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Arts in the Garden 2024
Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th, 2024

 View the Arts in the Garden 1 minute video to get a taste of this event!

Arts in the Garden is an annual outdoor community event based on the North Shore. Taking place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the event is bringing visual artists, musicians, performers, and workshops to ten outdoor spaces across the North Shore. 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.

Arts in the Garden celebrates the intersection between artistic practices and the natural world. Each year, musicians, visual artists and performers fill outdoor spaces with their imagination and creativity. Through play, creativity, learning, and engagement, the event invites community to reflect on their relationship to the land and to place, and hopes to inspire us to care for the natural world and for all those sharing the land with us.

Feathers and Fungi programming begins at 9:30am on Saturday, and at 10:00am Sunday. Registration will be available through the Feathers and Fungi page in the menu on your left. All other gardens will be open from 11am – 4pm.

Each garden has an entry fee of $5 cash, although four gardens have entrance by donation – The West Vancouver Memorial Library (Garden #2), Harmony Garden (Garden #4), Loutet Farm (Garden #8) and Feathers and Fungi at Maplewood Flats (Garden #10). We can only accept cash during the event.

You can buy a $35 all-access garden pass on this webpage or by visiting 335 Lonsdale Avenue (our office at CityScape Community ArtSpace) beginning in early May.

FEATHERS AND FUNGI REGISTRATION

Learn about and register for Feathers and Fungi workshops here

To learn more about Feathers and Fungi, and catch a glimpse of the learning and connections you can form through this event, you can watch this video highlighting the event.

HOW TO JOIN US

All Arts in the Garden locations are listed on the webpage panels linked in the menu on your left, or through the ‘read the event guide’ tab below. Garden pages include parking and transporation information.

Most garden spaces have an entry fee of $5 cash. West Vancouver Memorial Library, Harmony Garden, Loutet Farm and Maplewood Flats have entrance by donation. Children under the age of 12 can enter for free.

$35 Garden Passes are available for purchase online here or at CityScape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver) in advance of the event, or at each garden venue during the event weekend. North Van Arts members get a 10$ discount on the garden pass. Call 604-988-6844 for more information.

You can register for Feathers and Fungi workshops online here.

Accessiblity information is included on each garden webpage linked on the menu to your right.

We can’t wait to see you there!

ACCESSIBILITY

Each garden venue is marked online and in the event guide with either a red, yellow or green accessibility indication.

A red marking means that the garden poses several accessibility barriers.

A yellow marking means that there are a few accessibility concerns, but the space may still be accessible for some.

A green marking means that the garden is overall accessible. Details regarding each space are available on the garden’s event homepage.

Information regarding transportation and parking are included on each garden’s webpage. If you do not require accessible parking, we ask that you please leave parking spaces closest to each garden available for those who need them.

Seating is not provided. Please bring your own chair if you need a guarunteed place to sit.

JOIN OUR EVENTS TEAM!

We are looking for volunteers to join our Arts in the Garden event team! There are two volunteer opportunities:

1) Distribution! We would LOVE  for you to stop by our gallery to pick up promotional materials for the event, and distribute them in your community. We are open 11:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday through Saturday. Distribution materials will be available in late April and early May.

2) Event Weekend Team: We are keenly looking for volunteers to spend a few hours at the entrance to a garden during the event weekend, welcoming visitors.

If both or either of these opportunities appeal to you, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Gwenyth, at gwenyth@northvanarts.ca . Thank you, and we can’t wait to work with you!

Read the Event Guide

Click Here to view this year’s event guide. Printed event guides will be available at 335 Lonsdale Avenue (CityScape Community ArtSpace) in early May, and distributed throughout the community.

PREPARE FOR THE WEEKEND

Bring Cash: Garden entry fees and donations are cash only! Some artists and performers will be selling their work at the event, so bring cash and your card so that you are prepared to make a purchase!

Look for Signage: Each garden will be marked by a tent hosting one or two volunteers ready to greet you!

Plan Your Route: Each garden webpage listed on your left contains a google maps link to the garden location. Use this function to plan your route for the weekend!

HISTORY OF ARTS IN THE GARDEN

Arts in the Garden is in its 25th year running. Hosted on the last weekend of May, Arts in the Garden has been bringing arts to garden spaces across the North Shore since 1999. The event has been expanding and changing ever since its creation, gradually adding a minimum of two visual artists in each garden, and live music throughout the full event weekend. In 2021, the online event expanded to include performance arts, engagement activities, and workshops. Each of these elements were brought into 2022’s in-person event, along with Feathers and Fungi, a workshop series hosted at Maplewood Flats in partnership with Wild Bird Trust of BC.

Arts in the Garden will continue to grow, expand, and respond to our community. We hope to open space for creativity, rest and play, and offer an opportunity for visitors to reflect on their relationship and responsibility to the lands they live on, and the communities to which they belong.

Experience moments from Arts in the Garden 2023 here.

Visitor's Survey

Enjoyed your experience at Arts in the Garden? Click here to fill out a visitor’s survey for the chance to win a $200 gift card to OPUS Art Supplies. Only submissions after 11:30am on Saturday, May 25th are valid.

Questions?

Contact info@northvanarts.ca or 604-988-6844 for details. You can also visit our office at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, open Wednesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm. We are currently accepting volunteer applications for Arts in the Garden. Contact info@northvanarts.ca to learn more.