Vancouver’s four-day fête in celebration of visual arts, design, and crafts, the Eastside Culture Crawl, runs November 16 to 19, 2017 in studios, homes, and garages throughout Vancouver’s Eastside community. The Crawl will present its largest line-up of artists, venues, and events to date, attracting 30,000 visitors from across Metro Vancouver and showcasing the work of more than 500 artists in 80 locations in the Eastside.
21st Edition of the Eastside Culture Crawl
November 16 to November 19, 2017
Thursday & Friday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
There is no admission fee. The event is focused on the area bounded by Columbia St, 1st Ave, Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront, featuring an impressive assortment of work from painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, glassblowers, furniture designers, and much more.
This year, attendees can look forward to an array of fantastic new opportunities in which to engage with the annual art event. Visitors will enjoy exciting installations such as the launch of a ‘communal easel’ which will be hosted outside the Crawl’s new office located at 716 East Hastings St.
Members of the public are welcome to drop by the evolving canvas at their leisure, contribute their artistic flair to the community masterpiece, and will then be encouraged to share the new creation using the hashtag: #eastsideculturecrawl. Video installations will also enhance the visual landscape of several locations throughout the Crawl boundaries.
A series of workshops and demonstrations will be offered again this year to curious Crawlers who are keen to witness and further expand their knowledge of the art-making process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about live chainsaw carving, photo transfer, stained glass, ceramics, and wax carving. To learn more about the workshops and events offered visit culturecrawl.ca/events.
Take Flight, a benefit and Culture Crawl festival launch
Saturday November 4, 2017, Arts Factory (281 Industrial Ave)
LIT: Eastside Culture Crawl Preview Exhibit
A multi-venue, salon-style exhibition at the Arts Factory, The Cultch, Firehall Arts Centre, and Alternative Creations Gallery. This exciting event features juried works from 70 Culture Crawl artists.
Moving Art: Culture Craw’s 4th Annual Projection of Film & Video
A showing of evocative, art-based, contemporary silent films.
November 16 to November 19, 2017
Closing Film Night with Carole Itter
Eastside Culture Crawl and Cineworks present an evening of films by and about Vancouver-based artist Carole Itter, recipient of the 2017 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts.
November 24, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Arts Factory (281 Industrial Avenue)
Win a Prize Package
I have an awesome local prize pack to give away thanks to participants of the Eastside Culture Crawl, which you can visit during the festival. It includes:
by Kristine Aguilar
Prize: Night Sky Tumbler, Stoneware clay, 4.5x 3.5 inches
Visit the studio: Grey Stone Studios #105-1305 Frances Street (back corner unit)
Awesome Sauce Designs
by Corinne Leroux
Prize: Georgio monster 4″ x 5.5”, Stained Glass
Visit the studio: MAKERLABS at 780 E Cordova St (2nd floor)
To top it off, Modo, an Eastside Culture Crawl Partner, is throwing in a $100 Carshare driving credit with Modo. Get access to over 600 cars, trucks, hybrids, EV’s, cargo vans and more with Modo.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Follow the Eastside Culture Crawl on Twitter and Facebook for more information.
Update The winner is Annette!