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Dear Friends,

In the midst of the third wave and being just past the one year mark of our first closure, I find myself focusing even more on the small things. I check the garden every day for changes, and am excited to see the portulaca seedlings and the tips of the lilies poking through the dark earth. It is hope. We are here, ready to begin again.

The Salt Spring COVID-19 immunization clinic is being held in the ArtSpring galleries, April 7 to September 15. Entrance is via the rear parking lot only.

To book your vaccination appointment you can use BC’s new online registration system, or you can ring the provincial call centre 1.833.838.2323. Visit the Island Health vaccine site for more information.

Please do not contact ArtSpring as we are unable to help with vaccine clinic inquiries.

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 restricting events continues until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


At ArtSpring


Treasure Fair 2021 – call for donations

Please contact ArtSpring if you have something special to donate. Art, furniture, household items, gift certificates, experiences, and more. Thank you! And don’t forget this year’s events are online only:
Silent auction – Wed July 14 – Sun July 18
Live auction – Sat July 17


Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. The new session started on February 5. Thank you so much to this season’s sponsors of the program: Joan Farlinger, Galleons Lap Photography, The Lost Chords, and Viva Chorale. more>


Interesting Links


Oscar Peterson 1925 – 2007

The great Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson in conversation with André Previn on the importance of being an original. I found this video very inspirational and I couldn’t resist including a second, Oscar Peterson and Count Basie from 1980.

CAPACOA – Connections Project

The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) is the national leader of Canada’s touring and presenting communities. Since its founding in 1985, CAPACOA has fostered and developed a pan-Canadian network for presenters, presenting networks, artist managers/agents and performing arts administrators.

CAPACOA continues to release its weekly video series Connections, featuring artists from around the world sharing their practice, inspiration, vision, and lockdown activities. This is the fifth of eight videos which become available between March 25 and May 13, 2021 more>


The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Limericks In The Time of COVID. Available through ArtSpring and at Salt Spring Books. Every limerick submitted to the contest in the summer of 2020 is included, plus cartoons and illustrations by Jim Dickinson, Susan Benson and Michael Whitfield. more>

ArtSpring acknowledges the unceded territory and the ancestors of Salt Spring Island, the Coast Salish First Nations peoples of Salt Spring and surrounding areas, who continue to use and steward these lands. We at ArtSpring wish to pay respect to the Elders of this land, past and present.