Vancouver’s biggest arts festival is back.
The directory Eastside Cultural Tour will return this fall in its classic in-person format after temporarily going virtual. With 425 artists ready to show off their talents, the festival is a spectacle for any art lover.
From November 17-20, the festival of all things art, design and crafts will feature studio tours, gallery shows, artist demonstrations and exhibitions spread across more than 68 Vancouver buildings.
The festival center is located in the Eastside Arts District, the area bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive and the waterfront.
Festival-goers can get a glimpse of the artists living and working in East Vancouver, from painting and poetry to sculpture and furniture to prints and photography and more. The event is fully self-guided, so you can choose your own art project.
The festival’s largest preview exhibition will also be on view, from October 31 to November 27, at six different venues in Vancouver. Centered around the theme “NEXT”, 90 selected artists will examine the impact of the pandemic and explore society’s collective return to normal.
Centered around the theme “NEXT,” this multi-location, salon-style exhibit explores the aftermath of life during a pandemic.
When: Oct. 31-Nov. 27; opening receptions November 10
Where: Various locations;
- Pendulum Gallery – 885 W Georgia St
- Alternative Creations – 1659 Venables St
- The Cultch – 1895 Venables St
- Charles Clark Gallery at Strange Fellows Brewing – 1345 Clark Dr
- Firehouse Arts Center – 280 E Cordova St
The online silent auction includes a John Fluevog gift card, a Burrowing Owl magnum, a Sechelt getaway package and other local items. The Art Roulette Collectors Cocktail Party fundraiser includes an in-person cocktail party.
When: Oct. 11-Nov. 5; cocktail on Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Online auction; cocktail at Georgia Art Studios – 884 E Georgia St
Cost: to buy tickets on line
The New Age, Inspiration Embodied and Art and Healing will be featured in this year’s Talking Art virtual series.
When: Nov. 7-9, 7 p.m.
Where: on line
Organized around the theme “A collective point in time”, the exhibition of films and videos reflects on space, time and travel in light of humanity.
When: premiere online Nov. 7, 7 p.m.; every evening from 17 to 27 Nov.
Where: to be determined