Today begins the Annual Eastside Cultural Crawl where artists from the Eastside open up their doors and studios to the public and showcase their many works. Started in 1997 and with only 45 artists in the Eastside. This year marks their 14th year and during the 3 days event over 400 artists will open up their doors to their studios and home. Artists include painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, and glassblowers to name a few.
I had the pleasure of attending this event in the past and was always blown away by some of the talented artists we have in our city. Some of them are struggling, so to have this type of event and being able to show publicly their work is truly amazing. The people are always well behaved and some artists even will offer you a drink or two while you visit. This is a perfect opportunity to talk with them and purchase art. You might even ask them to commission work for you directly.
So get out there and enjoy some great art from our fantastic Vancouver artists!