August 3–12, 2018


Fresh St. Market Art Market

The high-quality art market along Argyle Avenue allows you to view and purchase one-of-a-kind works of art. 


Artist talks, art demonstrations, workshops, hand-on classes and more. ArtSpeaks takes place daily and most classes are free!

Indigenous Exhibition

New to the festival this year, the Indigenous Showcase recognizes the tradition of gathering and celebrates Indigenous artists and communities in a modern context to share in the richness of their arts.

Art Beat

Art Beat showcases the work of local artists in the storefronts of Ambleside and Dundarave businesses, exemplifying the support our community gives to local artists.

Group Exhibition

A juried group of mixed media work are displayed in an open-air tent. Artists have submitted pieces that explore a number of topics and are open for browsing.

Harmony Showcase Exhibition

The Harmony Showcase Exhibition displays works from ArtSpeaks artists and will be held at the Silk Purse Arts Centre from August 312.

We Art Together

This exhibition showcases individual explorations by Indigenous artists in various mediums as well as the creative connections that have emerged through the collaborative work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist partnerships.

Slow Clothes: The Art of Fashion

Don't miss this fashion show and wearable art sale of one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories by well-known North Shore and Metro Vancouver fibre and jewellery artists.

Plein Air Challenge

In a traditional four-hour Plein Air painting competition, painters must originate, paint, complete and frame a piece of art that they create outdoors.