How to Crawl

This is an age-old question.  I have a little 18-month friend who skipped the crawl phase and has been walking all over since we went to the tree farm in December.  We all do it differently.

Welcome to Sebastopol’s Literature & Art Crawl 2017

FREE  for the curious and engaged, the lovers and the passersby

Yes, we have a schedule see Map/Schedule/Contact  This gives you the event schedule but venues are open all day.   Keep checking this site or pick up a flyer at the venues all over town.

jump in/jump out or hit them all; it’s your day!

LISTEN to readings, CHAT with artists and writers, VIEW works on display

WANT TO JUMP IN?   –  There will be signup boards at the Crooked Goat for the Laptop Fiction Challenge at noon (bring your own laptop).  At the end of the Crawl, the Goat’s ‘Comics Can Too Read’ is an open mic at 7:00 (bring yourself).

At 5:00, HopMonk’s New Writers will take over the mic from the stage in the Beer Garden – also, it’s open to all local writers who would like to read a short piece.

Then at 6:00, it’s Gypsy Cafe’s “I’m Not Finished” which is all about that work in progress – give them a heads up so we can fit you in.  Wear a hat for feedback!

WHAT TO BRING?  – We have food and beverage outposts all over town.  The ‘Crawl’ will walk you through the heart of Sebastopol.   Just look around, ask the shop owners along the way to the venues:

SHOP along Main Street’s EAST side at Silk Moon, Pine Grove General Store, Dressers, David Allen Jewelers, Paradise Oriental Rugs…(on the way to #4 Kitty Hawk Gallery and #6 Milk and Honey)

DROP IN to the Main Street WEST side shops:  Cultivate Home, Soul Desire, Art & Soul, Artisana, Rosemary’s Garden, Peoples’ Music, Sagestone, Mazzy’s Closet (and Rene Birds around the corner on Bodega)

SHOP on McKinley in the maker spaces of The Barlow – from Little Four and Tamarind Clothing (near #2, Crooked Goat Brewing) to Mad Mod, Circle of Hands, Tibetan Gallery and California Sister Floral as you walk toward Main Street

Explore the town, ask other ‘Crawlers’ where to get an ice cream cone or an organic salad bar a classic Reuben or or an adult beverage or a spiced Mexican coffee or a spa treatment or…

ROADS and SIDEWALKS –  The map shows parking lots all over town or park on the street, get dropped off, walk from home…but always SAFETY FIRST – what’s the hurry? Once on the ground, please cross at the crosswalks.  

We are writers and artists, community activists and people of all trades.  We are Sebastopol. Welcome!  On this day especially – we’re inviting you in to join us, to view, hear and taste what we’ve been creating.

From readings in bookstores by seasoned writers and emerging poets to 1:1 with artists in cool galleries and hip retail venues.  For the ‘Crawl’ part, pubs and cafes, coffee houses and tasting rooms, delis and bakeries will nourish you along the route.

This event is Free for the curious and engaged, the lovers and the passersby.

we thank Grace Levine for contributing the art for our masthead

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