White Rock Arts Festival Culture Crawl

White Rock Arts Festival

October 14 & 15, 2023

The White Rock Arts Festival - Cultural Crawl celebrates our Creative City by the Sea by participating in arts, cultural and heritage programming across the City. Over two days, enjoy art and historical exhibits, music, tours, theatre, and enrich yourself in White Rock’s culture. Visit 22 sites with over 35 activities. 

Opening Celebration

Join us for an opening celebration with music, refreshments, poetry, and a chance to make art in our Kids Creative Corner. 

  • Friday, October 13
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue

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Arts Festival Culture Crawl Map and Activities

Plan your Culture Crawl by downloading a Culture Crawl Map  or picking up a hard copy White Rock Community Centre, Kent Street Activity Centre or Centennial Arena.

A complete listing of Festival information is available below. 

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Culture Crawl Passport

The passport is a part of the Culture Crawl Map. Collect five stamps on your passport for a chance to win!

Visit the following five (5) Culture Crawl Passport participants Oct. 14 & 15 to receive a stamp:

  • The Shop Next Door
  • White Rock Community Centre 
  • Stewart Farmhouse 
  • The Turnbull Gallery
  • White Rock Museum & Archives

Once you’ve visited each location, enter a ballot at the White Rock Community Centre with your completed passport for the chance to win the grand prize! 

Grand Prize: Tickets to shows at Peninsula Productions or White Rock Player’s Club at Oceana PARC Playhouse and dinner out in White Rock.

Many thanks to 3 Dogs Brewing, The Wooden Spoon, White Rock Players Club, and Peninsula Productions for their generous donation of prizes.

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1. Landmark Pop Uptown Gallery

15140 North Bluff Rd.
Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

View the exhibition, Colourful Shades of Expression: A heartfelt showcase of creativity from members of our community living with mental health concerns.

2. Pelican Rouge Café

15142 North Bluff Rd.
Sat, 6 - 9 p.m.

Pelican Rouge Open Mic! Show up early to secure your seat to this popular event and earlier if you want to sign up. Purchase some refreshments and enjoy the show.

3. White Rock Community Centre

15154 Russell Ave.
Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Culture Crawl Passport Location

  • Artisans’ Market
    Talk to local artists, learn about their creative process and purchase a unique piece of local art to bring home.
  • Kid’s Creative Corner
    Fun for kids of all ages! Create, explore and be an artist. 
  • Musical Interludes
    Enjoy the diverse sounds of musicians from across the Peninsula.
  • Naked Stage Readers Theatre
    Sat, 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.,1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
    Naked Stage will perform 15min. scenes from, Alone Together Again by Lawrence Roman. The story of two empty nesters whose nest fills again with the arrival of their parents.

4. White Rock Player’s Club at Oceana Park Playhouse

1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock

  • A Celebration of Music and Art
    Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    View the work of local visual artists while listening to pianist, Shelley Eckstein and her students play.
  • Behind the Scenes Tours
    Tours start every half hour beginning at 1pm, ending at 4pm
    PRE-REGISTER: whiterockplayers.ca
    Take in the history of the theatre while you explore what lives behind the stage. From the green room, props collection and workshop, to the dressing room and impressive costumes closet, and all the ‘ghost’ stories too.

5. White Rock Gallery

1247 Johnston Rd.
Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

View art from exhibiting artists including painting, sculpture, and ceramics, showcasing artists from across Canada.

6. Nomad Gallery

1377 Johnston Rd.
Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Exhibition, Pop! Will feature the works of artists Jim Davidson, Kat McPhee, and Paul Hyde. A Cornucopia of mixed media pop art.

7. Silverwood at Island’s Café

1237 Johnston Rd.
Sat, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Grab a refreshment and enjoy the music of Silverwood, Flutist Kate Yoshitomi and Guitarist Michael Gillette.

8. The Shop Next Door

1187 Johnston Rd.
Sat and Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Culture Crawl Passport Location

Make sure one of your stops is this artist co-op! Artists will be on site showing samples of their work, discussing their process. Enjoy live music while you shop.

9. White Rock Library

15342 Buena Vista Ave.
Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Stop by and explore White Rock’s library. Saturday kids can take part on the arts and crafts and Sunday try your hand at chess and learn the art of the game.
  • Write your Novel or Memoir with Julianne Harvey
    Sat, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Join author Julianne Harvey for a fun writing class. Bring a notebook and get inspired to create! Stay for the book launch of her young adult novel, Jamesy Harper’s Big Break.

Map of White Rock and South Surrey, locations of art crawl

Thank you to our Sponsors

Province of British Columbia

Aspira Peninsula Retirement Living

South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce