Marisa Gold and Janelle Reid perform as part of the 2018 Vines Art Festival.
Marisa Gold and Janelle Reid perform as part of the 2018 Vines Art Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the uniquely Vancouver Vines Art Festival is at the intersection of art and activism.

Featuring over 70 performing and visual artists at parks throughout Vancouver, the Festival continues through August 19. This free and family-friendly festival gathers visual and performing artists, eco-conscious community leaders, herbalists, urban farmers, and woodcarvers under a single banner.

The Festival’s main event takes place at the south end of the lake at Trout Lake Park on August 18, where artists will perform, install and lead workshops on what organizers refer to as “earthstages”.

Another highlight takes place at CRAB Park in East Vancouver, as Squamish language singers, hip hop and dance artists explore the intersection between mental health and environmental justice, using raw voice expression and stories in the artist’s native languages.

At the heart of Vines is the Resilient Roots Project, a project partnering emerging and mid-career Indigenous artivists to create a new work to be performed at Trout Lake.

Vancouver Presents’ contributing editor, Mark Robins, went live in Kitsilano’s Hadden Park for a look at one of the performances at this year’s Festival, and to chat with the Festival’s artistic director Heather Lamoureux to find out more.

The 2018 Vines Art Festival continues at parks around Vancouver until August 19. Visit vinesartfestival.com for more information.

We are LIVE at Hadden Park in Kitsilano for a preview of this year's Vines Art Festival.Be sure to LIKE and SHARE this broadcast with your friends!Along with performances from Marisa Gold and Janelle Reid, we'll also speak with artistic director Heather Lamoureux to find out more about what to expect at this year's Festival.The 2018 Vines Arts Festival takes place at locations around Metro Vancouver August 8-19. Visit http://vinesartfestival.com for more information.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Thursday, August 9, 2018

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