AUGUST 8-19, 2018

Vines Art Festival is an accessible community-oriented event for artists and the public to deepen their connections to each other on beautiful Coast Salish landscape through environmental and social justice art, reminding us of life’s beauty and strengthening our power to create change as a community.

Vines Art Festival is committed to capturing the imaginations of new audiences and inserting creativity into Vancouver’s everyday public spaces.

The festival is a free public event that creates platforms for local artists and performers to create with and on the land, steering their creative impulses toward work that focuses on the environment – whether a deep love of nature, sustainability, or climate justice.

We stage work in pedestrian, open-air settings so audiences will happen upon public art, finding delight in the unexpected beauty and power of the super-natural Coast Salish Territory. We present a wide range of disciplines and cultures, reinforcing the reality that each art form and each community has a deep-rooted tie to the land and a story to go along with it. Vines shares thought-provoking art that tackles environmental justice with various approaches that are accessible for all ages, genders and cultures; granting each individual the possibility to access, engage, and participate in creation or performance.


Your donation will support the growth of eco-arts in Vancouver.


Vines Art Festival 2018 is coming soon!

Vines Art Festival 2018 August 8-19th Vines is going to be coming to a community near you! This summer we will be at Hadden Park (Kits Beach), Granville Island, Trillium & Strathcona Park, Roundhouse Community Centre, Crab Park and Trout Lake Park! We have grown even...

Behind the Scenes with Vines Artists

Puzzles of a Forest - Anna Kraulis, Charlotte Priest and Soyoung Park Puzzles of a Forest explores the connection between the human body and an old growth forest. In July, the artists traveled to the beautiful, unprotected Walbran Valley/Kaxi:ks, traditional territory...

Unfolding MINE, By Kelly McInnes

MINE is a project that is very dear to me and has grown so much over the years. It began when my roommate at the time, Renee Sigouin, asked me if I wanted to create a piece with her using a big pile of clothes. This first iteration of the work was performed at Art for...



AUGUST 8-19, 2018

Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.