce Trygg.

Live music  on Saturday - Shakuhachi Flute player Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos and violist Thomas RL Beckman. Guitarist John Gilliat on Sunday. 

Birds of Prey from OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. 

 

Maplewood Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton, North Vancouver

Time Activity Location
7:00pm - 10:00pm

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION  (ticketed)

1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
10:00am - 5:00pm Festival, Art Exhibit & Sale 
1

VanDusen Gardens

10:00am - 5:00pm Live Musical & Cultural Performances 
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 4:00pm Birds of Prey (Wildlife Viewing)
1

VanDusen Gardens

1:00pm- 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
10:00am - 5:00pm Festival, Art Exhibit & Sale 
1

VanDusen Gardens

10:00am - 11:00am Welcome Cermony:
Squamish Elder William Nahanee 
1

VanDusen Gardens

10:30am - 11:15am First Nations Dancing Performance
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 2:00pm Drumming Workshop with Russell Shumsky
1

VanDusen Gardens (outside)

10:00am - 5:00pm Live Musical & Cultural Performances 
1

VanDusen Gardens

10:00pm - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting, Sculpting,
First Nations Woodcarving)
1

VanDusen Gardens

1:00pm - 5:00pm Craft Table, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers,
VanDusen Nature Walks & Art Scavenger Hunt 
(Outdoor activities are subject to VDG admissions)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00pm - 5:00pm Live Birds of Prey (Wildlife Viewing)
1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
10:00am- 5:00pm Festival, Art Exhibit & Sale
1

VanDusen Gardens

10:00am - 5:00pm Live Music & Cultural Performances 
1

VanDusen Gardens

1:00pm - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting, Sculpting,
First Nations Woodcarving)
1

VanDusen Gardens

1:00pm - 5:00pm Craft Table, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, 
VanDusen Nature Walks & Art Scavenger Hunt
(Outdoor activities are subject to VDG admissions)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00pm- 4:00pm Live Birds of Prey (Wildlife Viewing)
1

VanDusen Gardens

5:00pm Festival Closes
1

VanDusen Gardens

 

2018 Program Guide - Featured

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. 

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. 

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