Eastside Culture Crawl celebrates 25 years in November

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      The Eastside Arts Society has announced that the 25th anniversary of the Eastside Culture Crawl will take place November 12-14 (preview by appointment) and November 18-21 (open studios).

      This year's edition of the Crawl--held in strict compliance with public health protocols--will allow patrons to visit the studios of over 400 local artists to view their paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass art, and furniture.

      The event will also offer an online component, with increased access to artists through 360° virtual studio tours.

      “As we look back on the past 25 years of the Eastside Culture Crawl," says the Eastside Art Society's Esther Rausenberg in a press release, "we are incredibly proud of the strong, resilient, and inspiring visual arts community we have helped to support. Through our annual Culture Crawl celebration, we have not only boosted the careers and livelihoods of countless artists who enrich our city through creative vitality, but we have provided an essential outlet for the public to experience artistic expression and creative connection.

      "The 25th annual Culture Crawl presents a special opportunity to acknowledge, pay tribute to, and showcase the extraordinary talents and accomplishments of the visual arts community," adds Rausenberg, "while looking forward to an even brighter future ahead with the development of the Eastside Arts District."

      The 2021 Eastside Culture Crawl includes: 

           * Preview Exhibition, November 1–30. A multi-venue, salon-style curated exhibition, “Surfacing” will feature works from 75 + artists curated by a jury of their peers.

           * Take Flight Virtual Benefit, October 14–November 6. An online benefit and festival launch event featuring a silent auction that includes such items as Burrowing Owl double magnum, John Fluevog gift card, and art workshops from Culture Crawl artists, as well as the return of Art Roulette.

           * Talking Art, November 9-11. A curated series of three online artist talks and conversations, moderated by Carlyn Yandle, a former print journalist and artist whose practice includes public art installations, painting, fibre arts, and sculpture.

           * Moving Art, online premiere November 8, 7 pm. The 8th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Film and Video Projection features submissions from eight artists, curated by Kate MacDonald and Esther Rausenberg.

      For more info on Eastside Culture Crawl events, artists, talks, and locations go here.