Our top five picks for the 20th annual New West Culture Crawl

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      The New West Cultural Crawl celebrates 20 years with another collection of artists opening their proverbial doors to the public. The event takes place over the weekend of Oct 14 and 15 at venues and studios across New Westminster; here are some artists to check out.

      Alicia Agarrabeitia is a goldsmith and jewellery designer; she specializes in making custom pieces using people’s old jewellery. For the Culture Crawl, she is featuring a collection made of sterling silver with tiny gold details and semi-precious stones at Good Omen (34 Sixth Street). The collection is more organic in its shapes, textures, and symmetry.

      Alice Clair at Braid St. Studios (326 Sixth Street) hopes to spark youthful joy through her works of art. From a sprinkled doughnut to views of local mountains and waters, she intertwines her own childhood memories into her work to evoke the senses. Clair experiments with a range of mediums and dimensions. 

      The Heart’s Rhythm / Color Calavera by Mauricio Silerio and Andres Edgar is being featured at the Amelia Douglas Gallery (700 Royal Avenue) inside Douglas College. The two exhibits are shown side by side, illuminating traditional Mexican dances along with the cultural ritual of the Day of the Dead.  

      Annette Nieukerk is displaying her variety of mixed painting and drawing media at The New West Youth Hub. Employing the aging human figure as the focal point of her work, she explores the lesser-seen portrayals of older people and bodies in multimedia productions.

      Adele Tremblay will be at Kinder Books at the River Market (810 Quayside Drive) to showcase their photography of the music scene in Vancouver. Focusing mostly on punk shows, their photography features raw moments at concerts and people’s enjoyment of the community created when listening to live music.

      New West Culture Crawl

      When: October 14 to 15

      Where: Artist studios across New Westminster 

      Admission: Free