August 4 - 13

About

For 27 years, the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, has been one of the North Shore’s most popular community events. The festival draws crowds from all over the Lower Mainland to celebrate a harmonious balance of visual, culinary and performing arts on the spectacular West Vancouver waterfront. Whether it’s world-class musical performances, inspiring visual art, mouth-watering gastronomic events or simply the natural beauty of the setting that gets your heart beating a little faster, there is something for everyone at the Harmony Arts Festival.

The Harmony Arts Festival takes place in West Vancouver along the waterfront on Argyle Avenue, from 14th Street to 16th Street. Festival sites include John Lawson Park, Millennium Park, the Music Box and the Ferry Building Gallery. For more information about these arts facilities, visit the District of West Vancouver website, or view our festival site map.

The 10-day festival attracts over 130,000 visitors. Strong sponsorship support, dedicated artist participation and eager volunteers have helped to build and define the Harmony Arts Festival.

Join us from August 4 - August 13, 2017 for the 27th Annual Harmony Arts Festival. 

The festival site is located between 14th Street and 17th Street on Argyle Avenue in West Vancouver.

About the Cover Artist:
Pierre Coupey

Achilles' Sheild III is the third in a set of four round (tondo) paintings that allude to the mythological shield Achilles carried into battle after the death of Patroclus, as presented by Homer in his epic poem the Illiad.

In Homer's description, the shield was forged for Achilles by the god Hephaestus and bore "spectacular decorative imagery" depicting cosmological and cultural order.

Pierre's versions, which bear traces of non-specific writing that evoke both cosmological dance and the heat of the summer, are meant to function as reminders, in our current parlous time, of what can be lost when peace gives way to war.

*Harmony Arts Festival Guide

Events for all ages

Plenty of new programs and exhibits, in addition to festival favourties are coming to West Vancouver, including:

  • visual art exhibits
  • art market (two weekends)
  • outdoor concerts on two stages
  • licensed beachside restaurant spaces in the heart of the action
  • variety of food vendors and delicious treats
  • drop-in art activities for both kids and adults
  • and much more!