CREATE Arts Festival Prize Package

Comments 17 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Eastside Arts Society (“EAS”) is hosting the 2nd annual CREATE! Arts Festival an innovative, multi-disciplinary and interactive art-making event, taking place outdoors at Strathcona Park on July 23rd and at several Eastside studios on July 24th. Over 60 visual and performing art workshops aim to connect the community with Eastside Arts District artists in a new outdoor location and with expanded programming.

The festival brings together local artists and the community to explore, learn, and create art together through a series of affordable and accessible workshops for adults and children, public art activities and art demonstrations. Attendees can choose from a large variety of artistic mediums, including ceramics, printmaking, glass fusing, poetry, painting, bookbinding, music and much more.

CREATE Arts Festival Workshops

  • Workshops tickets are $30 per workshop ($10 for the Kids Workshop) and includes access to the Art Zone. General Admission tickets are $5/children 12 and under are free which includes access to the Art Zone (does not include any workshops).

On Saturday, July 23rd, the festival will offer 50 visual and performing art-making workshops taught by Eastside artists, including Eri Ishii, Russell Wallace, Christine Moulson, Naomi Yamamoto, Chantal Cardinal, S^yowah, Megan Majewski, and Amberlie Perkin (Kids Workshop). Workshops are suitable for a variety of ages and interested attendees can check the schedule online. Saturday workshops are outdoors at Strathcona Park (857 Malkin Ave).

On Sunday, July 24th, 12 art-making workshops will be hosted at several Eastside studios, including at Terminal City Glass Co-op (1191 Parker St), Grace Lee (eikcam ceramics), Aja Billas, and Bruce Inglis & Edge City Woodworking at The Mergatroid Building (975 Vernon Dr).

New this year: An Art Zone with 3 public art activities by Bruce Walther (mosaics), Richard Tetrault (painting) and Serena Chu (drawing), Art Demonstrations by Matthew Holmstrom (ceramics), Madeleine Chaffee (textiles) and Naomi Steinberg (storytelling); plus licensed beer, wine and cider service by Strange Fellows Brewing and food from Melt City, Johnny’s Pops, Camion Cafe, Scavenger Coffee & Bistrovan food trucks.

Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl Fundraiser

At the Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl Fundraiser, participants will bike or walk to visit 3 of 9 participating breweries for a pint or flight at each. The event will conclude with a wrap party at Strange Fellows Brewing (1345 Clark Dr, Vancouver). In addition to beer tastings at a total of 4 breweries, participants get to take in art and also have a chance to win some amazing door prizes from event partners.

Enter to Win

I have a prize package valued at over $160 to give away that includes some sweet items and workshop tickets. Here’s how you can enter to win:

CREATE Arts Festival Giveaway

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17 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. GraceWednesday, July 6th, 2022 — 2:28pm PDT

    Arts events like this need to happen more often!

  2. NicoleWednesday, July 6th, 2022 — 6:15pm PDT

    Looks great!

  3. Sunshine HWednesday, July 6th, 2022 — 8:53pm PDT

    This looks so neat, thank you for the chance!

  4. LindaWednesday, July 6th, 2022 — 10:42pm PDT

    This looks like a great and crafty summer outing.

  5. wenWednesday, July 6th, 2022 — 11:03pm PDT

    Didn’t know about this great event! Thanks!

  6. Tabby72Thursday, July 7th, 2022 — 6:09am PDT

    I’d love to participate!

  7. Cindy SThursday, July 7th, 2022 — 10:43am PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  8. AmyThursday, July 7th, 2022 — 8:22pm PDT

    Yes! I hope hope hope to win this one 🎨!!!

  9. Shirley SThursday, July 7th, 2022 — 9:51pm PDT

    This festival sounds wonderful!

  10. ShelleyFriday, July 8th, 2022 — 1:45pm PDT

    Nice prize package!

  11. TammyFriday, July 8th, 2022 — 5:56pm PDT

    Cool prize!

  12. AmilFriday, July 8th, 2022 — 10:29pm PDT

    Looks fun!

  13. AngelaSaturday, July 9th, 2022 — 10:28am PDT

    What a great great prize! I’d love to experience this!

  14. Chad NehringSaturday, July 9th, 2022 — 6:27pm PDT

    Sounds fun!

  15. Laura M.Saturday, July 9th, 2022 — 11:17pm PDT

    This festival was amazing last year and looks even better this year – can’t wait!

  16. daneSunday, July 10th, 2022 — 2:54pm PDT

    yay

  17. StotesSunday, July 10th, 2022 — 4:11pm PDT

    This sounds fantastic!

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