Eastside Culture Crawl – spotlight on dahlhaus

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I had the nostalgic urge to go to the Crawl in Vancouver today. The Eastside Culture Crawl is a three-day, 300+ artist open studio event that is in its 15th year. We love going and getting a feel for what local artists are doing, and of course to support our friend Heather of dahlhaus.

I’ve known Heather since I first moved to BC in 1999, since she was a student at Emily Carr, gaining interest for her unique paintings. We met through our husbands, who are close friends and skateboarders.

Over the past decade, Heather has persisted in building her career despite the challenges of raising two energetic boys, living in North Vancouver, and raising a family relying on the donor-supported career of her supportive husband.

It’s exciting to see Heather’s success as an artist. She has recently been featured in House and Home, poppytalk, Harper’s Bazaar, Anthropologie (who carry both paintings and ceramics), and more!

What I appreciate about Heather is her encouraging words, down-to-earth way of life, and hospitality. Her delight in the simple things of life like serving friends meals or spending time with her family in the country. One of our best times together was a few years ago when our family slept over for New Year’s with their family, enjoying some records, the fireplace, a few games and of course some late night espresso out of the ceramic seconds that stock their cupboards.

If you don’t have a chance to see Heather’s studio during the mayhem of the Crawl, she will also be at the One of a Kind Show Dec. 8-11 or you can visit her etsy shop.

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