Downtown New West’s AMAZING art venues #NWCulturalCrawl

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ready… Set… CRAWL! On August 12 & 13, discover New West’s CREATIVE talent at the one and only New West Cultural Crawl

Presented by Arts Council of New Westminster and The Van Dop Gallery, crawl through 36 Art Venues across New Westminster that’ll be showcasing brilliant art exhibitions! From gorgeous ceramics and jewelry to photography and paintings, this FREE cultural festival is a treat for all!  

Amongst the 5 beautiful New West districts celebrating arts and culture, the Original Downtown, a dynamic cultural hub and sponsor, is one stop ya cannot miss! 

Check out this handy map to view all venues City wide, here are the highlights from Downtown New West!

VENUE #18  

Anvil Centre Community Art Space – 3rd Floor 777 Columbia Street | 10am-5pm

Located in the gorgeous Anvil Centre, the Community Art Space will be showcasing an array of local emerging and established artists in the brand-new “ArchiTEXTURE” exhibition!

community art space anvil

New Media Gallery- 3rd Floor 777 Columbia Street | 10am-5pm

Paralleling our world that’s ever-changing by technology, the New Media Gallery showcases art that lights up, responds, communicates, and reflects our contemporary world! Drop by and experience NMG’s current provocative exhibition called Dominion!

new media gallery

New West Artists – 1st Floor 777 Columbia Street | 10am-5pm

Enjoy mesmerizing visual art from New West Artists, a unique inclusive society comprised of artists of all skill levels who work in a variety of mediums. Prepare to be in awe of the amazing talents!

New Westminster Museum & Archives - 3rd Floor 777 Columbia Street | 10am-5pm

Take a journey through New Westminster’s rich history! Plus, check out their NEW feature exhibition Planning New West – an interactive exploration of why the city is shaped the way it is for the past 158 years!


Old Crow Coffee Co. – 655 Front Street | 9am-5pm

A beloved java joint, Old Crow Coffee Co. will be showcasing an exhibition of paintings by Michael Maclean called “An Inappropriate Response.” While you’re there, don’t forget to enjoy quality coffee with the perfect pastries to pair!

old crow coffee co


Amelia Douglas Gallery – 4th floor Douglas College 700 Royal Avenue | 11am-5pm

Enjoy brilliant mixed media works by Tracie Stewart and beautiful displays by the Institute of Urban Ecology!


CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX – 323 – 800 Carnarvon Street | August 12, 11am-4pm

Check out amazing 3D animation and VFX work by students from CG Masters School!

cg masters cultural crawl


Samson V Museum – 880 Quayside Drive | 12pm-5pm

Step aboard an authentic 1937 steam-powered Sternwheeler! With 3 levels to explore and lots of intriguing displays, you’ll feel like a sailor travellin’ down the mighty Fraser River!

Debra McKenzie  – 880 Quayside Drive, Samson V Museum | 12pm-5pm

From mixed media sculptures to two-dimensional paintings, you won’t wanna miss Debra McKenzie’s powerful art exhibit!


Brick & Mortar Living – 42/52 Sixth Street | 11am – 6pm

With local art & design being the core of their business, Brick & Mortar Living welcomes you to join them in celebrating art in New West! Fluid art demos and much more.

VENUE #25/26

Pottery Works  – 612 Victoria Street (Studio), 810 Quayside Drive (Shop) | 10am – 4:30pm

A studio and gallery space located in New Westminster, Pottery Works features talented painters, potters, and jewelers who are overcoming disability through their art. Come by their studio and shop to check out dazzling original works!

pottery works paint


Craft Café – 810 Quayside Drive | 10am – 7pm

Craft Cafe is the place to feed your creativity. From stationery supplies & workshops, to gifts & treats, you'll find the makings to dream, shop, do.

craft cafe photo

Buzzin’ with loads of creativity and inspiration, Downtown New West guarantees an unforgettable art escapade – here’s to getting your CRAWL on! 

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