Virtual Program

Virtual Festival Program

The 2023 Artists for Conservation Festival brings several virtual elements online, making the event more accessible and available. For those who can't make the in-person event at VanDusen Botanical Garden or Maplewood Conservancy, join us online. AFC's virtual program features: Facebook Live artist demos, documentary films, studio visits, musical performances, a 360-degree Virtual Nature Art Walk and, of course, AFC's Virtual Exhibit. The 2023 Program will be posted in early September.

AFC Festival VIRTUAL Events (Previous Year)

 

Time (PST)

Activity

Location

Sept 23 - Sept, 2022

AFC's 2022 Virtual Exhibit goes online on September 22. View all artwork from the live exhibit plus much more. Browse the exhibit.

 

Purchase the annual AFC Exhibit book. Proceeds support AFC programs.

ONLINE
Sept 23 Pacific Coast Portraits - A 360-degree Virtual Nature Art Walk through North Vancouver's Maplewood Flats. Featuring  AFC artists of Vancouver's Lower Mainland. 
ONLINE
OnlineBrowse AFC's Silent Skies Mural. 100ft mural of world's endangered birds by 170 AFC artists. Launched in 2018 at the AFC Festival.
ONLINE

 

Time (PST)ActivityLocation
Sept 23 | 1pm Special Film Screening of "Pride: Lions of Soysambu" and Facebook Live conversation with filmmaker Will Richardson and Guy Combes. Link to live film event
FACEBOOK LIVE
Sep 25 | 8am 

Facebook Live conversation with AFC artist and world-renowned artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey. Link to demo.

Watch related films for free - click the links below:
This is Your Ocean: Sharks (Part 1)
https://vimeo.com/464209092
Password: afc

This is Your Ocean: Sharks - Part 2
No password required.
FACEBOOK LIVE
Sept 25Stream of film "Returning" released in 2019 featuring AFC artist and renowned ornithologist, Dr. Rob Butler.
ONLINE

 

Time (PST)ActivityLocation
Thu Sept 23 | 11am-12pm Lorna Hamilton - Studio tour and painting techniques
Click here to visit Lorna on Facebook.
FACEBOOK LIVE
Sep 24 | 3pm-4pmKim Michelle Toft - Silk painting
Click here to visit Kim on Facebook.
FACEBOOK LIVE
Sept 25 | 8am-9amDr. Guy Harvey - Marine art & conservation
Click here to visit Guy on Facebook.
FACEBOOK LIVE
Sep 25 | 11am-12pmRachel Ivanyi
Click here to visit Rachel on Facebook.
FACEBOOK LIVE
   

 

Time (PST)ActivityLocation
Sept 24 (launch)Musical Video Performance featuring violist and composer, Thomas Beckman accompanied by percussionist Jarrett Plett, with video montage.
ONLINE
Sept 24Musical Video Performance featuring singer/songwriter, Michael Averill with video montage. 
ONLINE

 

 

 

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