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2021 Art Crawl of Artists’ Studios and Galleries

Join as Artist or Gallery Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

The 2020 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl showcased artists from Earls Cove to Langdale and proved to be very successful.

We created a novel and engaging program that offered artists an opportunity to interact with crawlers in a variety of formats. Everyone followed all Provincial Health Guidelines to ensure the safety of participating artists and crawlers.

Applications are OPEN

Some of the information in the ‘How To’ – Videos and Links section are still valuable tools to help enhance your current members listing and your own website.

The information below is joining the 2020 Art Crawl. Much of this information will still apply. After listening to artist’s feedback, some changes will be made (Zoom chats and timing come to mind). Watch for them as more decisions are made.

Update Info for the Art Crawl 2020

Art Crawl Artists will automatically be featured ‘VIRTUALLY TOGETHER’ on the CCA website, This opens the opportunity to involve more artists and to reach a wider audience. Artists will have enhanced listings that profile the artist, the artwork, demos, virtual studio tours and more. Artists must commit to providing a daily 30-60 minute demo/chat with crawlers on a social media platform of your choice. Having a live component during the Crawl will direct more interest to your venue. CCA will provide instructional videos and tech help for those who may need assistance. 

Artists may also choose to exhibit their work in their HOME/PRIVATE STUDIO Open “By Appointment” following the Provincial Health guidelines in place at the time.  Artists may also collaborate with PUBLIC VENUES/GROUP EXHIBITIONS Open “By Drop-In”. (See details below for more about drop-ins. )

In the event of a second wave in the Fall, the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl will proceed in a virtual only format. We have every confidence that crawlers will be eager to participate in every version presented. 

  • All venues must be open from 10 am to 5 pm from October 23-25, 2020. There will be NO Live Friday Night openings this year. A Fun Virtual Friday Night Opening is being developed … watch for details.
  • All venues will participate VIRTUALLY TOGETHER with enhanced listings on All Participating artists will have the same virtual options.
  • All venues are required to have daily (30-60) minute online interaction/chat with crawlers.
  • All venues will have the same advertising and social media support


1 Virtual Only: for those uncomfortable to open their home/studio to the public and for Crawlers anxious about going in to spaces outside their ‘social bubble’

2 Virtual + Home/Private Studio/Venue by Appointment: for those who will open their studio by appointment following current Provincial Health Guidelines

3 Virtual + Public Venue: by drop in – MUST FOLLOW current Provincial Health Guidelines – Types of venues may include:

  •  Public and Commercial Galleries (ie SC Arts Centre, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the Kube, Coastal Art, Coast Raven Studio, Krystyna Glass, Grove Front, Flying Anvil, Gambier Hall, museums etc)
  • Public and retail outlets (ie. Markets, storefronts, pubs, Chocolate retail outlets, High Beam Dreams etc)
  • Private studio/galleries detached or with separate exterior entrance from living quarters, outdoor galleries etc

We Will:

  • create member/venue listing on to include: bio, links to your website, social media, contact information; 10 images of your art work; upload a video of you and/or your studio/work (provided by you .. newly created or using anything you have already)
  • provide a website that is mobile friendly on ALL platforms
  • publish a high quality printed brochure and map made widely available (also available online)
  • provide a check list for everything you need for a great virtual presence
  • list times for your Zoom, Facetime, Skype connection
  •  provide links to uploading or using ZOOM or other platforms to interact with virtual crawlers
  • provide a how to video to best set up and present your “about your work” video and images
  • provide video tutorial session for beginners Instagram, advanced Instagram, setting up your Facebook Page
  • list of hashtags and accounts to tag for Instagram users 
  • provide link to taking good images your work
  • list of available photographers to shoot your work if requested
  • list of available videographers to shoot your work if requested
  • provide online tech assistance (within reason)
  • create a strong social media campaign to draw virtual Crawlers to the Art Crawl site – to drawl in an international community
  • provide other online and print promotional advertising
  • There will be NO Passports this year. We are working on a prize offer to Crawlers filling out an online ‘Crawler feedback Survey’.
  • Virtual Only venues will NOT have their physical address displayed

For those opening their studios by appointment and for Public Venues

  • link to your email for scheduling (after that it is up to you to decide on your communication platform)
  • provide necessary ‘kit’ to follow the guidelines, this will include a required daily sign-in sheet with name, phone and email of Crawler for Provincial tracking if needed
  • the CCA will require that each artist sign an online agreement between the artist and the CCA that outlines the health guidelines that must be followed
  • provide number signs only to be displayed at your venue and avoid drop-ins. Details to your location can be provided when appointment is set up. You will also be listed on virtual and printed maps

You Will:

  • 70% of your product must be created by yourself or members in your venue
  • be open from 10:00am – 5:00pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • provide/update/upload high quality images and content for your web listing (how to links from CCA listed above)
  • provide a (30-60 minute) interactive meet up (zoom, facetime, skype etc) for virtual crawlers to connect with you each day of the Crawl
  • NOTE: This is a great opportunity if you currently do not have a website or social media presence, consider your CCA member listing as a link to your work. (‘how to’ links provided) 
  • There will be NO Art Crawl sign in sheets this year but you must provide tracking from your virtual interactive visits and number of studio appointment or public venue visits (online forms provided by CCA)
  • track sales (online forms provided and strictly confidential)
  • help promote the Crawl through your own list of contacts
  • be part of an exciting arts and culture event to bring buyers and browsers to the Sunshine Coast during the shoulder tourist season and the upcoming holiday season

For those opening your studios by appointment:

  • are responsible to display and follow current Provincial Guidelines
  • provide necessary ‘kit’ to follow the guidelines, currently this will include a required daily sign-in sheet with name, phone and email of Crawler for Provincial tracking if needed, sanitizer, pen
  • set up an online agreement for appointment visitors to sign to indicate they are healthy (link to document provided by CCA)
  • indicate if you have accessibility/washrooms for the public (following Provincial Guidelines)
  • Check list for 2020 Art Crawl for Artists – Click HERE for pdf file

TIPS for a Studio to be ‘Inviting and Safe’click here.

‘how to’ – videos and links

Please come back for more updates as they are released.

  • How to create your own CCA listing and Join the Art Crawl or Purple Banner Tour. Click HERE for the video by KP Productions
  • Tips & Tricks for Art Photography. Click HERE for the video by KP Productions
  • How to photograph your art online video – 2D against a wall (4 min)
  • How to photograph product with a cell phone – online video – 2D or 3D (2.30 min)
  • Katherine’s Tips for making a Video – Click HERE for the video by KP Productions
  • Tips for making a Video – Click HERE for pdf file
  • How to make a YouTube Channel HERE (starting at 1:45)
  • How to make a Vimeo Channel HERE
  • How to use Instagram HERE
  • How to use Instagram Stories HERE
  • How to use Facebook Pages HERE
  • How to become a Zoom host (recorded from Art Crawl workshop) Click HERE for link. You may need this Passcode: bJFy+8f3 
  • Check list for 2020 Art Crawl for Artists – Click HERE for pdf file

If you were in the 2019 Art Crawl Brochure

Check your CCA membership account to see the status of your membership by logging in to your account here. Payment for renewal can be made directly online, by e-transfer to or cheque by mail to: Coast Cultural Alliance, 4638 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt BC V0N 3A2.

If you have any changes to your 2019 text or image for the printed brochure, please send by email to

New to the Crawl and currently a member?

Login to your member account and visit the “Add Tours” tab on the My Account page. From there you can add Art Crawl to your online shopping cart, then pay at the check out.

Not a member?

Please fill out the member/art crawl application form here.

Once you have registered and paid you can upload up to 10 images directly to your profile page on the website.


The following guidelines apply to the types of Art Crawl Participants:

Individual: one artist presenting in a studio, home, etc…
  • Must be a paid CCA member – $45 annual
  • Will receive one Art Crawl brochure listing, one venue # sign and on-line listing for $135
Group: more than one artist presenting in a studio, home, etc…
  • All members of this Group must be a paid CCA member ($45)
  • The Group will receive one art crawl venue # sign, one brochure listing with image and one on-line listing for $135 – if other artists in the group wish to have an individual venue #, brochure listing and on-line listing it will be $135 for each additional listing
Existing Gallery, Business, non-profit or Co-op
  • Must be a paid CCA member ($60 for non-profit)
  • Will receive one Art Crawl venue # and sign, brochure listing with image and one on-line listing for $135
  • if other artists in the group wish to have a individual venue # and sign, brochure listing and on-line listing it will be $135 for each additional listing


The Coast Cultural Alliance (CCA) recommends that each artist have liability insurance for their studio/venue. The CCA does not provide insurance for artists. If you have insurance on your studio/venue, we advise you to contact your insurer or insurance broker to let them know about the event and ensure you have coverage.

We are happy to have the support of Sunshine Coast Tourism and this event has become the focus of their Fall for the Arts extensive tourism campaign. This support will benefit artists with the marketing efforts of the event reaching audiences beyond the Sunshine Coast.

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