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Annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF)

October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021

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The time for culture, creativity, and community is now and Vancouver’s Outsider Artists want to share their art!

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver is pleased to return to hosting public events and will present the 5th Annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) from October 15–17, 2021 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown.

To extend the event, an online festival will be available from October 27–December 1, 2021.

VOAF is Canada’s first and only Outsider Arts Festival. It offers visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for art exhibition and sales; performance and participation; and connection and learning.

This is the best time to come together safely and share creativity and expression through arts and culture with our local community” says Kristin Cheung, Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival Producer and Executive Director of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver which organizes the festival.

Eligible artists self-identify as outsiders and have strong creative practices, with diverse aesthetics. Percentage of the art sales go directly to artists.

VOAF includes exhibiting visual and performing artists. Additional organizational partners include Alternative Creations Studio and John Howard Society and free public workshops.

The family-friendly festival is free to the public and the full event schedule and workshop pre-registration is available online at

All events are FREE and a large portion of net sales goes directly to the artists.

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:00 – 3:00 PM


October 15, 2021
October 17, 2021
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The Community Arts Council of Vancouver
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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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