The 26th annual Eastside Culture Crawl invites you to explore one of Vancouver’s most vibrant arts neightbourhoods in November! Discover emerging and established painters, jewellers, sculptors, weavers, potters, glassblowers and many more artists of all kinds. This year marks a return to the classic in-person format, with artists opening their studios to festival guests.

NOVEMBER 17-20, 2022
Open studio festival weekend

Thursday & Friday 5–10pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am–6pm

In addition to the main Crawl, there will also be events taking place this month including a film and video series, artist talks, and this year’s Preview Exhibition.

The theme of the 2022 exhibition is NEXT, exploring the aftereffects of living through a pandemic and pondering what evolution or fresh start might come next. Dozens of artists contributed to the exhibition, which includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, video and other media.

Our own Alternatives Gallery and Studio is one of the studios hosting the multi-venue exhibition. Visit Alternatives Gallery for an opening reception of NEXT on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8pm.

Gallery Hours:
1659 Venables Street
Mon-Fri: 10am–2pm
Nov 17-20 during Crawl festival hours

Featuring works by: Amberlie Perkin, Chantal Cardinal, Dana Cromie, Gabriel Zanas, Helena Maizlin, Jessica Craig, John Capitano, Lee James Abbott, Madeleine Chaffee, My Name Is Scot, Nadia Baker, Pippa Lattey, Robert Morris, Rojia Dadashzadeh, Shannon Pawliw, Shirley Wiebe, Umbra & Lux

The artists at Alternatives have been busy with their own pieces. Whether expressing themselves through abstract works or focusing on subjects like animals or landscapes, the collective continues to experiment with bold colours and a variety of techniques. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit our studio and get a first-hand look at their work!

For more information about the Culture Crawl, visit