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Vancouver Arts & Music Festival – Saturday

Saturday, August 3, 2024
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Add to Calendar Saturday, August 3, 2024 10:00 am Saturday, August 3, 2024 10:00 am America/Los_Angeles Vancouver Arts & Music Festival – Saturday Get ready to dive into a world of electrifying creativity at the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival! This spectacular free event is open to all ages and will transform Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver into a stage for artistic brilliance! From vibrant stages to pop-up galleries, awe-inspiring juried art shows, toe-tapping family activities and tantalizing food vendors, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is a sensory explosion like no other. Attend the festival on Saturday to participate in free Studio Workshops with local artists in Esther Short Park. 1 p.m. Music Improvisation and Exploration with Upbeat Music Therapy Services… Esther Short Park

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Esther Short Park
605 Esther St. Vancouver, Washington

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Get ready to dive into a world of electrifying creativity at the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival! This spectacular free event is open to all ages and will transform Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver into a stage for artistic brilliance! From vibrant stages to pop-up galleries, awe-inspiring juried art shows, toe-tapping family activities and tantalizing food vendors, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival is a sensory explosion like no other.

Attend the festival on Saturday to participate in free Studio Workshops with local artists in Esther Short Park.

  • 1 p.m. Music Improvisation and Exploration with Upbeat Music Therapy Services
  • 2 p.m. Ekphrastic Exploration with Clark County Poet Laureate, Susan Dingle
  • 3 p.m. Make and Take Your Own Greeting Card with Liz Nye
  • 4 p.m. Make and Take Your Own Dream Journal with Tamara Dinius
  • 5 p.m. Make and take You Own Garden Signs with Deborah Nagano

Esther Short Park Community Stage

10 a.m. Riverside Performing Arts
10:45 a.m. Sarada Kala Nilayam Bharatanatyam
11:15 a.m. Vancouver Ballet Folklórico
12:15 p.m. Ka Lei Haliˈa O Ka Lokelani Hula
1 p.m. Anavai O Te Ora Tahitian Dance
1:45 p.m. IXIC Aztec Dance
2:30 p.m. push/FOLD Dance Company
3:15 p.m. Teva Oriata Polynesian Dance Troupe
4 p.m. Olga Loktev
4:15 p.m. Groove Nation Dance

Phil Arnold Way Community Stage

10 a.m. Skamokawa Swamp Opera
11 a.m. Ants Ants Ants
12 p.m. Bon Bon Vivant
1 p.m. Festival Brass
2 p.m. Jam Session
3 p.m. Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra
4 p.m. The Departures
5 p.m. Pamela Jordan Trio
6 p.m. Conjunto Alegre

Esther Short Park Main Stage at 6 p.m.

Astral Mixtape gets things started, followed by an evening of Beethoven featuring pianist Olga Kern with Maestro Schwarz and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Volunteers Needed: This free festival is made possible thanks to the support of outstanding volunteers! Be part of the excitement and help with setup, vendor support, artist assistance and more. Saturday volunteer spots are full, join the wait list.

Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the City of Vancouver, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Oliva Family Fund. With support from United Grain and OPB. Special thanks to Vancouver Farmers Market, Columbia Arts Network and Vancouver’s Downtown Association.