LunarFest Arts Market

Community Celebrations

Storytelling is the heart of LunarFest. Join us on Granville Island for our first-ever LunarFest Arts Market! Featuring local artists from a diverse range of backgrounds, with works inspired by their own cultural stories. Stop by Ocean Artworks to support these artists and have a chat!

Date:
Sunday, FEB 11
Saturday, FEB 24
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Anita Ho

Anita is a children’s book illustrator and game artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her art style is fun and full of colour and is heavily inspired by scenes of nature, floral color schemes, and the wonders of fantasy. But the most notably eye-catching aspect of her style is the explosion of obnoxiously bright and saturated colours she uses in her work. Other than drawing, she enjoys basking in nature, spending her time playing dungeons & dragons with friends and tabling at local art festivals.

Anita Ho - Rising
Date:
Satuday, FEB 17
Sunday, FEB 18
Monday, FEB 19
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Kristina Luu

Kristina Luu (she/they) is a Vietnamese Canadian cartoonist and illustrator from Richmond, BC. She loves making colourful worlds and stories full of diverse characters and little moments of magic and joy. She illustrates graphic novels, most notably the ‘Besties’ series, and creates indie comics and anthologies under ‘Fruit Salad Comics’. When she isn’t drawing, she can be found haunting bookstores and collecting various worm-shaped trinkets.

Kristina Luu - lantern
Date:
Satuday, FEB 24
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Damian John

Damian John is a Tl’azt’en artist exploring themes important to him through his art. He is inspired by nature, by all things creative, and a strong desire to artistically roam through his ideas of what it means to “be” in this world. He currently lives in Tl’ammin traditional territories in the most beautiful place he’s known in this world.

Damian John - lantern
Date:
Sunday, FEB 18
Monday, FEB 19
Saturday, FEB 24
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Kokkok Chicken

Discover adorable chicken-themed treasures at Kokkok Chicken! Kokkok Chicken draws inspiration from a character named Kokkok, originally the childhood plush toy of the artist Callista. From luggage tags to stickers and accessories, explore a delightful world of Kokkok chicken companions! 🐔💛

Date:
Saturday, FEB 10
Sunday, FEB 11
Saturday, FEB 17
Saturday, FEB 24
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Cat on Art

Cat.On.Art currently focuses on digital illustrations and wool felt creations. These include customisation, original cartoons, paper printing, handmade creations, etc., and some accessories will also be sold.

Cat on Art 01
Cat on Art 02
Date:
Saturday, FEB 24
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

April dela Noche Milne

April dela Noche Milne (she/her) is a Filipino-Canadian illustrator and writer based in Vancouver. April studied Fine Arts at Langara College, graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University, and completed the Writers Studio program at Simon Fraser University. She’s the artist for the graphic novel The Blue Road: A fable of migration, and was one of the contributors to the Cloudscape comics anthology The Witching Hours. Her picture book Nora At Night is forthcoming with Kids Can Press.

April dela Noche Milne 01
April dela Noche Milne 02
Date:
Saturday, FEB 17
Sunday, FEB 25
Time: 7pm - 9pm

The Stranded Ones

The Stranded Ones is an artist collective consisting of Jimmy, Gal and Reggie. Each brings their unique cultural flair into their artwork. A trait of the Stranded Ones is that they are constantly developing their style for a unique artistic range for a variety of art lovers.

The Stranded Ones 01
The Stranded Ones 02
Date:
Saturday, FEB 10
Sunday, FEB 11
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Tajliya Jamal

Tajliya Jamal is a queer, mixed-race printmaker and comics artist based in Vancouver, BC.

With an emphasis on storytelling and pattern, their work often uses iconography drawing from their Cantonese and Muslim-Indian background in tandem with images and texts that queers bodies. Taj graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2019, and has since led artist talks and workshops, had their illustrations and comics in local publications, and has made serigraph prints for artists both collaboratively and on demand.

Date:
Sunday, FEB 11
Saturday, FEB 17
Sunday, FEB 18
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Odera Igbokwe

Odera Igbokwe (They/Them) is an illustrator and painter located on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Odera loves to explore storytelling through mythology, reclamations, and transformations. Their work is a celebration of the fullness of self, the power to envision, and fantasy as a gateway to healing from collective and generational traumas.

Odera Igbokwe 01
Odera Igbokwe 02
Date:
Saturday, FEB 17
Sunday, FEB 18
Monday, FEB 19
Time: 7pm - 9pm

happen stance

happen stance is a ragtag collective of West Coast based illustrators, writers, comic-artists: Allison is an illustrator, crafter and all-round curious cat who is always trying to learn new tricks. Ann Fu is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. Heather Tsang is an artist and designer and a member of the Chinese diaspora. Ris is a UX/UI designer, illustrator, and cat parent who fuses cute things with cool things.

happen stance 01
happen stance 02
Date:
Saturday, FEB 10
Sunday, FEB 18
Saturday, FEB 24
Time: 7pm - 9pm

ivyteas

ivyteas is an illustrator & amateur cat-spotter based in vancouver. she likes to make drawings that convey a sense of peering through a keyhole to observe the world—only to find, sometimes, the world looking right back.

ivyteas 02
Date:
Monday, FEB 19
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Dawn Lo

Dawn Lo is an illustrator whose work has appeared in zines, picture books, stationery, greeting cards, public art installations, and more. Growing up in both Hong Kong and ‘Canada,’ Dawn tends to create quirky and whimsical works that are inspired by little moments from everyday life with a nod to the Asian diaspora.

Date:
Saturday, FEB 10
Sunday, FEB 11
Monday, FEB 19
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Liang Wang

Liang Wang is a Taiwanese Canadian painter based in Vancouver, BC. His work expresses a sense of nostalgia, like watching a long forgotten film. He is known for capturing the Taiwanese experience in an almost-cinematic style. His work has been exhibited in both Taiwan and Canada, and is in private collections internationally.

LunarFest Vancouver is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose cultures and stories inspire us to bring communities together.