ArtSpring newsletter June 29, 2020

ArtSpring Patrons’ Survey

Today – June 29th – is your last chance to complete the survey, which will help us understand more about how our patrons feel about attending events at ArtSpring again.

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all businesses and organizations throughout Canada, but particularly the cultural sector.  The survey results will be important for ArtSpring to prepare for recovery planning and for a return to live events. We want our patrons to have confidence in the steps we’re taking as we follow the B.C. Public Health guidelines, and to feel safe about coming back to the theatre. We are counting on your valuable collaboration. Please be assured your responses will be anonymous. We do not ask for your name, contact information, or any other information that could identify you. The time required to complete the survey is between 3 and 5 minutes. The link to the survey is:

The survey will close on June 29th, 2020.

From all the team at ArtSpring, thank you for your contribution.

Readers’ Submissions

What have you been up to lately? We asked you to let us know how you’ve been keeping busy and creative. Please keep submissions coming to

Thank you this week to Nora Layard and Johanna Hoskins:

Deborah Miller monoprint

“Our little printmaking group (part of the SSI Painters Guild) has been hosting virtual studio days over the past couple of months. We sign in with each other at 9.30, check in at lunch, and then share the results at the end of the day. It’s been truly inspiring to be “with” our fellow printmakers and to see what they’ve done.”

Johanna Hoskins – Himilayan Mountains_visible after 30 years

Nora Layard – French Window

Bernadette Mertens-McAllister monoprint

Thank you also to Nancy Wigen: “The garden has been the main focus of my time, both flowers and vegetables. I have help for most of the work, which means among other things, human interaction. I also started baking my own bread which is a creative activity, trying different grains etc. All have been edible so far. I’ve also done more reading lately but not much painting.

My home is ideally situated for avoiding loneliness as many people walk their dogs or visit the mailboxes or the Fernwood Wharf here, so there is lots to look at and people to see and talk to as they pass just by me being out in my garden. I do miss family visits, and having people in for tea, but I’m luckier than most people during this pandemic.”


Shifting Sands by Colin James with Colin Linden

Colin James played to a sold-out crowd at ArtSpring on March 1st. More >

Isolation Commissions #58

Clarinettist Liam Hockley. More >


Support us with the Thrifty Foods Smile Card program. If you already have a Smile Card from ArtSpring you can continue loading it up and we’ll receive 5%.

Don’t have a Smile Card from ArtSpring? Contact us – or 250.537.2102 – and we’ll happily put one in the mail for you. Please confirm which address you’d like it sent to.

Thank you for your continued support!