ArtSpring newsletter – What’s on September 2022

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer. After a relatively quiet couple of months it feels good to see more events coming up in the theatre – a great start to what’s going to be a very busy season.

Broadcaster, musician, and author Grant Lawrence kicks off September with an evening of stories, songs, and musical friends. ArtSpring presents a special rough cut performance from CAMP dance collective at the end of their week-long residency with us. And there are two documentary movies this month – the Dosed filmmakers return, and there’s a film fundraiser event about the transformational power of yoga.

There’s also a big art fundraising event in the galleries – for the SSNAP Parallel Art Show – and the lobby exhibition for September sees new work from the Island Textile Artists.

We’re releasing details of our own ArtSpring Presents 2022-23 season next week. Don’t forget to buy your annual membership to get advance purchase on new season tickets. Also next week, tickets go on sale for the return of the Met: Live in HD opera broadcasts.

I look forward to seeing you in the theatre soon.

With thanks,
Howard R Jang
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


Grant Lawrence and Friends – An Evening of Stories and Songs
Fri Sep 9 | 7:30pm
Bestselling author, broadcaster, historian, and humourist Grant Lawrence returns to Salt Spring with special musical guests, including Tom Hooper and Phöenix Lazare.

CAMP dance collective rough cut
Fri Sep 16 | 5pm-6pm
At the end of a week-long residency, artist-run dance collective CAMP will be sharing what they have been working on in a short rough-cut performance, with audience Q&A.

DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime – with filmmaker Q&A
Sat Sep 17 | 7:30pm
Laurie, a loving mother of four, is granted the right to legally use magic mushrooms to treat her end-of-life anxiety. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The Circle – documentary film fundraiser
Fri Sep 23 | 8pm
A film about the transformational power of yoga in curing drug addiction in the street children of Mumbai. Followed by a Q&A with Yogi and priest, Fr Joe Pereira.


Island Textile Artists – Embracing Nature
ArtSpring lobby
Tue-Fri, Sep 1-28 | 10am-1pm, and before all theatre events.
The Island Textile Artists present an exhibition of work offering hope for our blue planet earth. Through their textile art they offer motivation to embrace nature for the beauty and health she provides.

PAS 250 – The Parallel Art Show fundraiser
ArtSpring gallery
Fri Sep 2 – Mon Sep 5 | 10am-4pm
Support Southern Gulf Islands Artists. Take home an original work of art.
The Salt Spring National Art Prize Society invites you to PAS 250—The Parallel Art Show fundraiser!


We’re excited to bring back live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. This thrilling new season starts Saturday October 22 with Cherubini’s Medea.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday August 30 – 10am in person or by phone, and from 1pm online.


Show your support for your community performing and visual arts centre by purchasing an annual ArtSpring membership. Members get advance purchase on the 2022-23 ArtSpring Presents season.

Individual memberships cost $30 and Couple’s memberships are $50, per year.


Are you looking for a fun way to engage with the ArtSpring community and give back? We’re looking for volunteers for our upcoming season.

From ushering at shows, to box office help, to billeting visiting artists, there are volunteer roles to fit just about everyone. Build skills, meet like-minded people, and enjoy great perks.
Visit or email to find out 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.