Artists for Conservation Festival

Art | Music | Nature

VanDusen Botanical Garden | Sept 21-24, 2023
Maplewood Flats Conservancy | Sept 12-30, 2023
Virtual Programming | Starts Aug 29

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 2023, 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). Programming is free (Maplewood Flats Conservancy) or free with standard admission (VanDusen Botanical Garden) with easy access from the street

Festival Hours at Maplewood Flats Conservancy

  • Sept 12-30 | "Pacific Coast Portraits" Exhibit featuring local AFC Artists
  • Sept 16 | Opening Ceremonies (TBA)
  • Sept 16-17 | Festival Preview Weekend (Hours TBA)

Meet-the-Artists Reception (VanDusen Botanical Garden)

  • Sept 21 | 7pm-10pm 

Festival Hours at VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • Sept 21 | 10am-5pm
  • Sept 22 | 10am-5pm
  • Sept 23 | 10am-5pm
  • Sept 24 | 10am-4pm

Virtual Programming

  • Begins August 29 | TBA

VanDusen Botanical Garden Access Info: Visit


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