It’s that time again! With ticket sales opening at the Box Office in September for the new 2023/24 Season, this year promises to be extra special as ArtSpring celebrates 25 colourful years of arts, history, and community. With over 30 professional performances from across the country and around the globe, six lively Met Operas, and a curated program of the best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival — being screened for the first time on Salt Spring — the Season aims to ignite the imagination, stir the soul, and spark conversation.
Encompassing the classical to the cutting edge, thought-provoking intimate experiences to popular crowd-pleasing comedic and musical acts, refined mature programming to vibrant children’s productions, this Season presents an eclectic repertoire of the best in dance, music, and theatre.
There is still time to get or renew your Membership to attend our Season Launch Event on Tuesday September 5, where members will have advance access to purchase their favourite seats to all performances. You’ll have to attend in person to get first picks, but advance tickets are available at the Box Office or by phone for the rest of the week. Tickets go public (and online) on Tuesday September 12.
September is also a great time to visit ArtSpring during the day as no less than three art exhibitions are scheduled into the Gallery, all focussed on the depth and quality of locals’ work. In the theatre, we are looking forward the sounds of South India with Transcendent Talas and a lively Salt Spring Forum discussion about what our neighbours in Alberta are up to from political scientist Lisa Young. And, if you have a child in grades 2-9 and they love to sing, be sure and register for Makana Youth Choirs, which runs every Friday starting September 15.
We are also pleased to welcome back Island Savings Wealth Management as our Season’s Partner this year, and we thank all of the individual and corporate donors and sponsors who make ArtSpring possible. This will be a year to remember!
With thanks,
Howard R. Jang
Executive & Artistic Director

In The Theatre

2023/24 Season’s Launch Event!
Tuesday September 5 | 4pm-6pm
An Introduction to the Season | 4:15pm
Tickets on sale in person 4:30pm
We are welcoming all ArtSpring members to a wine and cheese launch event to welcome in our exciting 25th Anniversary 2023/24 Season. Doors open precisely at 4pm and numbered tickets are given in the order people arrive. These will be used to service customers in order. After a short presentation in the theatre by Howard, the Box Office will be open for advance tickets before they go on sale to the public September 12.
Get or renew your membership as this an exclusive benefit to purchase the seats you want all season long. Discounts are available for selecting 5+ Shows.

2023/24 Met Opera: Live in HD
Now on sale! ArtSpring announces its six exhilarating operas for the season, broadcast live in HD from The Met in New York City, including company premieres, new productions, and classic favourites. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning, with the added value of seeing fascinating behind the scenes coverage, live interviews, and an intermission with quiche!
Transcendent Talas
Sat Sept 16 | 7:30pm | $10-$30
Journey into the captivating realm of Carnatic music with “Transcendent Talas,” an awe-inspiring concert that explores the power of rhythm. This spellbinding group promises an evening of soul-stirring compositions, where a kaleidoscope of rhythms and South Indian melodies converge in harmonious resonance.
SS Forum: Lisa Young
Thu Sept 28 | 7:30 | $15-$20
The recent election in Alberta saw the United Conservative Party return with a majority. Premier Danielle Smith is moving the province further to the right, while seeking much greater autonomy within Confederation. Professor Lisa Young, a distinguished political scientist and prolific public commentator, is the best person in Canada to help us understand these developments.