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DO I NEED A VACCINE CARD TO ATTEND THE CULTURE CRAWL?

As per BC Public Health Officer orders, all attendees must be prepared to show proof of vaccination with their digital or paper BC Vaccine Card and 1 piece of ID to gain entry into studio buildings.

View the ECC COVID Safety Plan here.

HOW IS THE FESTIVAL GOING TO WORK THIS YEAR?

Artists will be opening their studios for two weekends this year, in-person or online, or a combination of both.

NOVEMBER 12-14
In-person preview weekend by appointment only.
* Appointment bookings coming soon, stay tuned!

NOVEMBER 18-21
Open studio festival weekend

All in-person visits will be operated under current public health guidelines. Studios may also be open online for 360 studio tours, live streaming, or live chat through our website during both weekends. You can search by platform (virtual or in-person) or search by artists/medium/building here to find out who is participating via which platforms and when.

WHAT ARE YOUR SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR THE FESTIVAL?

You can find our Safety Guidelines for attendees here.

WHAT ARE THE FESTIVAL HOURS?

NOVEMBER 12–14
In-person preview weekend by appointment only
Friday 5-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

NOVEMBER 18-21
Open studio festival weekend
Thursday & Friday 5–10pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am–6pm.

Our Virtual Programming is available Nov 8-21. Please check our Events page for complete details.

HOW WILL IN-PERSON STUDIO VISITS WORK?

NOVEMBER 12-14
In-person preview weekend by appointment only.

  • Appointment bookings coming soon, stay tuned!
  • You can search for artists participating in the preview weekend by appointment only in our Artist Search.
  • Appointment time slots will be for the entire building, not just individual artists. Guests are welcome to visit other artists open in the building during their allotted time
  • Sorry, no walk ups will be permitted
  • Some artists may be available both during the Crawl and afterward for private appointments. Contact artists directly to explore whether this option is available.


NOVEMBER 18-21

Open studio festival weekend
Appointments are not required. Entry is first-come first-served. If building is at capacity you may be required to wait.

*Attendees must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination with their BC Vaccine card and ID. Safety protocols will be in place and enforced.

HOW WILL THE VIRTUAL PLATFORMS WORK?

Visit our Virtual Crawl page for full details.

There are three main virtual ways to engage directly with our artists this year: virtual studio tours, live stream broadcasts, and live chats. These features are available through individual artist profile pages, which you can find via our Artists page

We are offering additional virtual programming from November 8-21, which includes artist demos, our Talking Art series, and our Moving Art film and video series. All event listings can be found on our Events page.

WHERE CAN I EAT AND DRINK?

You don’t have to go far to find amazing food around the Crawl area. Check out our map for some of our favourites. For drinks, visit the Crawl’s official beer sponsor, Strange Fellows Brewing

IS THERE A CHARGE FOR THE EVENT?

There is no charge to attend the festival.

DO YOU HAVE AN ATM?

There are no ATMs. Contactless methods of payments are strongly encouraged this year. Many artists have electronic payment devices.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your BC Vaccine Card and 1 piece of ID, a mask, hand sanitizer, comfortable shoes, water, and an umbrella. Don’t be deterred by a little rain!

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

Please respect the artists and ask before taking photographs in any studio. Share your photos using our official hashtag #eastsideculturecrawl

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

Normally, kids are welcome to the Crawl, but this year we are asking that families carefully consider whether or not to bring children for in-person visits. Otherwise, we all know that kids love art and are strongly encouraged to explore our virtual platforms!

CAN I BRING MY PETS?

Please leave your pets at home!

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS IN THE CRAWL?

Visit our Artists page to see participating Crawl artists. You can browse images, search for a specific artist or building, or filter by the medium(s) you are interested in, as well as by who is open for in-person studio visits (Nov 12-14 by appointment, Nov 18-21 open studios) and offering virtual studio features.

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