Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2016 the event is anticipated to attract more than 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

VA/BF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artist projects.

Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Hours and Location

Saturday → Sunday
October 15 and 16, 2016

at the Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7

Travel to downtown Vancouver via:
SkyTrain: Granville or Burrard Stations
Seabus: Waterfront Station
Bus: any Downtown bus

Opening Night

Members Preview
Friday, October 14, 2016

Become a Member online or at the door

at the Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7


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Tracy Stefanucci, Project Manager/Artistic Director
Sarah Clark Ellis, Curatorial Assistant
Erica Wilk, Marketing & Publicity
Pete Florentini, Identity Design
Christy Nyiri, Website
Sylvana d’Angelo, Design

Project Space

Project Space is a non-profit organization dedicated to publication as an artistic medium. Our main projects are the Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Project Space Press and Monthly Open Studio events. Help us thrive and continue to grow VA/BF by becoming a Member.