Local Artists Open Their Homes & Studios for the Eastside Culture Crawl this Weekend

Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl 2013

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about art, or better understand the processes that go into making a piece of pottery, a painting, or a metal sculpture, the Eastside Culture Crawl is for you. On the flip side–if you just want to take a look into the fascinating home-life or studio-life of an artist, the Eastside Culture Crawl is also for you.

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Local Artists Open Their Homes & Studios for the Eastside Culture Crawl this Weekend

Where to go Before or After the Eastside Culture Crawl

Photo credit: Odd Society Spirits

Photo credit: Odd Society Spirits

This year’s Eastside Culture Crawl will be an event to behold. The studio tour stretches east of Main Street and north of East 1st Ave and west of Victoria Drive.

Vancouver art fans have three days to check out 419 artists located in 83 buildings. In order to take in that much art over the weekend you need to remember to keep dry, fed, hydrated and entertained.

While my fellow Inside Vancouver blogger Carrie Leslie is offering a sneak peak at this year’s crawl, I’m offering some pre/post crawl eating, drinking and entertaining options. Below the jump you’ll find my recommendations on where to go before or after your Eastside Culture Crawl experience.
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Where to go Before or After the Eastside Culture Crawl

Out of the Museum and into the Streets: Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov. 16-18

photo: eastsideculturecrawl.com

Nearly 400 Vancouver artists are opening their own front doors for three days this November as part of an unusual cultural experiment.

The Eastside Culture Crawl offers visitors a unique chance to experience art not in museums or galleries but where it’s actually made – in the homes and studios of up-and-coming and established artists. Each year, some 10,000 people take to the streets of East Vancouver for a fascinating, first-hand glimpse into the city’s culture and arts scene.
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Out of the Museum and into the Streets: Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov. 16-18

Get Ready for the Eastside Culture Crawl Nov. 18-20

Robbie Vergara original, silk-screened napkin; Image by Joey Armstrong

Sure, Horace Greeley once said: “Go west, young man.” For art in Vancouver, however, you have to go east. The 15th annual Eastside Culture Crawl takes place Nov. 18-20. The Eastside Culture Crawl is the consummate free art event of the year, where over 10,000 people will visit 338 East Van artists’ studios in just three days.   Continue reading:
Get Ready for the Eastside Culture Crawl Nov. 18-20

Eastside Culture Crawl 2010 This Weekend – November 26 – 28

Sculpture at agmpstudio, one of the studios open to the public for Eastside Culture Crawl 2010. Photo: agmpstudio

To get a true inside look into the amazing art happening in Vancouver’s east side—or to shop for a truly unique gift for the holidays—take advantage of the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, a FREE arts festival happening throughout Strathcona, Chinatown, and the Downtown Eastside.

During the Eastside Culture Crawl,  300 artists’ studios are open to the public, showcasing an array of local arts, from sculpture and painting to clay, fashion, jewelry, furniture, and photography. 

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Eastside Culture Crawl 2010 This Weekend – November 26 – 28

Peer into Artists’ Studios during Eastside Culture Crawl

November 26 to 28

The Eastside Culture Crawl is a free, annual, three-day visual arts festival that allows the curious to poke their noses into over 300 artists’ studios in some 50 buildings in East Vancouver.

Now in its 14th year, more than 10,000 people annually venture out to view the artistic talent of painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers and glassblowers. The Culture Crawl gives visitors the opportunity to purchase something local: choose a piece that strikes your fancy, commission something to be uniquely yours, or just browse through the studios and meet the artists.

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Eastside Culture Crawl 2009

Painting by Susan Patterson, showing at 1310 William Street, part of Eastside Culture Crawl 2009

Every year, the Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl—a free three-day visual arts festival—offers art lovers a chance to see up-and-coming Vancouver artists and a chance to buy their amazing works.

Basically, the Crawl is a simultaneous showing of artists’ work at studios and buildings from Main Street to Commercial Drive, just east of downtown Vancouver.

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Eastside Culture Crawl 2009