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Vines Art Festival: 10 days of free events in Vancouver parks

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DH Vancouver Staff Jul 28, 2017 5:45 am 883

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:

  • Dancer Caitlin Griffin performing Margie Gillis’ iconic solo “Loon” through Margie Gillis Dance Foundation’s The Legacy Project.
  • Musician Stefan Smulovitz collaborating with Lara Abadir (peformer)
  • Dave Biddle (musician) and Andrew Scott (beekeeper) creating an interactive sound performance with live bees as central performers.
  • Elisa Thorn creating expansive soundscapes, exploring the human condition.
  • New (to) Town Collective (Anjela Magpantay, June
    Fukumura and Avyen von Waldenburg)
  • A group of theatre artists/clowns, bringing the story of Magic Mark and his (re)Quest for culture to life.
  • Lori Snyder a First Nations herbalist and urban foraging expert leading a plant-based workshop.

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.

Event listings:

  • August 9, 5:30 to 11 pm: In Kitsilano – partnership with Publik Secrets at Hadden Park (1015 Maple Street)
  • August 11, 6 to 8 pm: In Strathcona – partnership with Earthand Gleaners at Trillium Park (600 National Avenue)
  • August 12, 3 to 5:30 pm: In Strathcona – partnership with Oncle Hookies at Maclean Park (710 Keefer Street)
  • August 13, 10 am to 3 pm: In East Vancouver – partnership with Popcorn Galaxies at Pandora Park (2325 Franklin Street)
  • August 13, 3 to 7 pm: In Stanley Park –  partnership at 2 nd Beach Picnic Area (8901 Stanley Park Drive)
  • August 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm: In Mount Pleasant with Resilient Roots Artists at Dude Chilling Park (2390 Brunswick Street)
  • August 17, 4 to 7 pm: In East Vancouver – partnership with Fresh Roots at Norquay Park (5050 Wales Street)

Vines Art Festival 2017 – main event

When: August 19, 1 to 7:30 pm
Where: Trout Lake Park – 3300 Victoria Drive, south end behind the concession
Price: Free

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Vines Art Festival 


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