Ecotones Arts Festival

The term Ecotones is about different habitats overlapping.
Where the land and ocean meet; or the Sun breaks out of morning clouds, revealing the new horizon.

      This very unique festival will happen on November 17, 18, 19th.

      Ecotones is a special project in that it embraces an age friendly model that will bring together all kinds of artistic communities with different age groups to celebrate where artistic habitats overlap.       KnoxVan Events has partnered with several businesses, guilds, organizations and artists of varying ages, backgrounds, experiences, and mediums. The festival has online, as well as, in person events at 5590 Balaclava Street in Vancouver to allow patrons of all ages and ability to experience, experiment and exercise creativity in this curated arts hub.

      We are focusing on the arts as a lens to explore the topics we are passionate about including spirituality, culture, community and expression. Most importantly,The Ecotones Arts Festival is a chance to come together and examine the modern world; as well as where and when it co-exists with the old.

Proudly sponsored by KnoxVan Events
in partnership with local Arts Organizations and Artists
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* November 17, 18 & 19, 2023 *
    Admission is FREE

  • All the Artist Talks/ Demos/ Performances/ In Person Gallery and Online Workshops are Free
  • Concerts are by Donation
  • Registration is required for 3 unique in person workshops:
    Creative Writing, Calligraphy and Coffee Latte Art
    – please sign up on the website.
  • The Online Store and Auction are now OPEN

Ecotones Arts Festival In Person Hours:
Friday, Nov 17 ~  7 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, Nov 18 ~  10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, Nov 19 ~ 12:30 pm to 8 pm

Please visit our dedicated website to learn more about all the artists, supporters and organizations that have come together for the Ecotones Arts Festival and plan which of the 16 different events that you would like to take in.

Happy Art Exploring!

Ecotone Arts Festival Highlights

Here are *some* of the workshops available through Ecotones Arts Festival!

Latte Etching
– Saturday, Nov 18 at Noon

A fun afternoon where local barista, coffee artist & content creator, Jessica Lui of Slothee Coffee, takes you through an introductory class on latte art etching. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing world of latte art and learn the art of etching intricate designs on the surface of your latte. By the end of the class, you’ll have foundational knowledge and the hands-on experience of creating your own latte masterpieces.

Register here

Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy
Sunday, Nov 19 at 4 pm

Calligraphy is a skill for LIFE … your personal and professional life. In this fun and relaxing workshop, you will learn the basic strokes and alphabet, tricky letter combinations, and how to create sentences. It will set you on your way to writing out gorgeous words and sentences. Create that special greeting card for a loved one! This is a class for BEGINNERS! You don’t need any prior experience in lettering. Right-handed and left-handed beginners welcome!

Register here

A Story That I Love with the Vancouver Tellers
– Saturday, Nov 18 at 4 PM

A luscious storytelling event with local performers. Sit back and enjoy engaging and entertaining stories told with a twist! This event is free, no registration required.

Martina Govednik Opera & Serbian Music Talk & Demo
– Saturday, Nov 18 at 6:30 pm

This Serbian-born mezzo-soprano made her European debut as Carmen in a Franco-German co-production which toured France, Germany and Poland in 2009. Ms Govednik has since been a regular on Canadian and European stages. This event is by donation, no registration required.

A Christmas In Wales by United Players
– Friday, Nov 17 at 7:30 PM

A Christmas in Wales by United Players Preview

A walk through putting together the live theatre production “A Christmas in Wales”. The multi-talented cast member Shannon Hunt will share preparations United Players are making. The excitement is building for a great family Christmas event !

… and many more including a coffeehouse jazz concert, creative writing workshop, artist talks and theatre talks!

See you at Ecotones Arts Festival
November 17, 18, & 19

… where so many wonderful artists look forward to welcoming you!