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Eastside Culture Crawl 2017: Win a Prize Pack

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 — 2:43pm PDT
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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

Eastside Culture Crawl 2017November 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

Feature Presentations

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:

LUPA Ceramics
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)

by Denise Wilson
Prize: Zippered pouches in 2 Sizes, mini and medium, made of hand printed upcycled leather
Visit the studio: #225 – The Mergatroid Building at 975 Vernon Dr

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)

by Trudy Wynans
Prize: Turquoise Marquis Teardrop Earrings
Visit the studio: Parker St Studios, Studio 204 – 1000 Parker St.

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:
Click to enter via TwitterClick To Tweet

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!

Current contests on


  1. Tiff says:

    Sounds fun!

  2. Cindy Mark says:

    These are beautiful!

  3. Sunny says:

    I look forward to this event every year. Truly amazing artists in this city!

  4. Linda says:

    The Eastside Cultural Crawl is lots of fun. I try to go every year.

  5. Maryanne says:

    Looks like a great time!

  6. Jessica says:

    Love the crawl! Great prize, too!

  7. Rebecca f says:

    Yes please

  8. sophia macnicol says:

    Wow, great prizes! Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. David Magallon says:

    So great!

  10. Lisa g says:

    Awesome! thanks for the chance to win:)

  11. GC says:

    The Culture Crawl is a great way to support local artists 👍

  12. Harvey says:

    Looking forward to this year’s Cult check Crawl!

  13. Am says:

    I’ve never been to this. Looks great!

  14. Heidi says:

    This will be my first East Van Crawl and I can’t wait!

  15. Tara Williams says:

    So cool! Can’t wait to enjoy it!

  16. Trish Huston says:

    Would love to take Kara Huston on this adventure!

  17. Shelley says:

    Love to support local artists! What a beautiful prize pack!

  18. FT says:

    It’d be awesome to win this prize pack!

  19. Marcy says:

    Yes Please! Love the Crawl! I buy all my Christmas gifts from the artists!
    Good energy, inspiration and awesome people!
    A fun, not to be missed event!

  20. Kimberlee Holcomb says:

    I LOVE The Crawl….

  21. Stephanie says:

    Love going to the Cultural Crawl These would make awesome mementos of another year.

  22. Anna says:

    This has always been a great event year after year.

  23. Ellena says:

    Look forward to the crawl every year

  24. Shawn says:

    So much talent in Vancouver!

  25. Vivian Tsang says:

    Love to win!

  26. Emily H says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  27. Annette Rawlinson says:

    I love this event and look forward to it every year!

  28. Andrea says:

    Yes this looks fun!

  29. Alex says:

    Nice prizes

  30. Daniel says:

    I will definitely be there!

  31. Lee Gan says:

    I’m going this year! After too many missed years.

  32. Cam Sanford says:

    Nice prizes!

  33. CUI YI LIU says:

    Nice, yes please and thank you!

  34. Janice M says:

    I am going to the Cultural Crawl this year and would love to win this prize pack!

  35. Olivia says:

    Looks like fun event!

  36. Kim C says:

    Great prize pack!

  37. Jeff S says:

    Great prize pack! I especially like the Georgio monster.

  38. Cindy Quach says:

    we do the crawl every year!!!

  39. Deb L says:

    It is amazing to see what so many talented people can make.

  40. Jazzy says:

    Great prize! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  41. tab says:

    yas! art!

  42. Cnidy says:

    Looking forward to culture crawling soon!

  43. Jana T says:

    Coming over to Van especially for the Crawl. Can’t wait!

  44. Richard says:

    Great event! Thanks to those that put it on every year!

  45. Jason B says:

    This would be great.

  46. Yen says:

    great to see support for local artists!

  47. Veronica says:

    Great prizes! Will participate in the crawl as always.

  48. Mich says:

    Looking forward to it!

  49. Petra Giffard says:

    It’s my first November in Vancouver… can’t wait to experience the Eastside Culture Crawl!

  50. Elizabeth Kriston says:

    Thank you for the offer, so looking forward to the Eastside Crawl with my friend

  51. Kathe says:

    Love the Crawl!

  52. William Dechant says:

    So much to see! What a fun time!!

  53. Valerie says:

    I attend every year- so interesting to see where the artists work.

  54. Shirley S says:

    Great prize pack! Thanks for the opportunity!

  55. Julie says:

    Can’t wait.

  56. Karen Miller says:

    Gorgeous prizes.

  57. Sally Felgnar says:

    Sounds wonderful-second year for us!!

  58. Amber says:

    Culture Crawl time is the best time of year! So many awesome artists and wonderful goods to be had.

  59. Tracy says:

    I love this event!

  60. Catherine says:


  61. Nancy says:

    This is my favorite art festival! Been going since I was a young adult growing up in East Van.

  62. bonnie lam says:

    Good luck to you all. Huggiez.

  63. Sherry says:

    The Crawl is such an inspirational weekend! Thanks for the info!

  64. Aliisa says:

    I can’t wait for this years crawl. We always have so much fun!

  65. Elsome Tsui says:

    This is one of my favourite events of the year!

  66. Amandine says:

    One of my favourite yearly events in East Van!

  67. Maya says:

    I love this event. I have been going to this for years. It’s great to see such fabulous local talent.

  68. Lindsay says:

    This sounds awesome!

  69. Tammy says:


  70. Eileen says:

    Fun event!

  71. Ian says:

    I like art!

  72. Aggie says:

    Always love to go to the Culture Crawl!!

  73. Steve says:

    We love the crawl plus great stuff in this prize pack!

  74. Laura says:

    A great prize, and even better event at a time of year when so little else is happening.

  75. Belinda says:

    What I love most about the Eastside Culture Crawl is meeting so many East Vancouver artists in person and hearing their stories while exploring their art in the spaces where they create.

  76. Larisa. says:

    Please enter me to win the prize pack…. win or lose I’m looking forward to the crawl this year

  77. Lisa Hendriksen says:

    Looking forward to the crawl!!

  78. Somebody says:

    Worth a shot…

  79. Laura M. says:

    One of my favourite events of the year!

  80. Jen says:

    Cant wait to explore this year’s culture crawl!

  81. Abby GB says:

    I’m so looking forward to this. So many cool things out there produced by amazing artists in Vancouver. I really appreciate all the time and effort they put in to do this event.

  82. Mandy says:

    My first year going!

  83. Steve johnson says:

    Sounds fun great priize pack.

  84. Tym says:

    Have yet to go. That must change!

  85. Hannah says:

    Sounds fun!

  86. Victoria says:

    Looking forward to it!

  87. Catherine Hayward says:

    Looking forward to going!

  88. Elyse Goulet says:

    I love the crawl!

  89. Sara says:

    Great prize! Would love to win this! 🙂

  90. Tara Thom says:

    What a treat that this event is every year. I get to discover new artists and enjoy ones that I already deeply appreciate!

  91. Stacey says:

    Love going down to check out the shops! would love to win this prize!

  92. Teresa K says:

    I would love to win.

  93. Ann says:

    I look forward to checking out the Eastside Cultural Crawl.

  94. Cindy Ross says:

    We look forward to the Crawl every year! The scope of talent is inspiring!

  95. Kara Huston says:

    I would love to win these unique items! I’ve always wanted to check out the Culture Crawl so this would be a fantastic year to do it. Thanks for the chance

  96. Sherry F says:

    So many wonderful things to see on the crawl.

  97. Sue says:

    I would love to win This!

  98. Stephanie says:

    Really neat!

  99. Kate says:

    Can’t wait to trek around again this year! The Culture Crawl is one of my favourite things about East Van.

  100. Colleen says:

    See you there!

  101. Maryam says:

    Looking forward seeing great Art Works.

  102. Scoty says:

    Looking forward to this!

  103. Shannon says:

    Love this event!

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