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.
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!