The Eastside Culture Crawl is a visual art, design and crafts festival that showcases the work of hundreds of local artists at studios across East Vancouver.
Eastside Culture Crawl
Celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2020, the Eastside Culture Crawl is a free event that takes place every year in mid-November and features the work of local Vancouver-based artists. The event has grown from its origins in 1997 to include around 500 artists at close to 80 venues in Vancouver (although fewer venues and just 250 artists in 2020).
During the event there are workshops, demonstrations, talks and studio tours. Participating artists include painters, sculptors and potters. There are also artists specializing in jewellery, wood, glass and other mediums.
In 2020 there are both live and online events. In years without global pandemics, each night the public is welcome to explore the various venues and check out the participating artists’ studios. This year art enthusiasts can still visit studios and meet the artists in person, but, because of COVID-19, they need to book appointments in advance (and spaces are limited). Many studios will also have an expanded digital presence this year.
When and Where is the Culture Crawl?
In 2020, the Eastside Culture Crawl takes place from November 2nd until the 9th, from the 12th to the 15th, and then again from the 19th to the 22nd.
The event occurs at various venues in East Vancouver between Victoria Drive, Columbia Street, First Avenue and the Burrard Inlet waterfront. In 2020, some activities also take place online.
For more details on this event click Eastside Culture Crawl.
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