Vancouver, B.C. ‒ For its second year, “Salt Spring in the City” – a unique blend of village market meets art show – returns to Vancouver March 27 to 29th to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St @ 15th). Last year’s event attracted over 30 vendors, several thousand visitors and raised $3,500 to feed people in need in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver with the SaveOn Meats Token Program.
Visitors to Vancouverʼs Heritage Hall will get to experience food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and crafts, and a sense of nostalgia for the West Coastʼs homesteading, handcrafted bohemian heritage. Voted one of the “Worldʼs Best Islands” by Condé Nast Traveller and “Canadaʼs 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 Islandʼs entrepreneurs and artisans. At this now-annual fair-atmosphere event, Vancouverites get to discover the wares of woodworkers, designers, jewellers and potters, artisanal cheese-makers and preservers, weavers and painters, artists and foodies.
Admission is $3 for adults, and $1 for kids — with partial proceeds going to Save-On-Meatsʼ Sandwich Token Program. Doors open on Friday, March 27, 4:00-9:00PM, Saturday, March 28, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, and on Sunday, March 29, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
Visitors will be transported into a bohemian haven, and continue to dream of roadside chickens, meandering sheep, organic farms, and gorgeous sunsets ‒ long after they’ve returned to their real-world City of Glass.
For information please visit saltspringinthecity.com