Free and open to the public, VA/BF is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2015 the event is anticipated to attract nearly 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.
Presented by Project Space, 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.
Artists’ Books Week
VA/BF is the culmination of Artists’ Books Week, a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver by a variety of artists, curators, collectives and institutions who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium.
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, projectspace.ca and Monthly Open Studio events. Help us thrive and continue to grow VA/BF by becoming a Member.