Everything you need to know about Vancouver's biggest arts festival

The event will feature over 400 local artists

The Eastside Culture Crawl is back Nov. 17-20, 2022, featuring 425 artists across 68 buildings in Vancouver, B.C. | Photo: Jodie Ponto

Vancouver's biggest arts festival is back. 

The annual Eastside Culture Crawl will return this fall in its classic, in-person format after going temporarily virtual. With 425 artists set to showcase their talents, the festival is a sight for any art lover

From Nov. 17 to 20, the festival of all things art, design, and craft will feature studio visits, gallery displays, artist demonstrations and exhibitions spread out among over 68 Vancouver buildings. 

The hub of the festival is located in the Eastside Arts District– the region bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the waterfront.

Festival goers can get a glimpse of the artists living and working on Vancouver's east side, from painting and poetry to sculpture and furniture to prints and photography and more. The event is fully self-guided, so you can choose your own art-venture.

The festival's largest preview exhibition will also be on display as well, running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 27 at six different venues across Vancouver. Centred on the theme of "NEXT," 90 selected artists will examine the impact of the pandemic and explore society's collective return to normalcy. 

Featured exhibitions

Next Exhibition

Centred on the theme "NEXT," this multi-venue, salon-style curated exhibition explores the aftereffects of living through a pandemic. 

When: Oct. 31-Nov. 27; opening receptions on Nov. 10

Where: Various locations;

  • Pendulum Gallery - 885 W Georgia St
  • Alternative Creations - 1659 Venables St
  • The Cultch - 1895 Venables St
  • Charles Clark Gallery at Strange Fellows Brewing - 1345 Clark Dr
  • Firehall Arts Centre - 280 E Cordova St

Take Flight 

The online silent auction features a John Fluevog gift card, a Burrowing Owl magnum, a Sechelt getaway package and more local items. The Art Roulette Collectors Cocktail Party fundraiser includes an in-person cocktail party. 

When: Oct. 11-Nov. 5; cocktail party on Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Auction online; cocktail party at Georgia Art Studios - 884 E Georgia St

Cost: purchase tickets online

Talking Art

The New Age, Inspiration Embodied, and Art and Healing will be showcased in this year's virtual Talking Art series. 

When: Nov. 7-9, 7 p.m.

Where: online

Moving Art

Curated around the theme of "A Collective Point in Time," the film and video exhibition reflects on space, time, and travel in light of humanity.

When: online premiere on Nov. 7, 7 p.m.; nightly Nov. 17-27

Where: TBA

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