Eastside Culture Crawl; What To Know If You Go

Eastside Culture Crawl Vancouver 2016

The annual Eastside Culture Crawl will be back to celebrate the arts over four days this month.

Artists in Vancouver’s Eastside will open their studio doors for the public to see.

The festival is expected to be bigger and better than ever. It kicks off Thursday, November 17th and goes on until Sunday, November 20th.

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Marvel at the wonders of visual art through the many exhibitions, presentations and displays.

There will be many forms of artists—including painters, sculptors, furniture makers, jewelers, weavers, potters, photographers, glassblowers and more.

The event showcased work from 45 different visual artists and had an audience of a few hundred people during its inception in 1997. Fast forward to last year—the event had over 400 participating artists, with an audience of more than 25,000. This year, they’re expecting just over 500 artists.

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, there will be a special party held at the newly renovated Russian Hall. The sold-out event will be hosted by Fred Lee and offers 250 guests an incredible evening of art.

The main goal of the Crawl is to educate and increase the public’s understanding of the visual arts community.

Modo will offer a free shuttle service on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday only) to get you around the Crawl.

Get some grub at one of the many food vendors that will be available along the Crawl such as Fujiya, Strange Fellows Brewing, Wilder Snail, Uprising Breads Bakery, and Union Food Market.

For more information about the event, please visit the website.

Eastside Culture Crawl Vancouver 2016

When: November 17 to 20, weekdays 5pm to 10 pm, weekend 11am to 6pm

Where: Eastside Vancouver, bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the Waterfront

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.