Celebrate the Arts! 2019

Participatory Art + Performance
Saturday April 20
10:00am – 4:00pm Participatory Art Exhibition
5:00 – 6:00pm Mash-up Performance

We celebrate any creative endeavour.

We celebrate our artistic community.

Salt Spring Island – ArtSpring is very pleased to announce their 3rd annual Celebrate the Arts: Art Making by the Salt Spring Artist Community, in collaboration with Salt Spring Arts Council’s 2019 Easter Art Tour.

Celebrate the Arts! features a one-day gallery exhibit and theatre performance of participatory artworks created for anyone interested in the process and experience of making art. The exhibition will be held on April 20 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the ArtSpring Gallery and will feature participatory (any artistic level and age welcome) and demonstrative art projects. A giant participatory mural-making project will be part of the event. In the ArtSpring Theatre from 5:00pm to 6:00pm theatrical Mash-ups celebrate the creativity of cross-genre artists who have come together to create new works of performance art.

The evening Mash-ups are an alchemy of performances by visual and performing artists who have come together to experiment and create something new. These works are not necessarily polished but allow the viewer and performers to enter into new territories with the seeds of a concept and the excitement of the unknown. Time limit of 3-7 minutes per performance.

Workshops for children run from 10 am to noon. Art educator Johanna Hoskins will lead interactive mural and tile painting for children of all ages in the ArtSpring galleries. Parents and guardians are asked not to leave children unattended.

Presenting Artmakers: Patrick McCallum, Sara Ratner, Johanna Hoskins, Debbi Toole, Bernadette Mertens-McAllister, Robbyn Scott,… and many more.

“We hope that not only will visitors come away with a new appreciation for the creative process but that they will also have had the opportunity to participate in some way.” Cicela Månsson – Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring

Celebrate 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/events/celebrate-the-arts, or email info@artspring.ca with any questions.

About ArtSpring Presents:

The ArtSpring Presents season hosts some of the most wonderful touring artists that call Canada home and a few international artists who are fortunate enough to visit this beautiful province. It is an opportunity to present a wide range of excellent artists to inspire, intrigue, and delight Salt Spring audiences.

About ArtSpring

Hosting nearly 300 events per year, about five events each week, friends and family come together year round at ArtSpring to enjoy community theatre, professional touring artists, art exhibitions, talks, children’s recitals, opera, and so much more.


MORE INFORMATION: (250) 537.2102