The Vines Art Festival returns to 6 different parks across Vancouver

Aug 9 2018, 2:08 am

The Vines Art Festival, a unique multidisciplinary eco-arts festival, is returning to Metro Vancouver.

Entering its fourth annual year, the community-driven celebration features over 70 performing and visual artists at parks throughout Vancouver including eco-conscious community leaders, herbalists, urban farmers, and woodcarvers, all while celebrating our stunning Coast Salish Land.

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Over the next twelve days, from Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 19, events will be hosted at Trout Lake Park, Kitsilano Beach, Crab Park, Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Centre, and Strathcona Park, with the main event held at Trout Lake Park on Saturday, August 18.

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On Tuesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 16 from 6 to 9 pm, Squamish language singers, hip-hop and dance artists, and Eddy Van Wyck will join together for Songs at the Ocean.

Songs at the Ocean explores the intersection between mental health and environmental justice, and features artists like Kimmortal, Missy D and Immigrant Lessons, An̓usáyum̓, and Shamin Zahabioun.

On Saturday, August 18, the main event will feature Old Soul Rebel, Valeen Jules, Jaye Simpson, Jaz Scuff, Mitcholos Touchie, Kathara, Alex Taylor McCallum, Marisa Gold, and Janelle Reid.

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Other events such as dance, live painting, spoken word events, and many other arts and cultural shows will be taking place.

Resilient Roots is the heart of the Vines Art Festival, bringing together emerging Indigenous artists.

This year’s group is diverse and well spoken, with a younger generation of emerging artists working and growing with Indigenous mid-career artists as mentors.

For more information and to see the full artist lineup, visit the Vines Art Festival website.

Vines Art Festival 2018

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
Price: Free

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