The glass front door of Alternatives Gallery with a sticker that reads "25th Eastside Culture Crawl: Surfacing"The Eastside Culture Crawl is back this month, celebrating 25 years! Once again, the festival is taking a hybrid approach, with a combination of in-person and virtual events and studio visits.

Studios are opening their doors for a preview weekend November 12-14 by appointment only. You can book your visit here. The festival weekend will be the following week, November 18-21, with no appointment required. Visit to view the open studio hours and find out which studios are opening their doors to the public. Many artists are also participating virtually this year. You can tune in to livestream broadcasts, write in to the live chat, or explore the artist’s space with a virtual tour.

Our own Alternatives Gallery and studio has a new 360° virtual tour which allows you get safely get up close and personal with  mixed-media works from the artists.


Visit Alternatives Gallery (1659 Venables Street) to check out the preview exhibit Surfacing. The exhibition “will harness the creative force gestated in this pandemic period and chronicle the new directions of recent works.”

Featuring works byDeborah Bakos, Shary Bartlett, Marcy Cariglino, ken clarke, Galen Felde, Claudine Gevry, Laleh Javaheri, Pippa Lattey, Bettina Matzkuhn, Pilar Mehlis, David Robinson, Michal Tkachenko, Patti Wall

Gallery Hours:
1659 Venables Street
Monday to Friday: 10am–2pm
and Nov 18-21 during Crawl festival hours
*proof of vaccination required to visit gallery

Get a sneak peek of the exhibition below:


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