North Shore Art Crawl – March 2 & 3, 2019

This post was written by Barb Feb 22, 2019 in Arts, Events, General
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The North Shore Art Crawl has become a much anticipated free annual event that continues to engage, inspire and transform the community by offering extraordinary encounters with art and artists on the North Shore.

The 9th annual North Shore Art Crawl (NSAC), presented by the North Van Arts, is a free, weekend-long festival of creativity and community. It’s designed to celebrate and promote the art, culture and diversity of North Shore artists and artisans.  The public is invited into the studios, galleries and working spaces of over 280 artists in 91 locations from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.

If you’ve experienced the NSAC in the past, you’ll know how exciting it can be to enter the spaces where so many amazing local artists and artisans create and display their works.  You may not be able to resist taking home a one-of-a-kind piece! With so many different types of artistic mediums on show, you may find a new work to add to your own collection. 

If this is your first Crawl, get ready to be inspired!  
Here’s what to expect, and a few tips on how to get the most of your NSAC experience:
  • Pick up a North Shore Art Crawl brochure at community centres, libraries, coffee shops and popular gathering places. Bring the family or grab a friend (or make new friends along the way) and chart your course. The information is also available online at
  • Watch amazing live art demonstrations! Have you ever wondered what an artist looks like during their creative process? Many of artists and artisans will be doing live demonstrations of their craft.
  • Visit Parkgate Community Centre’s pottery and art studios. Featuring art and clay work of various mediums by art and pottery instructors and students, and by pottery studio supervisor, Liz DeBeer. Meet artist/instructor, Shohre Shirazi who will be painting and showcasing her art work in the main lobby. Try your hand at the wheel, and don’t miss out on the art and pottery sales and the Parkgate Friday Art Group for a demonstration from 11:30am to 3pm on Saturday March 2.  
  • Drop by Delbrook Community Recreation Centre's pottery studio to view studio members’ creations and demonstrations. Meet pottery studio manger, Louisa Leibman and don’t miss out on the pottery sale in the main lobby! There will also be dance and painting demonstrations and an artist showcase in the art studio, as well as a new exhibition at the Delbrook Art Gallery on Arts Instructors.  Learn more about the Instructors’ creative process, current art projects and what inspires their creativity.  
  • John Braithwaite Community Centre is a place for anyone in the community to learn and experience art – whether you’ve painted for years or have never picked up a paint brush. We offer programs for all ages and in a variety of mediums. Come see art displays, featuring a large collection of oil, watercolour, acrylic paintings, and drawings by students of local artists, Maria Velazquez and Fariba Dashtaray.
  • Be sure to bring art into your life.  Many artists will also have their works for sale and will accept credit cards.
  • Be social!  Tag and share your NSAC photos and posts #NorthShoreArtCrawl or @NorthVanArts but remember to ask the artist(s) before taking photos of their artworks.

After the event weekend, don't forget to fill out the Visitor Survey available on the North Van Arts website and be entered to win BREAKFAST WITH THE BEARS: early access to Grouse Mountain to watch Grinder and Coola explore their habitat and learn all about Grizzly Bears and bear conservation. Afterward, sit down in the Grizzly Lookout Cafe for a delicious bear-inspired breakfast. Grouse Mountain Admission for a group of four and a $50 gift card to be used anywhere at Grouse Mountain included.

North Shore Art Crawl
Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3
10am – 5pm

For the latest details, visit the website.


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