ArtSpring newsletter – What’s On December 2021

What are you most looking forward to about the holiday season? For me, it’s a chance to finally get to visit family after two years. COVID safety and travel restrictions have been so challenging for everyone – getting together this year will be really special.

We can also get together with some of the community groups that have been itching to return to ArtSpring to present their holiday shows. Choir groups The Salt Spring Singers, and Viva Chorale! are both here this month – and Viva Chorale! are picking up the mantle of the community sing-a-along with their concert, which is also a fundraiser for our local food bank.

We’re so pleased to have the talented students of the GISS Music program back on stage too with their end-of-year concerts, and Jeffrey Renn brings our ArtSpring Presents shows for 2021 to a close with three opportunities to see part two of his tribute to poet Robert Service.

The ArtSpring staff is taking a break over the holiday season – we are closed from December 18 – January 3. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2022, with increased capacity in the theatre, and many wonderful performing and visual arts events.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season from all the team here at ArtSpring.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director


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ArtSpring Presents
At Your Service – The Life and Yarns of Robert Service part 2
Tue Nov 30 – Thu Dec 2 | 7:30pm
Jeffrey Renn presents the next chapter in the adventures of Robert Service, adapted for the stage from his autobiography, The Ploughman of the Moon.

Vetta Presents
Vivaldi’s Orchestra –
A Baroque Concertofest!

Mon Dec 6 | 7:30pm
The Vetta Chamber Players goes baroque with an all-woman ensemble performing celebrated concerti by Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Handel.

Salt Spring Singers
We Rise Again
Sat Dec 11 7:30pm | Sun Dec 12 2pm
Celebrating the return to live singing, this promises to be a joyous start to the festive season. Led by the talented Don Conley and Deb Smith.

GISS Music Presents
Wed Dec 15 & Thu Dec 16 | 7:30pm
GISS Music presents its first live shows in two years. Featuring students from the guitar class, composition class, GISPA music and the GISS jazz combo.

Viva Chorale!
Wind In The Willows Food Bank Fundraiser
Fri Dec 17 | 7pm
Rekindle the joy of childhood with a musical presentation of The Wind in the Willows Christmas. Narrated by actor Chris Humphreys, with seasonal music sung by Viva Chorale! choir.



The Salt Spring Printmakers
Foot Stomping Prints
ArtSpring lobby
Tue-Thu, Dec 1-16 | 10am-1pm
and before evening concerts.
This is the group’s first original show as the new Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society.


2021 Annual General Meeting

Mon Dec 6 | 4:15pm | Zoom (email to request a link)

For the receipt of Annual Reports, Financial Statements, and the Election of Directors. All are welcome. All who have been members for 30 days as of December 6, 2021, are eligible to vote. 2020-2021 members are at liberty to renew right up to the date of the AGM in order to vote. Renew online now, or call 250.537.2102.


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.