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Dear Friends,

Happy long weekend! I hope you are enjoying a lovely day of rest.

Canadian pianist – and regular visitor to ArtSpring – Janina Fialkowska celebrated her 70th birthday on May 7, 2021. In response to the overwhelming outpouring of birthday wishes from around the globe, Janina extends her gratitude with this 25 minute recital of four pieces by Chopin, Weber, and Debussy. Discovered by the legendary Arthur Rubinstein in 1974, she was his final student and prodigy.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


At ArtSpring


This year’s events are online only

Silent auction – Wed July 14 – Sun July 18
Live auction – Sat July 17


Treasure Fair 2021 – Call For Donations

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated items so far. Our wonderful acquisitions team, led by Kate Merry, is working hard to catalogue the incoming items. If you’d like to donate furniture, household and hobby items, gift certificates, adventures, services, and more, we’d love to hear from you.


Interesting Links


Les voix humaines

Les voix humaines Margaret Little, co-fondatrice et co-directrice artistique des Voix humaines, a quitté l’ensemble après 35 années de contribution extraordinaire. La violiste Mélisande Corriveau prendra le relai au sein du duo de l’ensemble, au côté de Susie Napper. Le nouveau duo des Voix humaines a enregistré quelques pièces du Sieur de Sainte-Colombe. En voici un avant-goût.

Dylan Thomas Day

I found this performance interesting because of the pacing and inflection.

Michael Sheen performing Do not go gentle into that good night for Dylan Thomas Day on May 14 is everything you’d hope it to be.


DIG Arts

DIG Arts (Digital Innovation Group) is a growing group of island arts councils working together on digital innovation and dreaming of an arts and culture super-region. Read more about what they are up to, and consider taking their survey. more>

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

This joyful video of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell performing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough is just so full of joy and happiness. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


COVID vaccine clinic information

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.



We were sorry to hear that Thrifty Foods is discontinuing its Smile Card program in its current form. Thrifty’s has been a wonderful supporter to ArtSpring and Smile Cards made it really easy for our patrons to help with our fundraising. The program runs until June 15, so please continue to top up your card until then. After that date we’re able to apply for other community support programs. And let us know if you need a Smile Card – we’ll put one in the mail for you. email us>


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.