The Eastside Culture Crawl, one of the best kept visual arts secrets of the year, will take place on November 20-23 this year.Unlike much of the other news coming out of the DTES, the Eastside Culture Crawl remains a bright spot for the local community. This year marks the crawl’s venerable 18th anniversary: a four-day celebration of art and expression in studios, homes, garages, and more, throughout Vancouver’s Eastside.
The 2014 event will see 375 + artists displaying and showcasing their art and the art-making process in 70 buildings, this year extending the celebration to an unprecedented fourth day. Arts seekers can plan and navigate their weekend via an interactive map. Best thing is? Most of the events are free or by donation.
Photo Credit: Peter Pierobon
The 2014 Crawl will also feature a number of special installations and events, including:
Learning To Crawl: New Artists at the Crawl
Firehall Arts Centre, Nov. 5 to Dec. 1, 2014
A juried exhibition and preview showcasing the work of artists who are new to the Eastside Culture Crawl.
The Cultch, Nov. 5 to Dec. 7, 2014
A juried exhibition and preview exploring various artists’ interpretations of what collage and assemblage means from a contemporary perspective.
Photo Credit: Hitomi McKenzie
Film Screenings: Herb & Dorothy
Nov. 12 at 7:30pm, at the Wilder Snail 799 Hawks Ave & Keefer & Nov. 18 at 7pm at the Mergatroid Building, 975 Vernon Drive (entrance on Parker).
This heart-warming documentary film follows a postal clerk and librarian, of modest means, who built one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. The duo’s shared passion for art redefines what it means to be an art collector.
Moving Art – Outside Projections
Nov 20 and 21, 6-10 pm, Nov 22 and 23, 4-6pm
Six evocative contemporary silent films will be projected on an outside wall during the Eastside Culture Crawl.
Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl
Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street, Nov. 13 at 7pm
Eight Culture Crawl artists representing a variety of mediums share their process in short, “Show-and-Tell” style dialogues. Visit Hot Art Wet City for more details.
The Eastside Culture Crawl runs from November 20-23, in various Eastside locations. Check the website for more information.