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.


ASL Interpretation for Vines Art Festival events Video by  Ladan Sahraei who is doing ASL interpretation, with information on two event dates that will include August 8th 2018, and August 18th 2018. WEDNESDAY, AUG 8 | GRANVILLE ISLAND (1404 Anderson St)...

Accessibird – Tom Catyr Todd

Accessibird is an art project that uses the land, specifically birds, to help us understand our relationship to accessibility. The birds give the project humour and honesty to a subject that is easy to overlook. I’ve made wooden and paper signs that will be placed...

Vines Inaugural Youth Program

In its inaugural formation, Vine’s youth program has brought together a cohort of young creatives, asking them to consider their position on this land and in its future as the uniting purpose for their time together. Over the course of eight weeks, they’ve explored...



AUGUST 8-19, 2018

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