The 2022 North Shore Art Crawl is returning as an in-person weekend event, taking place October 14-16, 2022. Come enjoy this free weekend event and connect with the arts on the North Shore!
In its twelfth year running, the North Shore Art Crawl partners with local galleries, community centres, businesses and art schools to invite the public to celebrate the talent of local artists by viewing their works and learning about their passions. This annual event is made memorable and unique by the wide range of media displayed by the artists, including textiles, jewellery, pottery, graphic design, sculpture, painting, glass and photography.
This year over 150 artists will be exhibiting their work at 88 locations across the North Shore, from Lions Bay to Deep Cove.
The Quay is proud to be a host location to artist Esmie McLaren. Find Esmie’s work on display on our second level in Unit 210.
Esmie Gayo McLaren is a Filipino-Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver, BC. Using acrylic, oil, or watercolour, McLaren paints scenes of everyday life through an emotive use of color and light. A Bachelor of Science Grad of University of Alberta, she received her artistic training from Emily Carr University. Her extensive exhibition experience includes “Expanding Horizons”, a solo exhibit in New York City, and “Essence”, a small-group exhibit she presented to empower women. The latter was held at Art Space in North Vancouver and at the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa. To date, McLaren has exhibited at venues such as Federation Gallery, Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, Kamloops Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, and Kosovo National Museum. She is also an invited artist at Fabriano In Acquarello in Italy, 2020 and 2021. Her works are informed by her passions in learning about human condition, gardening, nature, and travel. McLaren is represented by Jeunesse Gallery of Fine Arts.