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Art Making in the Park!

The 3rd annual CREATE! Arts Festival is a two-day, fun and interactive art-making event this summer, bringing together local artists and the community to explore, learn, and create outdoors in Strathcona park and in Eastside art studios.


Happening outdoors in Strathcona Park on Saturday, July 22nd CREATE! features ticketed Art-Making Workshops + the general admission Create! Art Zone with our Festival Art Shop, public participation art, art demos, food trucks and a fully licensed site with beer, cider and wine from Strange Fellows Brewing! Activities are for all ages and abilities.


  • Art Workshops are $35 + GST for youth/adults and $20 + GST for kids workshops*
  • General Admission Art Zone tickets are only $5 + GST – kids under 12 are FREE


Festival activities move indoors on Sunday, July 23rd, immersing participants in the art production spaces in neighbouring Eastside studios, with ticketed Art-Making Workshops. (NOTE: There are no Park activities on this day.)


  • Art Workshops are $35 + GST each

2023 Program Guide

Our official program guide is here! See what’s in store, including workshop and artist details and Art Zone info.

July 22, 2023
9:00pm - 1:00am


per workshop / per person

Art! Bike! Beer! Crawl Brewery Tour & Fundraiser

Join the Eastside Arts Society on a bike and walking tour of East Van's best breweries.

Strathcona Park (857 Malkin Avenue)

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The CREATE! Arts Festival

CREATE! Arts Festival is an Eastside Arts Society production. Your support of the Eastside Arts Society is an investment in the arts and artists of Vancouver’s Eastside. It allows us to build upon a 27-year legacy of connecting community with East Vancouver’s vital population of artists, creating access to culture and fostering a love of visual art for so many over the years, and for years to come.

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