This summer, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the best local talent at the Vines Art Festival.
The community-driven event kicks off on August 9 and runs until August 19. And it’s set to feature earth-inspired visual and performing artists, eco-
conscious community leaders, herbalists, urban farmers, and woodcarvers.
It’s a massive celebration of our stunning Coast Salish landscape taking place at a number of East Vancouver parks including Maclean Park, Norquay Park, and Pandora Park, plus Second Beach in Stanley Park and also Hadden Park in Kitsilano.
But you don’t want to miss Vine Art Festival’s main event that will be held at Trout Lake Park on August 19. On the day, you’ll get to see artists enliven the park performing, installing leading workshops on “earthstages.”
The third annual festival is bigger than ever this year with eight eco-events and performances scheduled from August 9 to 18, in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Artists in Residency program.
In total, more than 70 artists are confirmed for the event including the following:
One of the biggest events taking place as part of the Vines Art Festival is the Resilient Roots Project. This project will be led by spoken word poet Valeen Jules and artistic director of Vines Art Festival, Heather Lamoureux, featuring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artivists.
You’ll get to hear from participants including creative writing educator and associate dramaturge at PTC, Mia Amir, activist and artist Claris Figueira, publisher and artist at Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous alternative media, Maddi Grier, plus many more.
For more information and to see a detailed schedule of events, visit the Vines Art Festival online. To get the latest updates and find out about events happening near you, check out the festival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
When: August 19, 1 to 7:30 pm
Where: Trout Lake Park – 3300 Victoria Drive, south end behind the concession
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Vines Art Festival