ArtSpring newsletter January 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve enjoyed the sunshine last week!

Whilst we await the next update from the Provincial Health Officer our staff has been busy in the building. Erin has had her paintbrushes out again to refresh the basement/dressing room area as well as the upstairs admin offices. And thanks to a government accessibility grant we have started a couple of projects – an accessible washroom for the gallery area (see image – first step complete), and next, replacing the original exterior doors with new power-assisted doors. We can’t wait for you to see the improvements. A big thank you to Malcolm and Snazzy Construction for their work on this project.

Last week I mentioned that I was moving on to a new experience with the classic French Madeleines. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a pan locally yet. The hunt continues. In the meantime I tried a Swedish shortbread recipe and substituted spelt for wheat flour. I actually kind of like it but it does make for a very grainy cookie. It also works nicely with white wheat and red fife. The proportions are 200 g butter, 1 dl sugar, 4.5 dl flour, 1 tsp vanilla sugar. I like the low sugar content.


The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 has been extended. Unfortunately this means that ArtSpring will be closed to the public until at least February 5, 2021. Our Makana Youth Choir is able to continue under the current order.

The results of the raffle are in, our congratulations to:
Grand Prize winner Debbi Toole, and Second Prize winner Robert Lysay.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


At ArtSpring

Makana Youth Choir
The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. A new session starts on February 5.
Register by calling the Box Office at 250.537.2102 or emailing
Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Articles

Festival of Recorded Movement
Canadian youth and emerging artists are invited to apply with a new or existing short film concept (up to 15 min. in length) to premiere at the sixth annual festival.
Deadline: March 15, 2021. more>

The Pandemic Limerick Project book
Still available at Salt Spring Books and through ArtSpring. more>


Thank you to everyone who donated, we are so very grateful! Each donation goes a step towards keeping ArtSpring going. If you haven’t donated yet there is still time, there are many ways to give including monthly. If you would like help setting up monthly donations please give us a call (250.537.2125) or donate now.


ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021
It has been a wild ride and we are grateful to be back doing what we do.
Please see the complete season listing.