An exciting program of music, art, lectures, films, parades, workshops, field trips, exhibits and much more are in the works. If you want to be on the program contact us.

Artists for Conservation will showcase some of the worlds best nature art at the Congress and Festival. Artists for Conservation has been engaged as the official visual arts partner to organize, curate and deliver all official programming related to visual arts, which includes AFC’s annual juried exhibit, a collaborative mural, artist demo and lecture series and an artist booth expo. AFC is theming its 10th annual festival for the purpose of supporting the Congress and Festival, and welcomes new members to join in the competitive process to participate in the visual arts component. For all programs with exception of the mural, participation is juried or will be by invitation. For more information contact the AFC (

The VIBF opening ceremony will begin with the fanfare "Gathering Flock". This piece was composed by Frederick Schipizky and will be played by the Vancouver Symphony Brass quintet. Enjoy a preview here:


All exhibitors are coordinated through the Congress website. For more information and to learn about how to become an exhibitor click below and we’ll be sure to contact you with updates and details!