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 26-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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Our Partners

The CREATE! Arts Festival is made possible through the generous support of the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, Canadian Heritage/Government of Canada, Vancouver Foundation, Herschel Supply Co., Opus Art Supplies, Ruth & David Group, Westcoast Reduction, Strathcona Business Improvement Association, the Stonehouse Team, Strange Fellows Brewing, Westbank/Crombie REIT, La Casa Gelato and Alternative Creations Studio.



DT Volunteers

Want to be a part of a new and exciting summer festival from the producers of Vancouver’s largest visual arts event of the year? Join our volunteer team for the 2nd annual Create! Arts Festival! We are seeking enthusiastic, friendly and engaged volunteers to join our team and provide an outstanding experience for all. Volunteers must be 19 or over.

Volunteer opportunities:

Promo Support 
Set-Up / Tear Down Team 
Saturday Festival Grounds Artist & Attendee Check in
Sunday Studio Workshops Artist & Attendee Check in 
Event Support 
First Aid 
Art, Bike, Beer Crawl Team Leader 
Art, Bike, Beer Crawl Check In 

Commitment & Perks:

Volunteer shifts on the day of the festival are 4- 5 hours. 
Complimentary light food and drinks will be provided in our volunteer tent. Volunteers will receive a General Admission pass that will allow them to take part in public art & exhibitor activities as well as demos before or after their shift. Volunteers will also receive a complimentary Herschel ball cap. 

Volunteering at Create! Arts Festival is a great experience!

  • Connect with other extraordinary volunteers, our great artists and wonderful attendees
  • Contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of the visual arts community in Vancouver
  • Discover studios, art, artists and the art-making process in an unparalleled and intimate setting
  • Get insight into the behind-the-scenes of running an arts festival
  • Build your volunteer profile on your resume
  • Be part of a fun, engaging arts festival experience!


If you are interested, please click the join us button to complete the volunteer registration form!

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