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
- Sunday, July 24, 2022
- Tickets available now for $50
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
Find more events in Vancouver this summer in the Miss604 July event list.