Welcome to the vibrant world of creativity at the 27th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival, taking place from November 16-19, 2023. Immerse yourself in the heart of Vancouver’s artistic scene as the Eastside Arts District comes alive with the energy of nearly 450 talented artists, including over 60 newcomers, showcasing their work in a diverse range of mediums.
Experience a whirlwind of artistic offerings throughout the festival’s events and activities, including a multi-gallery juried preview exhibition, engaging artist talks, live demos, and interactive workshops. Open studio visits will give you a unique opportunity to witness artists in their creative element, offering a glimpse into their imaginative process.
Out of Control: The Theme of Freedom and Expression
This year’s Culture Crawl invites you to explore the theme of “Out of Control,” encouraging artists to break rules, be reckless, and embrace a sense of wild, unrestricted freedom. The multi-venue preview exhibition, held from October 24 to November 26, 2023, will feature 80+ visual artists from the Eastside Arts District, carefully selected by a diverse jury. Delve into the thought-provoking question: How does being “Out of Control” impact our lives and the world around us?
Engage and Support
Participate in the Take Flight Fundraiser, a silent auction featuring unique items and experiences, supporting the 27th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl. Get involved in the Art Roulette fundraiser at the Georgia Art Studios, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and preview this year’s art pieces. Each ticket holder will take home an original artwork, generously donated by Eastside artists.
Don’t miss the 10th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Film and Video Exhibition, “Transmission: Message and Metamorphosis.” Experience the magic of nine captivating short films from the Eastside Arts District, projected outdoors at the West End Community Centre from November 2-5, 2023, and premiering online at culturecrawl.ca on November 6, 2023, at 6 pm.
Discover the stories behind the art at the Talking Art panels from November 6-8, 2023. Ten diverse artists will share their unique journeys, exploring the emotional connections and creative processes that shape their work. Curated and moderated by Kate MacDonald, these panels offer an intimate glimpse into the artists’ worlds.
Explore All Month Long
While the main event takes place from November 16-19, 2023, art enthusiasts are encouraged to explore the artistic wonders all month long. Visit culturecrawl.ca/events for a full schedule of events, participating artists, panel discussions, and exhibition locations. Come and be part of this extraordinary celebration of art, creativity, and expression. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Vancouver’s Eastside Arts District, where ART HAPPENS HERE!
- Dates: November 16-19, 2023
- Thursday & Friday: 5–10 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–6 pm
- Address: Various Eastside Locations Between Columbia St., 2nd Ave., Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront