The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival is an annual festival offering opportunities for exhibition, performance, connection, and learning to visual and performing artists in Vancouver who might be facing social exclusion among other barriers.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported local artists at the 6th annual festival in October 2022! We saw a record number of attendees, over $12,000 in art sales, and 4 free public workshops took place. We look forward to reuniting with you next year to celebrate another group of Outsider Artists!

The festival will return in October 2023. The call for 2023 artists will be posted here in Spring 2023.

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