The 26th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival is coming up November 17 to 20, 2022 featuring more than 425 artists who will welcome tens of thousands of visitors. This year, arts patrons can explore more than 68 buildings and studios, and reconnect with new and returning artists through studio visits, gallery displays, and artist demonstrations and talks.
Eastside Culture Crawl 2022
- When: November 17-20, 2022
- 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
- Tickets: No charge to attend!
One of the biggest cultural events of the fall season, the Eastside Culture Crawl attracts and inspires tens of thousands of visitors. Encompassing the region bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront, the Eastside Arts District is the most concentrated area of artists, designers, performers, craftspeople and culture producers in Vancouver and is known nationally as an area rich with creativity and inspiration. Here, the festival offers visitors a sneak peek into the lives of artists living and working on Vancouver’s Eastside and provides a glimpse into studios and the inventiveness and imagination that goes into creating art — be it painting, jewelry, sculpture, furniture, poetry, prints, photography, glass works or other creative forms.
Culture Crawl goers are invited to interact with artists and their work through a variety of feature presentations and exhibitions, including:
Preview Exhibition “NEXT”
November 1 to 27, 2022 with Opening Receptions on November 10th
Pendulum Gallery (885 W Georgia St)
Alternative Creations (1659 Venables St)
The Cultch (1895 Venables St)
Charles Clark Gallery (Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Dr)
Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St)
A multi-venue, salon-style curated exhibition, “NEXT” explores the aftereffects of living through a pandemic as we long for and ponder about what’s next. After the extraordinary challenges of the last couple of years, there seems to be a longing for change or a sense of normalcy. The exhibition gives 90 selected artists the opportunity to reach for something new, perhaps a fresh start, or maybe the progression of current practices.
Take Flight Virtual Benefit
October 11–November 5, 2022
An online benefit, this year’s auction features a John Fluevog gift card, a Burrowing Owl magnum, a Sechelt getaway package, and more incredible local items. This year, the Art Roulette fundraiser includes an in-person cocktail party at the Georgia Art Studios for ticket holders on November 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
November 7-9, 2022
This year’s virtual Talking Art series focuses on perspectives of form in Culture Crawl art practices.
November 7, 2022 at 7pm (online premiere)
The 9th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Film and Video Exhibition is curated around the theme of “A Collective Point in Time.” As the cloud of restrictions lifted, artists emerged from time machines of self-reflection to embrace time, space and travel. This year’s selections reflect an awareness of our shared humanity buffeted by space, time, and the stardust that weaves us together and populates our genetic code. Participating artists include Rosalina Libertad Cerritos, Zoran Dragelj, Claudine Gévry, Alger Ji-Liang, Sunny Nestler, Yaimel López Zaldívar, and Sally Zori.
This year, Moving Art is partnering with the Lumière Festival, where the film and video exhibition can be viewed on roving bicycle projections nightly from November 17-27, 2022.
Enter to Win
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The Culture Crawl is thrilled to welcome art lovers, Vancouverites, and tourists alike to rediscover its classic, in-person festival experience. For four incredible days, streets and studios on Vancouver’s Eastside will be filled with visitors taking in the best of the community’s arts scene.
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