Starting October 13 2012, Grouse Mountain is pleased to once again play host to the Artists for Conservation Festival (AFC) bringing the world’s leading conservation- themed exhibit of original nature and wildlife art to the Peak of Vancouver. The second annual AFC festival will this year include renowned artists such as Robert Bateman, Guy Combes, Mark Hobson, John Seerey-Lester and Pollyanna Pickering.
During this unique event, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the exhibits, participate in registered art workshops, listen to guest speakers, observe live painting demonstrations as well as purchase artwork and festival merchandise in support of Artists for Conservation.
The AFC Festival in addition to the 90 works of art on display also provides a rare opportunity for the public to personally meet some of the most inspiring and talented artists from around the world. It is also an incredible opportunity for art collectors to discover talent and acquire some impressive artworks, while supporting conservation.
Entry to the Festival is complimentary with your Grouse Mountain Alpine Experience ticket.
The festival includes:
- Nearly 90 original paintings and sculptures showcasing nature and wildlife art
- A kick off event with live music, cultural performances and an introduction to the featured artists
- An invitation to the world premiere of the Artists for Conservation’s 2nd documentary film, The Soysambu Legacy: Art and Conservation in Africa’s Rift Valley
- Preceding the opening celebrations there will be a black-tie fundraising gala and silent auction
- The opportunity to attend a wine and cheese exhibit opening and a meet the artists evening
- Adventures in Art & Environment youth workshops featuring day trips for schools and for general public on Pro-D day.
- Registered Adult Art Workshops with international master wildlife artists, discounted for Grouse Mountain passholders.
Artists for Conservation is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. For more information please visit: http://www.artistsforconservation.org