Celebration of the Arts 2017

ArtSpring is excited to announce the second annual Celebration of the Arts, taking place on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The Celebration, which corresponds with the opening of ArtSpring’s 2017-2018 performance season, honours ArtSpring’s role as a hub for all art forms on Salt Spring Island, not just the performing arts.

Click to Download Artists Submission Form Submission Deadline: Friday, October 13th at 5 pm

The Celebration opens with an unusual and intriguing performance event: an Artists Mash-up. Artists of different genres have been paired to create collaborative performance pieces of between two and ten minutes each. The Mash-up begins at 7 pm on the ArtSpring stage. It is entirely free and open to all. Seating is first-come-first-serve. Displays and demonstrations will be open in the lobby and galleries from 6 pm to 9 pm on the 27th, concurrent with the Mash-up, with wine, beer and food trucks available on the ArtSpring patio.

While artists do have the option of selling their work, the main goal of the Celebration is to showcase the arts on Salt Spring, and for artists to interactively demonstrate their creation process. Displays and demonstrations will be open to the public from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday the 27th, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday the 28th, with refreshments available.

Children have not been left out of the Celebration of the Arts. From 10 am to noon on Saturday the 28th, art educator Johanna Hoskins will lead interactive mural and tile painting for children of all ages in the back of the ArtSpring galleries. Parents and guardians are asked not to leave children unattended.

The Celebration of the Arts is free to everyone, presenters and visitors alike. Come to ArtSpring for an inspired and inspiring weekend of artistic expression, curiosity, and learning. For a complete schedule of events and a list of participating artists and performers, please visit the ArtSpring website at artspring.ca, or email celebration@artspring.ca with any questions.


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