Artists for Conservation Festival

Art | Music | Nature

VanDusen Botanical Garden | Sept 19-22, 2024
Maplewood Flats Conservancy | TBD
Grouse Mountain | TBD
Virtual Programming | Starts Aug 31

The Artists for Conservation Festival is a multi-day nature-themed arts and culture event that immerses visitors in a cohesive blend of visual art, musical and First Nations cultural performances, art workshops/activities, plein-air sketching, live music, art demos and films. In 2024, the festival returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver (operated by Vancouver Parks Board) as the primary programming base with additional programming at Maplewood Conservancy (operated by Wild Bird Trust of BC) and Grouse Mountain. Programming is free (Maplewood Flats Conservancy) or free with standard admission (VanDusen Botanical Garden) with easy access from the street

2024 Festival Hours at Maplewood Flats Conservancy

  • Sept 14-15 | Festival Preview Weekend (10am-3pm)
  • Sept 16-27 | "Pacific Coast Portraits" Exhibit featuring local AFC Artists

Meet-the-Artists Reception (VanDusen Botanical Garden)

  • Sept 19 | 7pm-9:30pm | Buy Tickets (Non-AFC Members)

2024 Festival Hours at VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • Sept 19 | 10am-4pm
  • Sept 20 | 10am-4pm (Gallery open for viewing until 5pm)
  • Sept 21 | 10am-4pm (Gallery open for viewing until 5pm)
  • Sept 22 | 10am-4pm

2024 Virtual Programming

  • Begins August 31

VanDusen Botanical Garden Access Info: Visit


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We acknowledge that the Artists for Conservation Festival takes place on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia.

2023 Program