The dog days of summer are upon us in August, but there is always plenty of news to share, starting with the results of July’s Treasure Fair. With a goal of raising $55,000, we are so pleased to announce a record-breaking total of $67,346, making it the most successful Treasure Fair in our 23 year history of hosting the fundraising event. The Fugitives’ concert was also a well attended toe-tapping event. 

Thank you to over 140 individual and corporate donors, all the bidders, and the organizing committee and volunteers. A massive cheer for committee lead Catherine Griffiths and her dedicated team, and a special thank you to Robert Steinbach of Country Grocer who organized donations for a $1500 BBQ and a $400 tent, along with gift cards and baskets from CG Pharmacy, Harvest Moon Cannabis, and Upper Ganges Liquor Store.


We are also proud to announce ArtSpring is relaunching a new and improved version of our Theatre Angel Program. Starting with our first red curtain performance on October 1, the commitment is to make 20 seats available for each and every ArtSpring Presents show for a special rate of $15 per ticket. These will be first come, first served and will be offered one week prior to the performance both in the Box Office and by phone. The intent is to remove barriers to encourage and include those who may not have the means, are on a fixed budget, or may not have had previous experience attending. Donors and sponsors who would like to contribute are graciously invited to allocate their giving specifically to the Angel Program and join us in extending the gift of art to everyone.


Don’t forget to purchase or renew your membership as our 25th Anniversary Season 2023/24 Program Brochure will be mailed out in August. Members will be invited to a special Season Launch Preview Gala September 5th, where the line-up will be previewed and tickets go on sale for members only to get first pick of seats before sales go public online Monday September 11.


Finally, make sure you have your say as we reach out for ideas of what to include in our 25th Anniversary celebrations. As always, we thank you for your support in helping us springboard into an exciting new season of arts to enrich, uplift, and connect our community.


With thanks,

Howard R. Jang

Executive & Artistic Director



August 14-18 10am-4pm: Classes, workshops, scene development.
August 19  10am-3pm: Final preparations and public showcase at 2pm.
Register at ArtSpring now for the first annual Salt Spring Youth New Creatives Festival, summer arts festival for youth aged 13-18 on Salt Spring Island. This year’s focus will be playwriting and acting wherethe students will be mentored by acclaimed industry professionals Natalie Meisner, Jeffrey Renn, and Karen Lee White. Tuition is $200. Three bursaries are available. The Salt Spring Youth New Creatives Festival (SSYNC) is a collaboration between SSYNC & Graffiti Theatre, in partnership with ArtSpring.


Connections by League 181 | ArtSpring Lobby

July 18 – August 30 | Tue-Fri 10am-2pm

League 181 members Judith Borbas, Peter Eyles, Don Hodgins, AFCA, Wendy Wickland and Dulcy Wilson present a series of paintings in the ArtSpring Lobby on now through August 30th. Scrubbed and verified leading-edge imagery drives deep creative expression, resulting in an uninhibited team who is fully process-connected — with the past, the present, nature, and each other. (Credit: Don Hodgens)

Photosynthesis Photography Show | ArtSpring Gallery

Aug 23-Sept 4 | 10am-4pm daily | Reception Aug 24 | 5pm to 7:30pm

Photosynthesis mounts its annual fine art photography show Aug 23-Sept 4. Since 2001, this select group of photographers has grown and matured while retaining an eclectic gathering of styles, subject matter, techniques, and visual expression. The leading-edge photography will not disappoint; this is a show that people look forward to each year. This year, the show includes seventeen regular members along with four guest photographers and one student. All participating photographers are residents of Salt Spring Island.