Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Enjoy beautiful works of art while strolling the highways, biways and streets of the Sunshine Coast.


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Community: Gibsons
Province: British Columbia
Festival Type: Arts & Culture

The name says “crawl” but you better put on some comfy walking shoes for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. This event presented by the Coast Cultural Alliance, links artists, studios and art stores for 80 kilometres from Langdale to Earl's Cove. Over 240 artists were featured in 2021!

Without the summer crowds, it’s a perfect time to slow down and meet the artists in their studios. In previous years, nearly 300 artists and 144 venues participated and this fall’s line up promises to be just as great. 

Interested in checking out the Sunshine Coast? Visit SunshineCoastCanada.com for trip-planning ideas.

Where and When

The annual event happens October 21-23, 2022 along the Sunshine Coast. Gibsons, at the south end has many venues but many more studios and workshops dot the Sunshine Coast Highway all the way to Earl's Cove.

Be sure to stop by the the studios on the path less travelled, like in Earls Cove or Sechelt Inlet.

Things to know

Depending on where you start, wander up or down the highway and stop into studios to watch the glass blowers create functional and sculptural works of art.

Some studios specialize in using recycled glass. Check out the sculptor who chisels beautiful images from chunks of stone or another one who makes wildlife wood carvings. 

Many First Nations artists can be found along the route, who create both traditional and contemporary carvings and paintings. The art crawl is a great opportunity to talk to the artists and learn about the legends or lore that inspired their art

Meet painters as they create realistic or abstract paintings of the surrounding landscapes.

If your feet tire of all that walking, check out the sheepskin artist in Halfmoon Bay, where you might just find a soothing pair of sheepskin slippers.

When you go

For additional information and to learn more about the mobile app and map check out the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl official website 

Interested in checking out the Sunshine Coast? Visit SunshineCoastCanada.com for trip-planning ideas.

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