Schedule

Artists for Conservation Festival 2020 will be held at VanDusen Botanical Garden from Oct 1 - 4, 2020. RE/MAX presents the 10th annual AFC Festival - a four-day art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit and sale, live painting demos, birds of prey, music and cultural performances. 

2020 Festival Schedule 

The Artists for Conservation Juried International Exhibit and events will be held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden from Oct 1-4, 2020. Open daily 11-5PM. Please note: Event closes at 4PM on Sunday, Oct 4th.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: We are committed to your health and safety. The live portion of this event, is a limited capacity, all-outdoor, no-contact event re-imagined for self-guided participation. Social distancing is required, masks are recommended and tickets must be purchased in advance from VanDusen Botanical Garden website with designated entry times. No admissions at the door. All dates and program schedule are subject to change due to COVID-19. 

 Please note the following programming changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All in-person programming at Maplewood Conservancy, originally scheduled for September 19/20, has been cancelled, though our virtual program will be based in North Vancouver with a special virtual exhibit and 360 tour based at the conservancy.
  • Due to safety restrictions, all in-person AFC Festival activities will be outdoors and attendance will be limited.
  • The usual evening opening reception has been cancelled.
  • All festival activities and programming are free of charge, although in-person activities are accessible by regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Admission is by time-entry (advance) ticket purchase only ONLINE from the VanDusen Botanical Garden websiteNo admissions at the door.

We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone a healthy, safe and enjoyable visit to the festival.

 

Artists for Conservation 2020 Festival Events

Note: Program and times may change. Please refer back for possible changes closer to the event. 

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 5:00pm Art Exhibit & Sale
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Birds of Prey (OWL Rehabilitation Society and Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm First Nations Carving Demo
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Music
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 5:00pm Art Exhibit & Sale
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Birds of Prey (OWL Rehabilitation Society and Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm First Nations Carving Demo
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Music
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 5:00pm Art Exhibit & Sale
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Birds of Prey (OWL Rehabilitation Society and Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm First Nations Carving Demo
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Live Music
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 5:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

VanDusen Gardens

12:00pm - 3:30pm Wings & Watercolors - Bird Week Youth Art Workshops* (Registration Required)
1

VanDusen Gardens

Time Activity Location
11:00am - 4:00pm Art Exhibit & Sale
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 4:00pm Live Birds of Prey (OWL Rehabilitation Society and Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program)
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 4:00pm First Nations Carving Demo
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 4:00pm Live Music
1

VanDusen Gardens

11:00am - 4:00pm Artist Demos (Live Painting & Sculpting)
1

VanDusen Gardens

 

*Workshop organized and managed by VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bird Week. Visit the Bird Week website for details and registration info.

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. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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