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Community cultural events help bridge cultures and build strong communities through the arts, featuring visual and performing arts, and encouraging public engagement.

Arts in the Garden 2021
Arts in the Garden 2021
June 12-27, 2021

The 2021 edition of Arts in the Garden is once again adapted online to keep our community safe during the ongoing pandemic. We are keeping the spirit of the event alive through film and activities to engage audiences at home and outside with a series of Artist Vignettes and three Garden Concert videos.

To watch the Artist Vignettes and Garden Concert  videos, click below!


Artist Vignettes 

are short videos to inspire you to connect with nature through activities guided by local artists, reflecting, collecting & creating from our local land-base. Some activities will be accompanied by instructions & supply lists, making it fun and simple to create arts-based projects in your gardens or local parks!

Artists: Isabelle Kirouac, Margaret Joba-Woodruff, T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss, Kwiigay iiwaans, Jaz, & Oliver, Sesemiya (Tracy Williams), Willoughby Arevalo

Click Here to learn more about the artists!

Garden Concerts

will immerse you in visual and performing art experiences, captured in the spectacular backdrops of three local private gardens across the North Shore. Feed your need for live music & performance, be inspired by local artists and gardeners, and connect with nature.

Click Here to watch the concerts!

Gardener: Simin Badr, Musician: Jay Knutson, Artist Group: Cascadia Society, Artist: Allison Burns Joseph, Performer: Lamondance
Gardener: John Whyte, Musician: Julia McDougall, Artist: Claudia Wiebe, Artist: Violet Finvers, Performer: Little Fish Productions
Gardener: Delphia Johnstone, Musician: Ava Maria Safai, Artist: Tary Majidi, Artist: Shandra Stephenson, Performer: Angelic Goldsky
Looking for the videos? Click Here To Experience Arts In the Garden

Having troubles using the Arts in the Garden webpage? Click Here to watch on our YouTube page!

Like What You See?

North Van Arts is dedicated to providing accessible, engaging, creative content for our community. We would love to hear about your experience

North Van Arts is committed to offering accessible programming to our community. As you experience Arts in the Garden, we invite you to offer a donation to North Van Arts, bearing in mind that there will be no ticket revenue generated from audiences this year, and previous years’ festival passes have been priced around $20 (tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20). Your donation will enable North Van Arts to continue supporting the work of local and emerging artists, performers and musicians during this challenging time.

Arts in the Garden Visitor Survey

This year, our friends at GardenWorks have generously donated a $200 Gift Card for a lucky Arts in the Garden survey participant! As a charitable, grassroots, social-profit organization, North Van Arts is dedicated to improving our events each year to reflect and fit the needs of our community. We greatly value your feedback, and we are keen to hear about your experience of Arts in the Garden Online 2021. We invite you to fill out the survey here

Arts in the Garden

For twenty-one years, Art in the Garden has offered an unforgettable celebration of creativity through self-guided tours of private North Shore gardens. Visitors connected with visual artists and artisans using these natural spaces as their gallery walls, while musicians played in concert with their unique surroundings.

This year marks the transition of the event to Arts in the Garden, a celebration of nature, music, and the arts on the North Shore. With a slightly new name, the format and programming of this annual event will grow to feature a wider range of offerings and art-forms.

Visit the Art in the Garden archive