ArtSpring newsletter July 12, 2021

Dear Friends,

The wait is almost over! Our beloved Treasure Fair event starts on Wednesday. Both the silent and live auctions are online only which means you can bid from anywhere!

Co-ordinator Catherine Griffiths and the whole Treasure Fair team have been working tirelessly for several months, seeking donations to excite and tempt you, and putting everything together in the online catalogues.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to every donor – individuals, businesses, and organizations – who have shown such generosity in the midst of a difficult year. Thank you for all of your gifts, you’ve shown amazing support for our fundraiser.

To everyone who’ll be bidding on these wonderful items – thank you for helping to raise vital funds for your island’s performing and visual arts centre. We hope you have a fun five days, and lots of success with your treasure hunting.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director

Preview the catalogues and register to bid


The silent auction and live auction catalogues are open now for preview – you can find more details below. Register now and you’ll be ready to start bidding on Wednesday July 14. Registration is free. You must have a registration number and a credit card to start bidding.

Silent auction – Wed July 14 – Sun July 18

Bidding opens at 9am Wednesday July 14
Bidding closes at 6pm Sunday July 18

With close to 200 items in the silent auction catalogue, there’s something for everyone. Antique and modern furniture; fine art; kitchenware and home decor; food and wine; adventures and experiences; gift certificates for events and local businesses, and more.

Live auction – Saturday July 17

Live online gala event 6pm – 7:30pm
Bidding open 6pm – 8pm

We’re so excited to present our twelve big ticket items, including a three-night trip to Whitehorse/Yukon, a visit to the private studio of a whale skeleton articulator, and a signature cocktail created just for you. See the catalogue for more wonderful items.

You can bid online for these items and more – or why not join us live on Zoom for the gala event, hosted by Walter Stewart and Deb Toole. Tickets are $10.

To help your evening go with a swing we have a limited number of gala party packs. Each branded cotton bag contains a bottle of wine, Salt Spring Island Cheese, Salt Spring Kitchen jam/chutney, crackers, plus a ticket to the live auction gala. And one pack contains a special prize – could you be the lucky winner? Packs are $35 and are for pick up from ArtSpring only, Saturday July 17. Buy tickets for the live auction gala and party pack.

Thank you to our donors

Please join us in thanking our donors. You can find a list of all our supporters on the Donate page of the Treasure Fair website. Please visit the businesses and give them your custom whenever you can.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Treasure Fair events, your donations, or your winning bids, you can find more information here – or email


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.