November 16-19, 2023: Eastside Culture Crawl at VHS!

What: 2023 Eastside Culture Crawl
November 16th – 19th
Where: 1601 Venables St.

Join us for an exciting weekend of art!  Explore the Eastside Arts District’s abundance of artists, studios, and workshops at the 27th annual Eastside Culture Crawl Visual Arts, Design & Craft Festival. With a lineup of nearly 450 artists this is an event you don’t want to miss! VHS is proud to showcase nine unique artists in our 4000 square-foot community workshop and art space.

Our Artists

Bubble Fight Club
Leslie Martin is a bipolar artist who cares a lot about mental health and paints with watercolor soap bubbles.


Martin Ciastko
Martin Ciastko works with high tech and design to create awesome things for your daily life.


Crows Electromusic
Crows Electromusic makes unique electronic musical instruments that invite self-expression and thoughtful exploration of sound’s ability to shape and transform our emotions and our experience of the world.


Taralee Guild
Taralee Guild’s hyperrealistic large scale paintings are worth seeing in person.The subject matter ranges from hyper-realistic airstreams, motorcycles, classic cars, to magical colourful hallucinatory old growth forests or starry night skies.


Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston is a contemporary jewellery designer and mosaic portrait artist, specialising in laser-cut, hand-painted pieces that meld wood, canvas, and vibrant acrylics into wearable art.


Janet Mader
Janet Mader is a sculptor working primarily in steel with assemblage elements.


Kel Newton
Kel is a mixed multimedia artist whose work explores the relationships between gender, neurodiversity, memories and dreams through mixed media abstract visuals that combine acrylic, papier-mâché, photography, modified VHS noise, video synthesizers, digital illustration and more.


Phillip Ma
Phillip Ma builds personalized products for customers with high quality hardwoods designed for those who love to cook.


Robots and Rocketships
Liz Gordon makes cute things from outer space.