On location at Hastings House 'Council of Elders' by Michael Dennis
Salt Spring Artisans Return to Vancouver
A Piece of Bohemia Comes to Vancouver March 4 to 6th.
For its third year, Salt Spring in the City – a kind of village market meets art show – returns to Vancouver March 4 to 6th to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Visitors to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall will get to experience food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and crafts, and a sense of nostalgia for the West Coast’s homesteading, handcrafted bohemian heritage.
Voted one of the “World’s Best Islands” by Condé Nast Traveller and “Canada’s Coolest Island” by the Washington Post, Salt Spring is an artist colony of only 10,000 people situated off the coast of Vancouver, accessible by float plane and ferry.
Despite its modest population – or perhaps because of it – the Island is home to Emmy and Oscar winners, best-selling authors, and internationally-recognized actors and recording artists.
This pool of world-class talent, nurtured by a green, pastoral paradise of forests, beaches and wineries, serves as inspiration for the Island’s entrepreneurs and artisans. At this now-annual fair-atmosphere event, Vancouverites get to discover the wares of woodworkers, designers, jewellers and potters, artisanal cheesemakers and preservers, weavers and painters, artists and foodies.
Admission is $4 for adults, and kids 13 and under are free.
After which, visitors will return to their real-world City of Glass, and dream of roadside chickens, meandering sheep, and maybe a yoga studio behind the farm.
Salt Spring in the City will take over Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) on Friday, March 4, 4:00-9:00PM, Saturday, March 5, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and on Sunday, March 6, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.
*The first 25 people through the door everyday will get an awesome gift bag filled with Salt Spring Island goodies.