The CRD provides annual funding to Salt Spring Island Arts to contribute towards the ArtSpring Theatre and Salt Spring Arts. Salt Spring Island has a lively and dedicated arts scene; a main hub of this scene is ArtSpring, run by the Island Arts Centre Society.

ArtSpring is a 12,000-square-foot structure which houses an exhibition/multi-purpose area and a 265-seat theatre. The centre is often rented by local professionals, amateurs, school groups, guilds and visual artists. Events presented by ArtSpring are chosen to complement, enhance and diversify what is already available through local arts organizations. Activities and performances include music, dance, theatre, spoken word, readings, visual arts shows and a variety of classes.

The CRD owns the land that ArtSpring is situated on and there is a license of occupation with the Arts Centre Society.