Eastside Culture Crawl 2020

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Vancouver’s Eastside Arts District invites audiences to experience the creative resilience of the visual arts community during the newly expanded 24th annual Eastside Culture Crawl, taking place across two consecutive weekends.

A highlight of Vancouver’s arts and cultural calendar, the Eastside Culture Crawl offers unparalleled access to visual artists practicing a bevy of different art forms, including painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass art, furniture, and more.

MiCrow Brew by Robbie Vergara Screenprinting. Photo by Michal Urbanek.
MiCrow Brew by Robbie Vergara Screenprinting. Photo by Michal Urbanek.

Eastside Culture Crawl 2020

When: November 2-9, 12–15 and November 19–22, 2020
Where: In-person at various Eastside locations between Columbia St, First Ave, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront

Through an enhanced digital presence and customizable Crawl engagement, both long-time fans and first-time visitors across the Pacific Northwest—and beyond—can now experience an even more intimate, exclusive connection with artists and their art.

In an effort to maximize the safety and wellbeing of both artists and Crawl visitors, the Eastside Culture Crawl Society has developed an enhanced festival experience delivered across multiple platforms. Artists will have the chance to expand their digital presence, by participating in increased virtual opportunities, including virtual studio tours and livestream and live chat functions within each artist’s profile page online.

2020 Eastside Culture Crawl

Featured Exhibitions

Skwachàys Lodge Gallery
November 7 to 23, 2020, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
This exhibit, curated by Cheyenne (Natoyihkii) McGinnis, highlights the issue of displacement in Indigenous communities while simultaneously inspiring individuals to create their own spaces through sharing culture, self-reflection and community-building.

October 14 to November 7, 2020
The Crawl’s 4th annual benefit and festival launch, this year’s virtual event features a silent auction, event-tote auction and the return of the wildly popular Art Roulette. For more information, and to view auction items and art posted online beginning October 14th.

November 3 to 5, 2020
Centred on the theme of “Creative Resilience,” this series of three intimate and entertaining discussions by 2020 Culture Crawl artists is moderated by former journalist and fellow creative Carlyn Yandle. Topics include: “Pivoting in a Pandemic,” “Working through Loss,” and “Traversing Sensitive Territory.”

November 2, 2020 at 7pm (online premiere)
The Culture Crawl’s 7th annual film & video exhibition is titled “Connection in the year of our disconnect.” This showing of evocative contemporary films features 11 artists who have dug deep within their own creative reserves to challenge and embrace our multiplicity of experiences.

View the full event calendar online and watch for appointment bookings coming soon. Follow the Crawl on Facebook for more info.

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