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SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — September 26, 2011 — The Coast Cultural Alliance, a non-profit arts, culture & heritage society serving the Sunshine Coast region of BC, announced today the immediate availability on the internet of two interactive maps for its second annual Art Crawl on the weekend of October 21-22-23. The maps were contributed by Sechelt real estate agent Gary Little, an expert in the creation of maps such as these.

The maps show the locations of 108 studios and galleries participating in the Art Crawl. More information about any studio or gallery can be obtained simply by clicking its marker on the maps. The Crawl spans the entire Sunshine Coast with participants in Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Madeira Park, Garden Bay, Earls Cove, Powell River, and Lund.

Two versions of the map are available. The first — for desktop or laptop computers — can be viewed at www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com or crawl.GaryLittle.ca. The second map — specifically designed for smartphone or tablet users (iPhone, iPad, Android phones, BlackBerry 6 OS phones) — can be viewed at icrawl.GaryLittle.ca using the device's web browser. The smartphone version also includes a button for automatically centering the map around the user's current geographic location as determined from cellular network positioning data making it very easy to locate quickly nearby studios.

"The Art Crawl will attract hundreds of visitors to the Sunshine Coast and will also be a very popular event for local residents. The quality and breadth of the artistic talent here is just amazing," said Linda Williams, President of Coast Cultural Alliance. "We're excited about these maps because they will make it very convenient for people to plan their weekend and to find the types of art that interest them most. They are a perfect complement to the full-colour printed brochure and map we're also making available to crawlers."

"These interactive maps make it very easy to locate, and learn more about, the dozens of artists participating in this year's crawl," said Gary Little of Royal LePage Sunshine Coast. "And with the smartphone version, people can also track down studios while they're on the road anywhere on the Sunshine Coast between Langdale and Lund. I'm pleased to support such an interesting and important cultural event."

More information on the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is available at www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.com.

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The Coast Cultural Alliance was established in 1998 as a non-profit society to enhance the arts and cultural tourism economies of the Sunshine Coast and to project a single, strong voice for local culture. The Alliance includes groups, businesses and individuals from the visual, performing, literary, healing and media arts on the Sunshine Coast.

Gary Little is an innovative real estate agent with Royal LePage Sunshine Coast in Sechelt, BC. He is well known for his use of technology to provide compelling real estate tools for the general public, notably his interactive real estate map of the Sunshine Coast, his real estate statistics service, and his real estate services for smartphone users.



Linda Williams
Coast Cultural Alliance
4638 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Sechelt BC, V0N 3A2
Phone: 604-740-8288
Email: artsinfo@suncoastarts.com
Web: www.suncoastarts.com

Gary Little, realtor®
Royal LePage Sussex
5485 Wharf Ave., P.O. Box 65
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Cell: 604-741-5347
Email: gary@garylittle.ca
Web: www.garylittle.ca

This news release is located online at: http://www.GaryLittle.ca/pr-20110926.html