ArtSpring’s 17 th annual three-day fundraiser for the arts, Treasure Fair, is now ready to collect unique items and services for its silent auction July 13 -15, with a grand finale Live auction hosted by ever entertaining, Chris Humphreys. To volunteer or donate, please contact Terri Reid: firstname.lastname@example.org (778) 353-0014 www.artspring.ca
A phenomenal community comes together each year to exemplify a passion for arts & culture thriving on Salt Spring Island, Treasure Fair – an entirely community supported fundraiser secures the future for Salt Spring’s largest theatre, gallery and artist workspace.
Tours, trips and treasures are of the many generous beloved items the fundraiser receives. Donated items accepted range from handcrafted works, collectibles, like-new home items, décor and furniture, prized possessions ready for another to cherish or, a B&B stay, massage, cooking lessons, adventure tours, tree pruning, dance classes and more.
Since Robert Bateman opened ArtSpring in 1999, it’s been the “arts and culture soul” of Salt Spring Island and operates an 11,800 square-foot, two-level heavy timber structure boasting a 5,200-square-foot exhibition/ multi- purpose area and a 6,600-square-foot, 265-seat theatre, which is no simple feat. And, now ArtSpring needs your help.
“Every year I’m amazed at the kindness and generosity of community members who give beloved treasures and gifts of experience to ArtSpring for this hugely important event. We couldn’t operate without them.” ArtSpring Executive and Artistic Director, Cicela Masson
ArtSpring is a place that provokes creativity and inspiration with a historically endowed community environment featuring a theatre, gallery, display and workshop space for artists alike. In addition to all ages public education, ArtSpring brings in world-class performing, visual and creative arts and crafts by artists of British Columbia, Canada, and beyond.