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Take Flight Benefit
October 26th – November 4th, 2023

In celebration of 27 years of Vancouver’s beloved art festival, the Eastside Arts Society holds Take Flight – a festival launch benefit for the 2023 Culture Crawl festival featuring an online silent auction, and the return of our wildly popular Art Roulette draw!

By making this benefit a success, our audiences galvanize EAS’s work in making the Eastside Arts District the vibrant neighbourhood we know and love – and will ensure we can continue to bring our community together through accessible art for decades to come. ART HAPPENS HERE!

Silent Auction

Our 2023 Silent Auction features some extraordinary items, including Sunshine Coast vacation getaway packages, diamond stud earrings from Grimson & Sons, a $350 Fluevogs gift certificate, a double magnum from Burrowing Owl winery, a glassmaking workshop, Folk Fest passes, fine crafts and so much more. Check out the whole collection of fabulous items here.

The Silent Auction opens October 26th and closes November 4th at 6pm!

Art Roulette


Not eligible for tax receipt as artwork value exceeds ticket price. Only 31 tickets available.

Don’t miss our extraordinary annual art draw! There are 31 fabulous pieces to choose from and each person who purchases a ticket will go home with an original piece of art by an Eastside artist. Participants rank all art and will receive their top-ranked art available at the time their number gets drawn.

Preview the Art Roulette works in person and enjoy a glass of wine while deciding on your favourite pieces (no ticket required).

Georgia Art Studios, 884 E. Georgia Street

  • Saturday, October 21 from 2pm-5pm
  • Thursday, October 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 28 from 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, November 4 from 2pm-5pm

*Artwork draw takes place the evening of Saturday, November 4th, ticket holders will be notified on Sunday, November 5th of their winning piece and will be able to collect pieces starting Tuesday, November 7th at the EAS office.

How it Works


Click the artwork images below to see the full pieces and artwork details.

Waves of Love

Miriam Aroeste

Pud Muddles

Deborah Bakos

Forever Red

Donn Bennett

Spell Bound

Janine Breck


Rosemary Burd

Cracked Ice II

Niina Chebry


Chrissy Cheung

Views from Instagram: Marcello's String Tulips

Brent Granby


Marney-Rose Edge

Sugar Horse

Anyuta Gusakova

Mylar Cloth Reflection Scoop Spoon

Carole Itter

Beyond Fear

NikNaz Kahnamoui

Verdant Landscape

Tiko Kerr

Leather Flower

Dave Kowalchuk


Eve Leader

After the Party (Blackberries with Mylar Balloon)

Kate MacDonald


Ewan McNeil


Susan Patterson


Sharon Petty


Gillian Richards

Harbour 3.0

Michael Soltis

Pebble Series #7_ Stripe II

Mira Song

The Bug, the Canoe, and the Three Crows

John Steil


Colette Tan


M.A. Tateishi


Richard Tetrault

Metalhead 29

Michal Tkachenko

Roses in Abstract

Steve Williams

Wild Pacific Trail

Jeff Wilson


Taaye Wong

Her(e) on the Land #48, 1/10

Josema Zamorano

Your Support Means A Lot

Supporting Take Flight enables an entire community of artists to have professional opportunities like the 27th Annual Culture Crawl and the Create! Arts Festival, as well as provide in-studio art workshops for 220 inner city youth and develop an Eastside Arts District. By participating in this benefit, the public galvanizes EAS’s work in making the Eastside Arts District the vibrant neighbourhood we know and love – and will ensure we can continue to bring our community together through art for decades to come. ART HAPPENS HERE!

Special thanks to all of the exceptional artists who generously donate their work to support this fundraising initiative.

Artwork for Crawl Art Roulette Generously Donated By…

Miriam Aroeste, Deborah Bakos, Donn Bennett, Janine Breck, Rosemary Burd, Niina Chebry, Chrissy Cheung, Marney-Rose Edge, Brent Granby, Anyuta Gusakova, Carole Itter, NikNaz Kahnamoui, Tiko Kerr, Dave Kowalchuk, Eve Leader, Kate MacDonald, Ewan McNeil, Susan Patterson, Sharon Petty, Gillian Richards, Michael Soltis, Mira Song, John Steil, Colette Tan, M.A. Tateishi, Richard Tetrault, Michal Tkachenko, Steve Williams, Jeff Wilson, Taaye Wong, and Josema Zamorano.

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors…

Agro Roasters
Arts Umbrella
Arts Club Theatre
Audain Gallery
Bard on the Beach
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Bronsino Leather
Burrowing Owl Winery
Cabins on the Coast
Cadeaux Bakery
Canadians Baseball
Chinese Canadian Museum
Coastal Jazz & Blues
Dilly Dally Toys
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
El Segundo
Everything Wine
Firehall Arts Centre
Fluevog Shoes
Fluid Spa
Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours
Georgia General
Grimson & Sons
Herschel Supply Co.
Holiday Home Rental
Iron Dog Books
Janine Breck
Lighthouse Liquor
Little Earth
Lover’s Tempo
Maria Ida Designs
Monte Cristo Magazine
Museum of Anthropology
Opus Art Supplies
Pedals & Paddles
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Ravenwood Cottage
ReDecor + Design
Rufus Guitars
Smoking Lily
Sonja Picard Jewellery
Strange Fellows Brewing
Talewind Books
Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine
Terminal City Glass Co-op
The Bunny Cafe
The Cultch
The Improv Centre
Trail Appliances
Uprising Breads
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver Opera
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Special thanks to:

Georgia Art Studios



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