Art/Culture – East Side Cultural Crawl

Enjoying ART & CULTURE on Vancouver’s EAST SIDEeastvan5

In it’s 19th year now, this year marked the biggest ever for the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Crawl, with artists showing off the best of their craft, and thousands of people in attendance.eastvan4

The crawl has grown from what started out as only three buildings and a handful of artists to over 80 buildings and almost 500 artists. Last year was the very first time I attended and I couldn’t believe the diversity of art and the number of people.  It was very lively and educational.  It was a good example of what this city has to offer for ART’s sake.  We have quite a few talented artists to be proud of.eastvan10

The crawl began on Thursday November 19th and ran through until Sunday, the 22nd giving the public four days to check out the various work of these artists in all the locations for free.

'Pieta' by sculptor David Robinson, one of the artists whose studio is open to the public for the Eastside Culture Crawl. (David Robinson )

‘Pieta’ by sculptor David Robinson

The massive building at 1000 Parker has the densest collection of artist studios on the map every year and so starting the crawl experience here is always advisable.  Not only was there something magical about this building on the opening night of the crawl (crowds were thick and fast with energy, studios full and artists ready to chat) but to cover as much ground as possible, Parker Street gives you that solid start.

Zoe Pawlak | Show Me with Your Eyes | Parker Street Studios

Zoe Pawlak | Show Me with Your Eyes | Parker Street Studios

There’s a lot to take in – so much to see.

Tanis Saxton's sculptures have been referred to as visual poems that inspire and often leave the viewer with a thoughtful stillness. Taken from website  

Tanis Saxby sculpts ethereal works of art.  They have been referred to as visual poems that inspire and often leave the viewer with a thoughtful stillness.  Taken from website.

 There really is something for everyone’s taste and budget. If you missed it, there’s always next year. eastvan9

If you attended I’d be interested in your comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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