Artists for Conservation Festival 2017

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Event Category: Festivals & Events

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    Open to Public: November 10-13 (10AM-4PM)

    Art workshops: Nov 10 & 11 | Click here to Register 

    Since 2011, Artists for Conservation (AFC) has hosted its flagship event – the AFC Festival – in Greater Vancouver. The event is a multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring a world-class art exhibit, films, workshops, painting demos, music and cultural performances. Previously hosted by Grouse Mountain, the Festival now makes its home at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Following the premiere in Vancouver, AFC’s exhibit tours across North America and, starting in 2017, China.

    AFC is the world’s leading group of artists dedicated to supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, AFC represents many of the world’s most celebrated names in the nature/wildlife art genre among a dedicated membership of professional and emerging artists from nearly 30 countries.

    Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. AFC hosts the world’s largest online gallery of professional nature, landscape and wildlife art at

    AFC is the lead visual arts partner of the upcoming 2018 International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver– the world’s most important bird-related event since 1884.

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