City-wide arts celebration returns with more artists, more experiences, and more
opportunities to discover the vibrant and creative community of St. Thomas.
February 11 2020 - St. Thomas, ON: The Railway City Arts Crawl is back for its 7th
The popular winter celebration of local arts and culture invites people to explore
venues throughout St. Thomas and meet talented local artists engaging in the creative
A free Arts Crawl passport is available to help crawlers locate the venues and artists
they'd like to explore over the two-day event on February 28th and 29th.
Arts Crawl coordinator Megan Pickersgill says the event continues to grow adding
more artists, activities, and this year Experiences. The Experiences are interactive
experiences at venues outside the regular Crawl venues and may not be what you typically
expect from the Crawl.
"Something exciting we're seeing is the addition of Experience Venues", said Pickersgill.
"A craft beer market will pop up at the Horton Farmers Market on Saturday, acrobats
are flying high, and find a taste experience by Ellen Laing of Killdeer Food Co!
You never know what's going to pop up when and where so it's going to be a pleasant
surprise for Crawlers to experience all these different forms of creativity."
For artist and studio owner Katherine Medlyn, who operates Medlyn Studio (an Arts
Crawl venue) and works in stained-glass, she "loves seeing our downtown come alive
with all the people walking place to place with their passports in hand", something
not often seen during the cold winter months.
The After Dark – a post-Crawl celebration, and event that can be enjoyed on its
own – is being held Saturday night at Railway City Brewing. Here, enjoy the Art
of Magic with Keith Brown before sitting back and enjoying tunes from Groove Station
and a nacho bar from Elgin Harvest. The Brewery also has for sale 2 commemorative
6-packs featuring 12 different Crawl artists!
The passport, containing information on both the venues and the artists, is available
at participating venues and downloadable on the Railway City Arts Crawl website
(www.railwaycityartscrawl.com). Each venue will stamp the passport and if the participant
reaches 10 venues, they are eligible for a prize draw.
Laura Woermke, Executive Director of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, believes
that the Arts Crawl "is a great opportunity to continue to do what we do every day
in our community", which is encourage and support the practice of visual arts in
St. Thomas and Elgin.
Something the Arts Crawl is all about.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Crawl runs from 6pm-9pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29: Crawl runs from 11am-5pm | After Dark 6pm-10pm at Railway
For more information, visit www.railwaycityartscrawl.com.