Student art sale photo: ecuad.ca
Winter Events By Jessica Molcan
With the holidays rampantly approaching, art events are popping up everywhere in Vancouver. If you’d like to start your holiday shopping early, you should support local artists and hit up some of these events to find handmade products, original art and so much more created by artisans. You can also check out these events to get a feel for the annual events that take place in Vancouver that you may also want to be a part of.
First and foremost, the Emily Carr Student Art Sale begins Friday, November 22 and runs until Sunday, November 24th. Admission is free and you can support your peers. It’s also the annual sale’s 40th birthday party! There will be a fantastic selection of original artwork, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearable works, housewares and more. For more information, including hours: http://www.ecuad.ca/about/events/ 302458
Similarly, the Make it! Craft & Art Fair takes place the following weekend starting Thursday, November 28th and running until Sunday, December 1st. Located at the PNE Forum, tickets are $7, or you can save $2 by getting your ticket online. Showcasing over 250 artists and artisans, you can find incredible one-of-a-kind handmade items and there’ll be something for everyone. For more information, including hours and where to buy a ticket: http://www.makeitproductions.com/
If you’re looking to do something this weekend, the Eastside Culture Crawl that is centered between Main and Victoria (from Powell to Terminal) starts Friday, November 15th and runs until Sunday, November 17th. There are over 400 artists taking part in this visual arts, design and crafts festival. A map, list of artists and buildings are all available online: http://www.eastsideculturecrawl.com
Finally, a weekly event that occurs on Wednesdays is SNAG at the Cobalt (917 Main St). Each week, four artists ranging from up and comers to well known in the Vancouver art scene paint live all night. At the end of the night, the paintings are raffled off. Admission is free, and the raffle tickets start at $5. Bonus - every third Wednesday, they also do complimentary life drawing. Check out more here: http://www.thecobalt.ca/ monthly-events/
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