About the North Shore Art Crawl
Each spring, artists, local community galleries, commercial galleries, and art schools open their doors to the public to share their passion. For this special event, several community centers and retirement associations across the North Shore welcome visitors to visit the artists within.
The philosophy behind the Crawl is to be inclusive of all art forms. Artists working in many varied media have participated in past years, including: textiles, jewellery, pottery, graphic design, sculpture, painting, glass.
For the community at large and visitors to the North Shore, this is a great opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their work in the artists’ working studios and public galleries.
A Brief History
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.