Summer Fest to Heat Up ArtSpring

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The Sweet Lowdown / Photo by Ashli Akins

Settle into the heart of summer with our newly announced ArtSpring Summer Fest.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets because to start we’re hosting two outdoor patio concerts. On July 13th Victoria’s acoustic roots/bluegrass trio The Sweet Lowdown serenades us under the stars and on July 17th Bongeziwe Mabandla performs his distinct blend of urban-African world-beat. Both groups are perfect evening compliments to the warm Salt Spring summer days.

The ArtSpring Chamber Music Festival is larger than ever this year with 18 students and seven faculty descending on ArtSpring from across Canada. Join us for three unique concerts – young artists on July 23 & 24 and faculty on July 25. This year you can purchase a three-concert Chamber Festival pass (in person or by phone at the Box Office) for only $50.

Award-winning wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock shares his creative process in a week-long acrylic painting workshop (August 10-14). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to work with one of Canada’s finest nature artists.

Summer dance company-in-residence Mascall Dance closes the ArtSpring Summer Fest. On August 25th Jennifer Mascall presents an experiential anatomy dance class and on August 28th the dance company presents a free public performance of the piece they’ve worked on during their week-long ArtSpring residency.

Tickets are now on sale for all Summer Fest concerts and workshops at the ArtSpring Box Office in person (100 Jackson Ave.), at 250.537.2102 or online.