Hosted by North Van Arts, Art in the Garden has traditionally been held on the last weekend of May offering an unforgettable celebration of visual art and music in private North Shore gardens. Since 1999, visitors have had an opportunity to visit over 100 private gardens to connect with visual artists, artisans, and gardeners while enjoying performances by local musicians in unique surroundings.
In 2021, the event shifted to become Arts in the Garden, opening up the programming to feature a wider range of offerings and art-forms while continuing to celebrate nature, arts and music. The event opens space for creativity, rest and play, and an opportunity for visitors to reflect on their relationship and responsibility to the lands they live on, and the communities to which they belong.
Visitors can explore the varying landscapes, terrain, and nature that makes up the North Shore. In one weekend, visitors can view a rock garden, a lush forest landscape, an urban growing space, ocean views, and more.
There are so many arts to experience: from paintings and sculptures to artisan gifts, spoken word poetry to group dance performances; visitors are able to enjoy and immerse themselves in all the energy and variety of the arts.
Every year, visitors can unwind and be serenaded by live music. Local musicians from a variety of genres, including: jazz, pop, contemporary piano, folk, acoustic guitar, harp, Latin pop, and blues & rock animate the garden spaces with their tunes.
To learn more about Arts in the Garden, and how the 2021 event is online this year, and other North Van Arts events, click here.
Arts in the Garden and North Van Arts’ activities take place on the unceded territories of the Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.