The third annual Artists for Conservation Festival featuring an outstanding schedule of art and environmental education activities, including the world’s top conservation-themed art exhibit, kicked off this week. 80 original paintings and sculptures by world-renowned artists such as Robert Bateman, Pollyanna Pickering and Ed Spera are on display.
“The Artists for Conservation Festival is an artistic, cultural and educational experience that captures the social climate of concern for the planet today,” said Jeff Whiting, founder and President of Artists for Conservation. “The festival is also an opportunity to learn more about those leading organizations working to protect wildlife and wild places in BC and around the globe.”
The festival is open to the public until Sunday, October 6 on Grouse Mountain. Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and OWL Rehabilitation Society will be supporting the festival with live animal ambassadors – each with their own conservation story.
“Throughout the festival our guests will have the opportunity to explore the art exhibit, watch live painting demonstrations, listen to lectures, participate in art workshops and mingle with the world’s most talented nature and wildlife artists,” said Whiting. “Visitors will also have a chance to see our third documentary: “Art of the Ocean – Sea Turtles, Stingrays & Conservation in the Caymans.”
Wednesday October 2 “Adventures in Art & Environment” School Workshops were presented along with showings of the film Art & Conservation in the Caymans.
For detailed Festival information, visit: http://www.artistsforconservation.org/festival.
Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents.