Arts in the Garden 2023: Calls Opening January 2023

Arts in the Garden is an annual outdoor community event that has been taking place for now over twenty years. The event is a celebration of the intersection between artistic practices and the natural world. Each year, musicians, visual artists and performers transform an outdoor space into a place of imagination and creativity, inspiring visitors to care for the natural world while being in better relations to those who share the land with us, and to one another. Arts in the Garden is an encounter of people and place, of creativity and of reflection; we invite you to join us in this special weekend of play, connection and delight on May 27 and 28, 2023.

During Arts in the Garden 2023, about twelve outdoor spaces will host a handful of visual artists, musicians and performers for visitors to meet over the course of the weekend. This is not a ticketed event, although garden passes are available for purchase beginning in spring 2023. While some gardens are free to enter, most have a small cash fee of under 5$ – the exact amount will be posted in the months leading up to the event.

We have recently closed applications to be a host garden for Arts in the Garden 2023. We will be opening applications to participate as an artist, performer or musician in early January, 2023; please check back for further information. 

Any questions about Arts in the Garden 2023, including our applications to participate, can be directed to our Events and Community Development Manager, Katherine Gear Chambers, at katherine@northvanarts.ca or by phone at 604-988-6844. You can also visit our office at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, and Katherine will be happy to chat with you, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.  
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To learn more about Arts in the Garden, you can explore last year’s event page, the event’s archive, or get to know some of our returning gardeners, artists, musicians and performers while immersing yourself in music, art and nature through 2021’s Arts in the Garden online event, found online and on YouTube.