Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2022

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Community Arts Council of Vancouver (“CACV”) presents the 6th annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (“VOAF”) at the Roundhouse October 14-16, 2022. As Canada’s first and only outsider art festival, VOAF provides a much-needed platform to celebrate artists who live and work outside of mainstream cultural spaces.

Vancouver Outsiders and Others Photo curtesy of CACV
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Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2022

  • When: October 14-16, 2022
    • Friday & Sunday 12:00pm–3:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm–5:30pm 
  • Where: The Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
  • Admission: Free exhibitions, performances, and workshops.  

VOAF invites visitors to rethink and experience art often found at the periphery of society. This year’s programming includes more than 60 artists and artist groups from across Metro Vancouver, representing visual artists, performers, art groups, and emerging bands.

Returning artists include the Vancouver Cantonese Opera, multi-disciplinary artist Charlie Sandeman, and visual artist Penny N. Lim, while new artists include singer-songwriter Jason Qiu, the poetry group The Troupe de Poetry, and drag king Heathen.  

In addition to visual and performing arts presentations, CiTR & Discorder Magazine will showcase live performances, a workshop titled “Media Ethics for Non-Fiction Storytellers,” and live on-air interviews that will be broadcast on the festival’s opening day, October 14th. Throughout the festival, the public is also invited to attend free workshops focused on felting, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), ceramics, and more.  

VOAF 2022 Participating Visual Artists 
Amy J. Dyck, Ankha Sita Qualia, Anoop Dhaliwal, Aryana Neff, Barb Bell, Bay Ribeiro, Blip Photography, Brandy Mars Designs, Charlie Sandeman, Cole Schmidt, Dano Guay, Fateh Creations, Georgia Youngs, Girish Chandok, Glenn Hesse, Hoda Mir, Jacqueline Primeau, John Clinock, Tuyết Ánh Judith Nguyễn, Karen C, Karen Vanon, Katalina Guerrero, Linda Haftner, Margaux Wosk (Retrophiliac), Maureen West, Melanie Stuparyk, MigyB, Mishel Arrieta, myclaraoceans, Nané Jordan, Norman Brule, Norman Watson, Omega Al, Penny N. Lim, Pili, Sam Lynn Gallant, Shamsah Mohamed, Stevie Broome, Taylor Neal, Tianna Hall, Totter, Val Fishman, Varro Arts, Wendy Stewart 

VOAF 2022 Participating Performing Artists 
Angelic Goldsky, Aridonis, Beautiful Losers, Future Star, Heathen, Jason Qiu, Laura Fukumoto, Matthew Presidente, Tamami Maitland Trio, Taz Solace, The Troupe de Poetry, Vancouver Cantonese Opera 

VOAF 2022 Participating Partnering Groups 
Alternative Creations Studio, Atira Women’s Art Society, CiTR & Discorder Magazine, Coast Mental Health, Gallery Gachet, MPA Society 

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival will also present a free concert of past performers at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St) on Saturday, October 29 at 6:00pm. A touring exhibition across the Lower Mainland will begin in December 2022 and continue into fall 2023. Venues and dates will be announced on CACV’s social media later this year. 

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  1. Melanie StuparykSaturday, September 17th, 2022 — 2:10pm PDT

    Please note that I do love this page however I’m not too certain if you are able to change one section in that I am a returning artist as well. I had the opportunity to display my art with VOAF in 2020 during COVID when they only had the digital format and we created a video file of us introducing ourselves in a movie that was then placed in youtube file. So really what I wanted to say that although you have my name down as an artist for this year, that I am also a returning artist as well and unfortunately I didn’t notice my name on your webpage.

    Melanie Stuparyk

    Thank you kindly

    Melanie Stuparyk

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