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Vancouver, Art Galleries & Artists
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One of my favourite annual events in Vancouver is coming up. The Eastside Culture Crawl
is a weekend in November (this year, the 18 - 20th) when local artists open up their studios that dot the semi-industrial eastside of Vancouver. You can visit the studios of everyone from furniture makers to sculptors to painters to potters; some very mainstream, and others very eclectic. It's a great way to get to know the style and spirit of many Vancouver artists, and explore an oft-forgotten neighbourhood. My favourite stop is Joe Blow Glassworks
, to watch the glassblowers at work. A must to cap off your studio-crawl is a gelato from the pink-coloured La Casa Gelato
; an amazing shop with hundreds of flavours of the italian frozen treat.