Friday, November 20, 2009

Eastside Cultural Crawl 2009

Today starts the beginning of one of my favourite art events in Vancouver:

That's right!

3 days to see 300 artists!

That's 300 artists opening up their studios around East Vancouver's Strathcona and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods to the public! It begins today on Friday, November 20th at 5pm (until 10pm) and then continues on to Saturday November 21st and Sunday November 22nd from 11am until 6pm.

I went last year with my sister and we had such an inspirtational eye-opening time exploring Strathcona on foot and seeing all these amazing little studios that we had no idea existed. It's really a unique yet misunderstood neighbourhood - one of the oldest residential communities in Vancouver proper, located on the edge of Chinatown and home to a thriving arts community.

Just take a stroll around Strathcona on Google Street View to get a sense of the place. It's really cool!

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I highly, highly encourage you to attend the Eastside Cultural Crawl if you're in town - umbrella in hand, of course.

Oh, and if you can fit in a Ukrainian perogy lunch at the Ukrainain Community Centre at 805 E. Pender, you're really in for a treat!

Check out the official website for the event's history, maps, and artist profiles:


Anonymous said...

Ack! I wanna go. But my mum wont let me.


Rachel said...

Sounds great thanks for the post - might go for a wander down. Umbrella in hand, of course!

Robyn said...

Hazel, take your Mom with you :)

Rachel - thanks for visiting! Apparently there's a big warehouse just off Commercial & Venables which has hundreds of artists under one roof. Might be a good alternative to the umbrella!

janet said...

Hi Robyn, Thanks for visiting my blog. Vancouver is also a beautiful place and I am hoping to visit the place too. :D