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2019 Art Crawl of Artists’ Studios and Galleries

Join as Artist or Gallery Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

Register and pay early to assure your place in the brochure!

Applications for 2020 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl being held October 23-24-25th open December 1, 2019.

The Art Crawl offers Crawlers access to participating galleries and art studios along the Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Earls Cove.

This is your opportunity to participate in this community event and showcase your talent to visitors (last year, 2019, there were over 49,000 studio visits with $460,500+ in recorded sales + $120,000 in commissions). We are inviting all artists on the Sunshine Coast to become a part of this event by opening their studio or gallery to Crawlers. Have a reception, demonstration, workshop, entertainment, etc… Artists from Powell River should contact Malaspina Arts Society or Artique to learn how to join a group that will be coming to the Lower Sunshine Coast to show their work at Roberts Creek again in 2020.

Venues will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday evening 7:00pm to 9:00pm is optional but you MUST let us know to be included in the brochure. Read on for details!

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

Guest Sign-in Sheetsclick here.

We Will:

  • create and provide (free) highly visible road and studio markers* note: Purple Banner Flags are for Purple Banner participants only
  • publish a high quality printed brochure and map made widely available (this will also be available online and on smart phones)
  • create a separate page on www.suncoastarts.com for Art Crawl participants
  • create a passport & stamps for crawlers to win prizes
  • publish strong advertising in local papers
  • advertise the event to Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and beyond, place ads in ZOOM Magazine, newCoaster, Visitors Guide, On-Board Magazine, BC Festival Guide, Festival of Written Arts programme, Sooke Fine Arts programme, Island Arts Magazine Purple Banner Guide, Harbour Spiel, Powell River Living, Preview, Galleries West and many other tourist magazines
  • on-line magazines and Tourism Vancouver
  • provide a strong social media presence … we now have our own YouTube channel
  • partner with Sunshine Coast Tourism for off-coast advertising

You Will:

  • have 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
  • have demonstration / treats / entertainment – your choice
  • have the option to be open Friday 7:00 – 9:00 pm for artist reception – YOU MUST LET US KNOW if you plan to be open so we can advertise in the brochure.
  • track visits by participating crawlers (forms provided – this is a HUGE help in our marketing and for advocacy for the arts)
  • track sales (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

INSURANCE

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.

If you were in the 2019 Art Crawl Brochure

Simply re-new your membership and listing by logging in to your account here to pay the fees. Send any text or image changes by email to artcrawl@eastlink.ca.

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 (available as of Dec 1st), then check out and pay.

Other info we will need once you have decided to join

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

For all participating artists please send the high resolution image you want to be used next your listing in the printed brochure.

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

CAN A GROUP OF US JOIN TOGETHER?

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

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