Festivals are at the heart of summer in Vancouver and now another outdoor extravaganza has announced its return for 2018.
The fourth-annual multidisciplinary eco-arts celebration, Vines Art Festival, will be taking place at various parks throughout Vancouver from August 8 to 19.
More than 70 performing and visual artists are set to perform at Kitsilano Beach, Crab Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park, with the main event at Trout Lake Park on August 18.
The free all-ages event joins activism with the arts in the most fun and interactive way possible, making it a must-visit festival this summer.
You’ll get to see everyone from visual and performance artists to eco-conscious community leaders, herbalists, urban farmers, and woodcarvers, as Vines Art Festival celebrates our Coast Salish land through earth-inspired art and performance.
Visit Crab Park on August 14 (6 to 9 pm) to see Squamish language singers, hip-hop and dance artists join stem mother tongue (Eddy Van Wyck) as they explore the intersection between mental health and environmental justice, using raw voice expression and stories in native languages.
Artists confirmed to perform include; Kimmortal (a diasporic first generation settler-based on unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories), Katie Cassady (dancer and choreographer from TWObigsteps Collective & Donald Sales/Project 20), Rabbit Richards (a New York-born, Montreal-bred, performance poet), musicians an̓usáyum̓ (two Indigenous artists from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, singing their own contemporary western music and Coast Salish traditional singing), among so many others.
Dance, live painting, spoken word events, and many other arts and cultural shows will be taking place as part of the festival.
When: August 8 to 19
Where: Kitsilano Beach, Trout Lake Park, CRAB Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park
Vines Main event
When: August 18
Time: 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 Vines Art Festival