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Experience the 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair with 80+ Global Exhibitors

Experience the 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair with 80+ global exhibitors, live music, food trucks, and free entry!

Experience the Vancouver Art Book Fair with 80+ global exhibitors, live music, food trucks, and free entry!

The Vancouver Art Book Fair is back and better than ever! With over 80 publishers and artists from across the globe, this year’s event promises to be a spectacular celebration of literature, crafts, and visual art. As Canada’s longest-running international art book fair, it’s an event that art and book enthusiasts eagerly anticipate. This year, it’s not just about books but an immersive experience blending creativity, culture, and community.

When: July 26th, 27th, and 28th
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews and 520 East 1st Avenue
Cost: Free admission

A Global Gathering of Publishers and Artists

This year’s fair features a diverse array of publishers from countries such as China, South Korea, and the U.S., showcasing everything from DIY zines to elaborately printed artist books. The fair’s eclectic mix ensures that there is something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of indie publications or high-end art books. Here are some of the confirmed exhibitors:

  • 51 Personae (Shanghai, China)
  • a bunch of (Vancouver, BC)
  • afterhours / Offish Supply (Seattle, WA)
  • AROM JU (San Jose, CA)
  • Art Metropole (Toronto, ON)
  • Backroom Book Club (Vancouver, BC)
  • Burnaby Art Gallery (Burnaby, BC)
  • Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA) (New York, NY)
  • Casa Futura (Cali, Colombia)
  • Cathy Busby (Vancouver, BC)
  • Christine Walde (Victoria, BC)
  • Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
  • Crisis Editions / Dane Press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Current Editions (Emeryville, CA)
  • Dædu (Vancouver, BC)
  • Daniel Robert Hawkins (Vancouver, BC)
  • Dawn Lo (Vancouver, BC)
  • diasporan savant press (Portland, OR)
  • e-flux (Brooklyn, NY)
  • E. Allain / Copy Shop Books (Dartmouth, NS)
  • READ BOOKS / Libby Leshgold Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
  • ESPACE art actuel (Montreal, QC)
  • Feiya (Burnaby, BC)
  • Femme Art Review (London, ON)
  • Fillip / New Documents (Vancouver, BC)
  • Fortner Anderson (Montreal, QC)
  • Found You Magazine (Vancouver, BC)
  • Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto, ON)
  • Gallery Gachet (Vancouver, BC)
  • Go够Studio (Vancouver, BC)
  • Hingston & Olsen Publishing (Edmonton/Calgary, AB)
  • Hotam Press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Illustrations by Joy Kim (Vancouver, BC)
  • karen shangguan (Vancouver, BC)
  • Keep On! Creative (Vancouver, BC)
  • Kira Buro (Vancouver, BC)
  • MAKERMAKER (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Marc Bell (Vancouver, BC)
  • Matthew Tomkinson (Surrey, BC)
  • Megaspora Press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Moniker Press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Mortal Dilemma (Vancouver, BC)
  • Mushy Strawberry (Vancouver, BC)
  • NEUE DAYS / Unpress 紙漿合作社 (Toronto, ON)
  • Norsk Risoforening / Lexie Owen (Oslo, Norway)
  • O Underworld! Press (Havelock, ON)
  • Oliver Arthur (Vancouver, BC)
  • Olivia Mae Sinclair (Oakville, ON)
  • Pim (Coquitlam, BC)
  • Publication Studio Vancouver
  • Push Pull Editions (Corvallis, OR)
  • push pull press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Religatio (Vancouver, BC)
  • Richmond Art Gallery / Sonja Ahlers
  • SAD Magazine (Vancouver, BC)
  • Saori8ta (Morrisville, NC)
  • Second Spring (BC)
  • SFU Galleries / Reissue (Burnaby/Vancouver, BC)
  • The Bookshop at Esker (Calgary, AB)
  • The Capilano Review (Vancouver, BC)
  • Tortilla Press (Vancouver, BC)
  • Trampoline (Vancouver, BC)
  • UBC Visual Arts – Dan Starling (Vancouver, BC)
  • Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
  • Zine Hug (Seattle, WA)

Interactive Events and Activities

Experience the 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair with 80+ global exhibitors, live music, food trucks, and free entry!

Engage with Live Performances and Food Delights

One of the highlights of the fair is its vibrant atmosphere, enhanced by live DJ performances and an array of food trucks at Turntable Plaza. If the weather is favorable, the doors will open wide to allow visitors to enjoy the fresh air while exploring the fair. The combination of live music, delicious food, and art creates a unique and memorable experience for attendees.

Panel Discussions and Symposiums

This year’s fair includes a fascinating panel discussion on zines in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery. The discussion will delve into the world of zines and their impact on contemporary art and culture. For those who cannot attend in person, select talks will be streamed online, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate.

Additionally, the fair will host a symposium on art publishing on July 28th at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. This event will feature industry experts discussing the latest trends and challenges in art publishing, providing valuable insights for artists, publishers, and enthusiasts alike.

Event Details and Schedule

The 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair will be held at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. The event schedule is as follows:

  • July 26th: 11 am to 9 pm
  • July 27th: 10 am to 6 pm

The symposium on art publishing will take place on:

  • July 28th: 10 am to 5 pm at Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Why You Should Attend

Experience the 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair with 80+ global exhibitors, live music, food trucks, and free entry!

The Vancouver Art Book Fair is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of creativity and community. Here are a few reasons why you should mark your calendar and join us:

  • Discover Unique Publications: Explore a wide range of unique and rare publications from international and local artists and publishers.
  • Engage with Artists: Meet and interact with the creators behind the books, gaining insight into their creative processes and inspirations.
  • Experience Live Performances: Enjoy live DJ performances that add a dynamic and energetic vibe to the event.
  • Taste Local Delicacies: Savor a variety of culinary delights from food trucks stationed at Turntable Plaza.
  • Participate in Thought-Provoking Discussions: Attend panel discussions and symposiums to deepen your understanding of art publishing and the cultural significance of zines.

Join Us for a Weekend of Art, Literature, and Community

The Vancouver Art Book Fair offers a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of art and literature, surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion. Whether you’re an avid reader, an art aficionado, or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, this event has something for everyone. Best of all, the fair is completely free to attend, making it accessible to all.

So gather your friends and family, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend at the Vancouver Art Book Fair. We can’t wait to see you there!

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