Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC) was founded by Artscape in 2003 and began as a one-day outdoor art show. QWAC was run by the Parkdale Economic Development Corporation in 2004 and later by the Parkdale Community Development Group in 2007. The Queen West Art Crawl further expanded, requiring additional space and manpower. It became its own entity and achieved charitable status in 2009. QWAC has since grown into a three-day multidisciplinary arts festival, including an outdoor exhibition of over 250 juried artists and artisans, a performance and kids area, attracting over 65,000 visitors in one weekend.