5 “must do & must sees” on Salt Spring Island
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…is a community arts organization serving residents of Salt Spring Island and the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Salt Spring is known around the globe for its arts tourism, and diverse and talented artists.
We are dedicated to fostering and promoting interest in sailing and cruising in the waters off the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada, and to develop seamanship and a knowledge of navigation.
“It’s the Homespun Guarantee.”
Vendors must “make it, bake it, or grow it” themselves, and all products must be “vendor produced and sold”. These simple mandates are the essence of our market. Visitors are treated to local creations stemming from Salt Spring’s unique brand of “island ingenuity“. Highest caliber creativity and production standards make Salt Spring Island home to the greatest collection of artists in Canada.
We are passionate about serving delicious, wholesome food prepared from scratch. Our cafe is located in the heritage cottage next to Mouat’s in the heart of Ganges village on beautiful Salt Spring Island. The building itself was built in the 1920s and has a long and diverse history which includes being the site of the first electrical generating station on the island and later as a home for one of the Mouat family’s favorite aunts, Margaret. It’s even been a smoke house, crystal shop and music school.
Our Mission: to produce jazz concerts and workshops, meaning jazz in the broadest sense, including blues, Latin and world music, on Salt Spring Island. Our purpose is to provide a platform for local and visiting artists that will nurture the local musical community and promote these genres of music on our island, reaching audiences of all ages and backgrounds.