Join guitar builders, players, collectors and aficionados for two days of live music, master classes, special events, and the opportunity to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments.

The 2018 festival will be held in the heart of Vancouver at Creekside Community Centre,
a destination in itself with state-of-the-art amenities and award-winning design. 

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Photo by Kent Kallberg

Photo by Kent Kallberg

HANDS-ON CLASSES

VIGF is excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Lee Valley Canada’s premier supplier of woodworking tools and resources.

Assisted by world-renowned luthiers, Lee Valley will present hands-on classes for professionals and hobbyists.

 

GUITAR EXHIBITION
See, hear, play, & purchase some of the world's finest instruments.

 
 

VIGF IS SUPPORTED BY

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Event Information

GUITAR EXHIBITION | LIVE INSTRUMENT DEMOS | CONCERTS | MASTER CLASSES
 SATURDAY, August 11, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUNDAY, August 12, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Location:
Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Village, Vancouver, BC  (
View on Google Maps)

Contact
info@vancouverguitarfestival.com

Press:
media@vancouverguitarfestival.com

Producers:
Meredith Coloma, Vancouver Luthier, and Shaw Saltzberg

Join us for the 2018 Vancouver International Guitar Festival

Guitar builders, players, collectors and aficionados will gather in Vancouver next August for two days of live music, master classes, special events and the opportunity for the public to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments.

VIGF is an international showcase celebrating the art and craft of contemporary guitar making, both acoustic and electric. Master luthiers (acoustic instrument makers) will be available for one-on-one discussions and demos. All instruments on exhibit will be available for purchase and custom commissions welcome. Come and order your dream guitar!

The Vancouver International Guitar Festival presents the work of master luthiers from Canada, United States, and around the world. Electrics, acoustics, ukuleles and basses will be on display—from the most avant-garde to the staunchly traditional. Exhibiting luthiers will be present at their booths to provide information about their creative work. In addition, VIGF will host a select number of vendors from the trade, including tonewood suppliers, guitar parts manufactures and music retailers.

Vancouver international Guitar festival is the only event of its kind in Western Canada. Join us for this special opportunity to see, hear and play some the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments.