ArtSpring newsletter June 14, 2021

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Dear Friends,

Though the recent chilly weather seems to disagree we are on the cusp of summer! This will be the final newsletter for a few weeks as we take a summer break.

Through these weekly newsletters ArtSpring intended to provide something of interest, some distraction and entertainment. Since April 1, 2020 we’ve sent out an almost weekly newsletter, this being our 63rd. When the newsletter returns in July look for announcements regarding the season, ArtSpring’s membership renewal, and our Virtual Treasure Fair.

Until then, enjoy the sunshine and be good to yourselves.

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


Digital Performance Exploration Lab

A free 8-week lab that gives performance artists (aged 16–22) the opportunity to explore digital performance. The lab runs via Zoom, July 10-August 28, Saturdays 10am-1pm. Deadline to apply June 20, 2021. Artists based in BC with a background in dance, theatre, or performance art are welcome to apply. Applicants from diverse populations and from rural areas within BC are encouraged to apply.


For All to Hear – Pacific Opera

For All to Hear celebrates and features diverse voices from the IBPoC community of artists and other marginalized voices, offering a platform to share music and stories that matter.
Explore the many ways in which these artist platforms are taking form through videos and podcasts offered on Pacific Opera’s online programs and directly in this space.


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.



Support ArtSpring with the Country Grocer Save-a-tape program. When you’ve finished shopping put your tape in ArtSpring’s box at Country Grocer. It’s that easy! ArtSpring is so grateful to Country Grocer for all they do in the community!


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.