Vancouver’s Eastside Arts District is ready to invites guests to sneak a peak at the area’s artists and creators during the expanded 24th annual Eastside Culture Crawl. With a Virtual Preview Week on now, until November 9th, audiences can start planning how they will explore the Culture Crawl during its two weekends of open houses and virtual viewings: November 12–15 and November 19–22, 2020.
The annual arts festival offers attendees a fully customizable experience, designed to suit the needs and comfort levels of all arts enthusiasts during these extraordinary times. Arts patrons will have the opportunity to engage in an innovative, intimate and enriching Culture Crawl this year through enhanced, interactive virtual programming, as well as a new digital appointment scheduler for controlled, in-person engagement at open studios.
“Each year, we welcome visitors to explore the richness and vitality of the Eastside Arts District. And while artists have faced unprecedented hardships this year, our mandate for the 24th annual Crawl remains the same—to celebrate the extraordinary talents of our visual artists and inspire a creative connection between artists and the greater community,” says Esther Rausenberg, Artistic & Executive Director of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society. “The strength and resilience, the fortitude and passion arts patrons have come to expect each year from the Culture Crawl will be on full display. It promises to be an inspiring, uplifting and unifying experience.”
In an effort to maximize the safety and wellbeing of both artists and Crawl visitors, the Eastside Culture Crawl Society has developed an enhanced festival experience delivered across multiple platforms. Artists will have the chance to expand their digital presence, by participating in increased virtual opportunities, including virtual studio tours and livestream and live chat functions within each artist’s profile page at culturecrawl.ca.
The 24th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl virtual preview week is on now, until November 9th. Open studio and online activities are November 12-14 and 19-22, in-person viewings take place within the area bounded by Columbia St., 1st Ave.,Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront. Online events can be found at culturecrawl.ca