Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Vancouver, BC

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Poetry & spoken word



Visual arts

Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering opportunities for exhibition, performance, connection and learning to visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art, which is represented by significant fairs and museums globally. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends.

Fri 15 Oct
11:00 AM →
Sun 17 Oct
→ 3:00 PM

VOAF 2021

This event is free.

Organized by

Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV)

OUR VISION & MISSION CACV’s vision is of a socially-engaged, inclusive, and vibrant city alive with community arts. CACV’s mission is to further the development of community arts throughout Vancouver. Our Work Now We advance our vision in Vancouver through community arts programs that address social exclusion and accessibility to creative opportunities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationships, sustainability in the arts sector, and our collective resilience in the face of growing social and environmental challenges.


181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Vancouver, BC

Walking: From Granville Street, head east five blocks down Davie. Skytrain: The Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station is 200 metres from us. Bus: Buses 6 & C23 stop within feet of the Roundhouse. Driving: Underground pay parking is available; access off Drake (south of Pacific Blvd). Parking is available and rates are posted on

Event Contact

Kristin Cheung




This event is wheelchair accessible, will have a sign language interpreter, and has gender-neutral washrooms.