Eastside Culture Crawl 2021 Giveaway

Comments 76 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Eastside Arts Society welcomes art enthusiasts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved Eastside Culture Crawl and the indelible impact the event has made on the Eastside Arts District community over the past 25 years. The 25th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Art, Design & Craft Festival will feature a new artist livestream schedule, a dedicated appointment-based preview weekend, and the Culture Crawl’s traditional open studio series. The event’s landmark edition offers arts patrons an enhanced opportunity to fully customize their Culture Crawl experience and visit the studios of 400+ artists.

Eastside Culture Crawl. Photo submitted.
Eastside Culture Crawl. Photo submitted.

25th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

  • Preview Weekend: 
    • November 12-14, 2021
    • Friday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am to 6:00pm
    • Reserved appointments only
  • Open Studio Weekend: November 18-21, 2020
    • Thursday & Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where:
    • In-person at various Eastside locations between Columbia St, 1st Ave, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront, and online.

To maximize the Culture Crawl experience and open accessibility for all patrons in Metro Vancouver and beyond, the Eastside Arts Society has created further improvements to its digital presence, including a newly designed and user-friendly website, an artist livestream schedule, appointment booking software, and increased access to artists through 360° virtual studio tours.

For those visitors who wish to attend in-person, the Culture Crawl features two options in 2021.

Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback from 2020, when studio appointment bookings were created for the first time, this year’s event will once again provide a preview weekend November 12-14, reserved for appointments only, cultivating an intimate, quality interactive experience for both artists and guests. And for those Culture Crawl enthusiasts wishing for a more traditional event experience, open studios will return for the event’s main weekend November 18-21, offering patrons the exciting and dynamic energy the event is known for.

Eastside Culture Crawl. Photo submitted.
Eastside Culture Crawl. Photo submitted.

A highlight of Vancouver’s arts and cultural calendar, the Eastside Culture Crawl presents unparalleled access to visual artists practicing a variety of different art forms, including painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass art, furniture, and more. Through a wide range of accessible events and activities both in-person and online, art lovers in the Eastside Arts District and beyond are encouraged to explore their creative curiosities and expand their worldviews through art.

Eastside Arts Society’s health and safety protocols — in strict compliance with provincial health orders — can be viewed here.

Culture Crawl goers are invited to supplement their Eastside Culture Crawl experience through a number of feature presentations and exhibitions, including:

Preview Exhibition
November 1–30, 2021 (Dates vary depending on venue)

Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St)
Alternative Creations (1659 Venables St)
The Cultch (1895 Venables St)
Pendulum Gallery (885 W Georgia St)
Herschel Flagship Store, Infinity Room (349 Water St)

A multi-venue, salon-style curated exhibition, Surfacing will feature works from 75 + artists curated by a jury of their peers. The exhibit will explore these challenging times through art created out of moments of frustration, vulnerability, strength, hope, and gratitude. Works in this broad-reaching exhibition include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and other media.

Take Flight Virtual Benefit
October 14–November 6, 2021

An online benefit and festival launch event, this year’s event features a silent auction–featuring such extraordinary items as Burrowing Owl double magnum, John Fluevog gift card, and art workshops from Culture Crawl artists–as well as the return of the wildly popular Art Roulette.

Talking Art
November 9-11, 2021

A curated series of three online artist talks and conversations, moderated by Carlyn Yandle, a former print journalist and artist whose practice includes public art installations, painting, fibre arts and sculpture.

Moving Art
November 8, 2021 at 7pm (online premiere)

Full details of Eastside Culture Crawl events, artists, talks, and locations can be found online.

Win a Prize Package

I have an awesome prize package to give away (valued at $230)! It includes:

  • Classic Herschel backpack
  • Crawl umbrella & tote
  • Crawl artist colouring page & collage kit
  • A $100 DeSerres gift card

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • Copy/paste the following on Twitter (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00pm on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. UPDATE: The winner is Shirley!

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76 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. jane jamesWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:21am PDT

    Liked and following for the Eastside Cultural Crawl contest.

  2. RebeccaWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:21am PDT

    Love this

  3. Susan Smith-JosephyWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:30am PDT

    This is such a great opportunity for artists and art-lovers alike!

  4. Deborah CWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:32am PDT

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance

  5. Anne BWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:38am PDT

    I love the culture crawl!

  6. Michelle albasWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:45am PDT

    Sounds good! I need a new umbrella

  7. jean smithWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:48am PDT

    A Vancouver tradition!

  8. MaryanneWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:00am PDT

    What a great event!

  9. JackieWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:13am PDT

    Excellent prize an event

  10. JPWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:18am PDT

    Sounds like a fun event!

  11. SonjaWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:26am PDT

    Fingers crossed!! Liked and following for the Eastside Cultural Crawl contest. Thank you for the chance

  12. Amber olakWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:31am PDT

    Love this!

  13. Zvi VaxmanWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:53am PDT

    thank you for the chance

  14. RachelWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 10:19am PDT

    Sounds like fun

  15. MayaWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 10:21am PDT

    Looking forward to this!

  16. Michelle WWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 10:53am PDT

    I’m excited to check out The Eastside Culture Crawl!

  17. TaniaWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 12:26pm PDT

    Great opportunity and chance to support Art and Artists.

  18. RinoWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 12:26pm PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  19. Jason BWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 1:00pm PDT

    Looks very interesting.

  20. JocelynWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 1:17pm PDT

    Great prize package!!

  21. Grace Van FleetWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 1:24pm PDT

    The culture crawl is so much fun!

  22. CheukWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 1:59pm PDT

    nice art work

  23. KittyPrideWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 3:30pm PDT

    My artistic senses are tingling!

  24. MaryWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 4:17pm PDT

    amazing giveaway!

  25. CindyWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 4:18pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun event!

  26. Nicole F.Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 4:42pm PDT

    Love this!

  27. Katherine NWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 5:38pm PDT

    Such a great event and giveaway!

  28. Tracey AxelssonWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 6:07pm PDT

    So happy to go and see what the local art scene is producing. Lucky us! Thanks #miss604

  29. Michael DuttonWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 6:17pm PDT

    Looks like fun

  30. TracyWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 6:55pm PDT

    Great prize !

  31. BevWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:31pm PDT

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you for this chance!

  32. Christina FungWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 8:32pm PDT

    This is amazing!

  33. LindaWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 9:38pm PDT

    Sounds fun! Great prize too!

  34. ElaineWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 10:21pm PDT

    Excited for events like this to happen this year.

  35. KayWednesday, November 3rd, 2021 — 11:30pm PDT

    This looks awesome!

  36. AmieThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 1:44am PDT

    Sounds like fun

  37. Tabby72Thursday, November 4th, 2021 — 7:09am PDT

    I love the Crawl! Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. daneThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 12:52pm PDT

    please!

  39. TiffThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 12:53pm PDT

    What a fun way to celebrate and admire local artists!

  40. Suzie O’SheaThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 3:10pm PDT

    Love Eastside Culture Crawl! Great competition.

  41. Candy CoThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 4:10pm PDT

    Awesome prize! Thank you!

  42. RosemarieThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 5:50pm PDT

    This is amazing 🤩

  43. Maureen MarriottThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 8:04pm PDT

    So want to be able to enjoy the Crawl again this year, after a couple of years of isolation. Would love to win this.

  44. GloriaThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 10:04pm PDT

    Great neighborhood and event!

  45. CherylThursday, November 4th, 2021 — 10:35pm PDT

    I’d love to finally make it to this event!

  46. KamFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 5:01am PDT

    Great prizes!!!

  47. ValerieFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 10:34am PDT

    I’m singin in the rain… ::)

  48. AngelaFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 10:49am PDT

    Love this time of year for this event.

  49. Shawna DeagleFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 11:16am PDT

    Looking forward to the cultural crawl!

  50. Susan J.Friday, November 5th, 2021 — 12:17pm PDT

    Miss attending live events. Thanks for the chance!

  51. Becky WernerFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 12:36pm PDT

    Would love to be entered in the draw, thank you!

  52. TammyFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 12:58pm PDT

    Amazing! Thank you!

  53. WesFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 1:14pm PDT

    Great prize, hope to win!

  54. StotesFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 3:44pm PDT

    This sounds great!

  55. Lisa SlakovFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 3:56pm PDT

    So great to have in person Crawl back. Such incredible artists!

  56. BarbFriday, November 5th, 2021 — 8:03pm PDT

    Have always loved the Culture Crawl !

  57. RobSaturday, November 6th, 2021 — 2:08am PDT

    This is an amazing annual event

  58. Shirley SSaturday, November 6th, 2021 — 4:38pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun event with lots of great artists!

  59. AnnieSaturday, November 6th, 2021 — 6:02pm PDT

    Such incredible artists!

  60. dbSaturday, November 6th, 2021 — 9:08pm PDT

    Incredible event!

  61. Jeff SSaturday, November 6th, 2021 — 11:30pm PDT

    What a great event!

  62. LindaSunday, November 7th, 2021 — 12:01am PDT

    This is a great event. I can’t wait to go.

  63. StephanieSunday, November 7th, 2021 — 2:06am PST

    Great event and giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. LuanaSunday, November 7th, 2021 — 6:36am PST

    Thank you!

  65. MandySunday, November 7th, 2021 — 10:42am PST

    Thanks for reminding me of this event!

  66. Ming KSunday, November 7th, 2021 — 7:41pm PST

    Lovely prize!

  67. NancySunday, November 7th, 2021 — 9:42pm PST

    Thank you for this opportunity to re-discover my creative abilities!! It would be perfect to win this prize pack since my sister asked me to paint with her recently!! Thank you!!

  68. SaiMonday, November 8th, 2021 — 7:04pm PST

    Cool giveaway. Support local!

  69. Yung LMonday, November 8th, 2021 — 7:48pm PST

    Love the prize!

  70. Jane DMonday, November 8th, 2021 — 9:00pm PST

    Awesome prize pack. I love the Eastside Culture Crawl and look forward to going this year.

  71. Ron STuesday, November 9th, 2021 — 9:13am PST

    Nice event and great prizes!

  72. Bonnie lamTuesday, November 9th, 2021 — 9:46am PST

    Good luck. Huggies.

  73. Carol W.Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 — 11:19am PST

    The Culture Crawl looks like a lot of fun.

  74. Catherine HercusTuesday, November 9th, 2021 — 6:53pm PST

    Sounds like fun

  75. Catherine HercusTuesday, November 9th, 2021 — 6:54pm PST

    Sounds like an interesting activity

  76. LauraSaturday, November 13th, 2021 — 1:33am PST

    What a great prize!

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