About the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community arts event that celebrates the creative energy of our local artists and enables cultural vitality. The objective is to feature artists in approachable and accessible art venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity. We engage, inspire, and transform the North Shore through inclusive alliances among artists and the community.

North Shore Art Crawl Host Business Information

Be part of the community buzz as a 2022 North Shore Art Crawl location!

Every year, local North Shore businesses benefit from the marketing hub of the North Shore Art Crawl by hosting an artist. With an audience base of 13,000+ online readers in 2021, and 17,000+ in-person visits in 2020, businesses increase awareness of their location through an artist listing in the Art Crawl brochure (print & online), tapping into new patron groups and becoming a champion for arts and culture in their community!

What’s Required:

  • To open 10am – 5pm Saturday October 15, & Sunday October 16, 2022. There is the option of additionally opening to the public, with the possibility of hosting an artist reception, 7pm-9pm on Friday, October 14th. Exceptions can be made exclusively for businesses whose primary function is to serve alcohol (breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, etc), who have the option of being open 12pm-7pm if this is what they have indicated on their registration form.
  • Agree to hosting the artist and support in caring for their artwork.
  • Maintain a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan or COVID-19 Safety Plan, whichever is mandated by WorkSafeBC and/or the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia at the time of the Art Crawl, in October 2022.

Please note that host business registration has closed for the 2022 North Shore Art Crawl.

If you have registered as a host business in the 2022 North Shore Art Crawl – thank you! 

We will be in touch with further information leading up to the event. Here is a brief timeline of what you can expect. Further information and reminders will be sent by email:

August 26th-August 30th: Important dates! This is the time set aside for you to review your information that will be published in the event guide. We are aiming to send you a draft of the event guide on August 26th. If you don’t send edits to us by August 30th, we will assume that the information is correct and proceed to print. Please make time to review this information, so that you are happy with what goes to print! You will be reviewing information primarily for accuracy of your address.

Early September: Participant webpages will go live.

September 15th: This is the tentative date we have set aside for artists to come by CityScape Community ArtSpace, located at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, to pick up promotional materials, including posters and the printed brochures, as well as lawn signs, for those who ordered them. The artists you are hosting will stop by sometime in the following week to drop off promotional matierals.

October 14-16: North Shore Art Crawl!

For support or assistance with any further questions, please contact our Events Manager, Katherine, at katherine@northvanarts.ca .


About the 2022 North Shore Art Crawl:

In its 12th year running, the North Shore Art Crawl partners with local galleries, community centres, businesses, and art schools to invite the public to celebrate the talent of local artists by viewing their works and learning about their passions. This annual event is made memorable and unique by the wide range of media displayed by the artists, including textiles, jewelry, pottery, graphic design, sculpture, painting, glass, and photography.