Arts around Alberni: from books to fashion looks

The who, what, where, when and how of Port Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Word of thanks for book sale

The Community Arts Council would like to give a huge thank you to all the many volunteers who helped make this year’s book sale at Echo Centre so successful.

To the community of Port Alberni, thank you for continuing to support the Rollin Art Centre and the Community Arts Council.

Without the support of our community and all our volunteers, this annual event would not have been so prosperous.

See you next year!

Seniors week at the Rollin

Seniors are welcome at the Rollin Art Centre during “Seniors Week”, June 5–8. Drop in to the Rollin Art Centre at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue and receive 10 per cent off everything in our gift shop. Tour our beautiful gardens in all their colourful glory and don’t miss the current photography exhibit in the gallery.

Fashion across the century

Come join us on the terrace for an enjoyable Centennial Fashion Show on Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m. A tea reception will follow.

This event is a fundraiser for the Rollin Art Centre to provide funding for children’s art programs.

The fashion show will take place outside on the terrace with fashions designed and created by the Centennial Costume Committee, with musical guests, Phil’s Harmonics.

Tickets are $10 each, seating is limited. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Register now for banners

The deadline to register for the Arrowsmith Rotary Club Banner Program is this Friday, May 18.

Don’t miss the opportunity to help splash some colour in our community.

Children, adults and schools can partake in this great community event. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre Tuesday – Saturday 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Painting is planned for May 24–27 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

Tickets available

• Portal Players presents Greater Tuna, May 24, 25 & 26, June 1 & 2,Tickets, $15 adults, $13 seniors/students.

• Rollin Art Centre’s 1912 Centennial Fashion Show, Saturday June 9 at 1 p.m., Tickets $10 each.

• Heather Keizur, Saturday June 30, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $22 each.

• Alberni Valley Centennial Garden Tour, Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $12 seniors.

Garden tour returns

The Community Arts Council presents their Alberni Valley Self-Guided Garden Tour on Sunday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the selection of 10 gardens in the Valley, including three at Sproat Lake. Watch for artists in some of the gardens.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and available at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas already?

The AV Craft Fair Association has a few tables left for Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair at the Athletic Hall.

With more than 60 booths of artists and crafters, help celebrate 38 years in the Valley.

Fair takes place Nov. 9–11. Book by June 30 to ensure your spot.

Tables are $75 for all three days. After June 30 the price is $90. Please call Hanna at 250-723-6653 or Harriet at 250-723-6846 for more info.

Rollin needs volunteers

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for helpers in the Gift Shop and Gardens. If you are interested in volunteering some time, please see Melissa at the gallery.

The Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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