Complete listings of exhibitions and upcoming events brought to you by the Queer Arts Festival. All events at the 2021 Queer Arts Festival are by donation. Browse events here and RSVP.

Upcoming Events


Sat July 24 | 7- 10 pm

Festival Opening | SUM & Sun Wah 268 Keefer

QAF’s Gala opening party: With music, dazzling views, and art on multiple levels of the Sun Wah Centre to explore, we’re...

QAF 2021 dispersed:

it's not easy being green

Jul 24 - Aug 13, 2021

QAF shows artists upcycling & recycling apocalyptic fear &...

Sat Jul 24 - Fri Aug 13

Visual Art Exhibition | Sun Wah 268 Keefer, Lower Ground Floor

Sat Jul 24- Fri Aug 13

Sonic Installation | around False Creek & Online 

Language as a Virus: Queer Isolation Stories is an interactive multi-platform sonic-art...

Mon Jul 26 | 5 pm

Audio Art Tour | Creek Side CC (TBC) False Creek

Join artist Bobbi Kozinuk in an exploration of her work, Language as a Virus: Queer Isolation Stories. Language...

Tues Jul 27, 5 pm | Visual Art Tour

Come together for our Visual Art Tour with the curators Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour and SD Holman + guest artists.

Mon Jul 26 - throughout festival

Digital Discourse | Online

In the connective void that has been this pandemic pause, QAF takes you on a few house calls. We visit with several festival artists in...

Sat Jul 31 | 9 pm

Media Art Screening | SUM & Sun Wah 268 Keefer Rooftop

BYOB (bring your own blanket and that other B) Curated by...

Mon Aug 2 | 8 pm

Literary Readings | SUM & Sun Wah 268 Keefer Rooftop

Curated by Josie Boyce, slip into a...

Sat Aug 7 | 8 pm

Dance and Music Performance | Mountain View Cemetary

When Japanese folk tradition meets punk, audience members are invited to commune with...

Sun Aug 8 | 8pm

Performance Art | Mountain View Cemetery

08.08 8:00

QAF and Full...

Fri Aug 13 | 7 - 10pm

Closing Party | SUM & Sun Wah 268 Keefer Rooftop

Join us for the festival closing with DJ O Show and your last chance to see all the art...

Sat July 24 - Fri Aug 13

Community Art Showcase | Online

The digital culmination of the Kindred Spirits digital artist residency run by and for 2Spirit and Indigiqueer artists. Guided by Faculty members

Sat July 24 - Fri Aug 13

Visual Art | SUM & Sun Wah 268 Keefer, 4th Floor


Wed Jul 28 | 7:30 pm

Workshop | SUM gallery or Online

Falak Vasa leads us in a...

Thu Aug 5 & Fri Aug 6 | 7pm

Workshop | Online

"Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose."~ JBS Haldane in his 1927 essay,...

Phase 1 of Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments 願片大量転生 (Ganhen Tairyou Tensei)

Workshop | Wed Aug 4, 7pm | SUM gallery & Online

With Artists: