Photo Credit: Red Boat Studio photographed by Darren Lebeuf
About the North Shore Art Crawl
The North Shore Art Crawl celebrates the talent of local artists. Artists open their studios for the weekend, welcoming the public in to see their work, and many will be demonstrating their techniques and processes, inviting visitors to try some hands-on activities. Local businesses are also hosting artists, and community centres and galleries have lots of exhibitions and events planned for the weekend. All free, all weekend. The dates for this year are March 7 & 8 from 10am – 5pm. For the first time there will be an optional reception opening on Friday March 6 from 7pm-9pm.
Each spring, artists, local community galleries, commercial galleries, and art schools open their doors to the public to display their work and share their passion. The North Shore Art Crawl is inclusive of all art forms and includes artists working in a variety of media, including: textiles, jewellery, pottery, graphic design, sculpture, painting, glass and photography.
For the community at large and visitors to the North Shore, this is a great opportunity to meet a range of talented artists in a variety of settings: artist studio, public art galleries and commercial spaces.
A Brief History
2019 Over 280 artists at 91 locations with 25 hands-on demos & activities.
2018 Over 280 artists at 79 locations with 25 hands-on demos & activities. Over 16,000 visits were recorded.
2017 Over 280 artists at 73 locations including 28 hands-on demos & activities.
2016 Over 250 artists participated at 72 locations, offering 17 hands-on demos & activities over the weekend. Over 10,000 visits were recorded.
2015 The NVCAC takes over the Art Crawl, expands to include area from Deep Cove to Lions Bay. 400 artists participated at 78 locations, offering 26 activities & demos.
2014 The North Vancouver Community Arts Council helps coordinate the North Shore Art Crawl. The event grows to feature 300 artists and 75 locations.
2013 In its 3rd year, the North Shore Art Crawl again doubles its attendance and features 250 artists at 64 locations.
2012 The 2nd year of the North Shore Art Crawl boasts a doubling of attendance and participants, featuring 200 artists at 50 locations.
2011 The Crawl is started by two local artists, Norman Vipond and Sandrine Pelissier, with 100 artists displaying their work in their studios and galleries, 40 venues.