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3 Days, 431 Artists, 84 Buildings … This Is The Eastside Culture Crawl

13 Nov


The Eastside Culture Crawl is a 3 day arts extravaganza that officially kicks off this Friday. Over 400 artists in and around the heart of East Vancouver open their studios to the public.  The Crawl comprises some 84 buildings from Main Street to Victoria Drive and First Avenue to Powell Street.  The mediums vary and include painters, jewelers, sculptors, textile artists, furniture makers,  weavers, potters, printmakers, wood carvers and photographers.  There is no set schedule for this event, you go where your mood and interests take you. To help guide you, the Eastside Culture Crawl has a great rundown of all the artists on their website including maps to help you find your way.   If you wish to get a head start, there are 105 artists participating in a Preview Show on Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm.  Check the Eastside Culture Crawl’s website for the participating artists. The Crawl continues on Friday from 5:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m. and on both Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

If you wish to mix things up and do some side trips in and around the East Vancouver, there are so many wonderful stops on the way. Vancouver Urban Winery for a bit of wine tasting. Or you could make a stop at the new  Odd Society Spirits to give their East Van Vodka or Creme de Cassis a try. Then there is les amis du fromage, if you wish to do a little cheese taste testing.  While there this  weekend, take in the new Vista d’Oro’s Pop Up Shoppe starting November 16th featuring some delicious and creative preserves. Or if find yourself on Commercial Drive and craving something sweet, make a stop at the Licorice Parlour and try one of their 65 flavours. There will, of course, be many local restaurants and coffee shops at the ready to help you recharge your batteries before, during or after the Crawl.

See you on the Crawl. 

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