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Megan Pickersgill, Railway City Arts Crawl
Experience Art in Action at the 6th Annual Railway City Arts Crawl

City-wide arts celebration returns with more artists, more exhibits, and more opportunities to discover the vibrant art community of St. Thomas.

February 6th, 2019 - St. Thomas, ON: The Railway City Arts Crawl is back for its 6th straight year.

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 process.

A free Arts Crawl passport is available at participating venues and helps crawlers locate the venues and artists they'd like to explore over the two-day event on February 22nd and 23rd.

Arts Crawl coordinator Megan Pickersgill says the event continues to grow adding over 80 artists, unique venues, and special activities.

"Something exciting we're seeing is the increase in special activities", said Pickersgill. "Artisan food, cultural dance, music, steampunk, a bonfire, and acrobats! 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 an event that can be enjoyed on its own – is being held Saturday night at the CASO Station. Here, experience a special art event featuring Kelly Wilson or some virtual reality while munching from Salt and Pepper's Taco Bar, before sitting down to the tunes of Deni Gauthier, The Shangles and Chris Casserly.

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, says about the Crawl that "creativity is in the air and we can feel it. In the past few years, we've seen an increase in artists, musicians, creatives and culinary arts sprout up throughout the city and county. The annual Arts Crawl is a great opportunity to explore their talents, be informed, share with friends and become an ambassador for our Railway City Arts Community."

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Crawl runs from 6pm-9pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Crawl runs from 11am-5pm | After Dark party 6pm-10pm at CASO Station

For more information, visit www.railwaycityartscrawl.com or www.railwaycitytourism.com

Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:57:46 PM EST

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