East Van galleries open doors wide for SWARM17 arts crawl

Sep 1 2016, 9:27 pm

SWARM17, the annual East Van arts crawl, is coming back on September 8 and 9.

For two nights only, select Mount Pleasant and Downtown Eastside studios will be open to the public with multiple exhibition spaces, open studios and live entertainment.

A time-honoured tradition going 17 years strong, SWARM17 presents a different narrative of the vitality and longevity of local artists within East Vancouver. Move from gallery to gallery, taking in a variety of mixed media, music, alongside a few new murals in the neighbourhood.

See also

Mount Pleasant & Beyond (Thursday September 8)

  • Cineworks
  • gruntgallery
  • MalaspinaPrintmakers
  • VIVO Media Arts
  • Western Front

Chinatown/DTES (Friday September 9)

  • 221A
  • Access Gallery
  • ACME Studios
  • Artspeak
  • Gam Gallery
  • Or Gallery
  • Remington Gallery and Studio
  • UNIT/PITT Projects
  • VIVO Media Arts
  • The Phoenix

Image: Gam Gallery

Within the Downtown Eastside, the largest of the three galleries, ACME Studios, will feature over 50 artists across 18 studios within the building. The other two participating artistic spaces, Gam Gallery and Remington Gallery and Studio, are also opening their doors to a night of fine art, photography and live entertainment.


When: September 9, 8pm – 12am

Where: Select studios in Mount Pleasant and Downtown Eastside

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