ArtSpring Treasure Fair

The 15th Annual Treasure Fair was, once again, a raging success. With 739 donated items from our loyal and generous donors, we have once again met our goal!

Dozens of volunteers worked hard to receive, track, organize and display all 739 items. And we were joined by Louise Devlin, a very talented individual with years of experience at Harrod’s. She and our design queen, Judy McLennan, have an eye for design layout which gave Treasure Fair the irresistible look of a high-end boutique. The energy at the live auction was one of excitement and joy. A good time was had by all!

We could not have done any of this without you, the donors, the bidders and the volunteers. Thank you, once again, for helping us to maintain high quality music, theatre, and dance at ticket prices that are among the lowest in British Columbia. Also, with your support we are able to keep the building open five days a week in order to serve as an art gallery for artists on Salt Spring. Don’t forget to pay us a visit; there is almost always a fabulous exhibit gracing our galleries and lobby.

We look forward to seeing you for the 2015/16 Season at ArtSpring.

The Treasure Fair Core and Acquisitions Team Members: Jeff Bee, Carole Eyles, Jenny Barrio, Candace Brochman, Susan Eide, Katharine Atkins, Kate Merry, Wendy Herbert, Deb Bee, Christie Roome, Judy McLennan, and Donald McLennan. Missing: Kathleen de Jong, Patricia Lockie, and Louise Devlin.

The Treasure Fair Core and Acquisitions Team Members: Jeff Bee, Carole Eyles, Jenny Barrio, Candace Brochman, Susan Eide, Katharine Atkins, Kate Merry, Wendy Herbert, Deb Bee, Christie Roome, Judy McLennan, and Donald McLennan. Missing: Kathleen de Jong, Patricia Lockie, and Louise Devlin.

What is Treasure Fair?

ArtSpring could not be in operation without the support of our community and Treasure Fair is no exception. Ticket sales and theatre rentals amount to only 42% of ArtSpring’s operating budget. Treasure Fair is the major annual fundraiser that contributes to half of our fundraising efforts.

Treasure Fair is a phenomenal event that is organized almost exclusively by volunteers. We meet with donors and talk to business owners who donate items, skills, and experiences that we then auction off at our gala auction weekend.

But, mostly, it’s just a lot of fun with great people and fantastic results.

Stay tuned for details about volunteering for and donating to Treasure Fair 2016!

 

2 Responses to ArtSpring Treasure Fair

  1. To reconfirm we have the following which we would like to donate to the ArtSpring Treasure Fair
    A large framed Stephen Lowe watercolour
    A small Duncan Phyfe drop-leaf dining table with brass feet(NB heavy)
    A ‘bronze’ 5 or 6 light chandelier( I cannot check numbers of lights as stored in garage)
    I think we were confused about when these pieces would be picked up. Please could you notify us about timing for pick up?

  2. ArtSpring says:

    Hi Susan,
    That’s wonderful. Thanks so much for your generous donation! In case Christie hasn’t seen your message I’ll forward this to her. Please do feel free to call me if you haven’t heard from us in the next couple of days. Hope to see you at Treasure Fair and thanks again.
    kind regards,
    Cicela