Annual event to open artists’ spaces to the public

July 24, 2013 by  

The 10th annual New West Cultural Crawl is returning to New Westminster for two days in August. It is expected to be a great opportunity for members of the public to discover what is happening in the world of art.

The crawl sees dozens of artistic spaces in the city made accessible to the general public. This includes galleries, theaters, studios, restaurants, and historic buildings. All mediums of art will be featured, including photography, painting, video, pottery and ceramics. Many of the locations will offer live music, artist demonstrations, cocktails, appetizers and shopping opportunities.

Some of the venues that will be opened during the event include the Amelia Douglas Gallery, the Arts Council Gallery in Queens Park, Galbraith Manor, and Irving House. A number of New Westminster artists will be highlighted as part of the event, including Brett Rafferty, Judith Copeland and the Garden Gals. The open house is an opportunity for those artists to raise their profiles in the community and to possibly find new clients for the future.

Organizers of the Crawl have likely been working with New Westminster printing companies to design and print advertising materials. This might include posters, postcards and flyers which can easily be distributed throughout the city and placed in the area’s galleries.

The New West Cultural Craw will take place at various locations from August 10 – 11. Admission to the venues will be is free. For more information about the event, call 604-521-7887.