IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: 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. Programming times subject to change.
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 walks, live art and music demos and film. In 2021, 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). Public programming hours are expected to be between 10am-6pm. Programming is typically free or nominal cost to the public with easy access from the street, though due to COVID.