Arts around Alberni: from centennial tea to kids with glee

A sprinkle of this and a smattering of that from Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Old-fashioned centennial tea

Tickets are still available for the Community Arts Council’s Centennial Fashion show, taking place Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre.

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

The fashion show will feature fashions designed and created by the centennial costume committee, and will take place outside on the terrace. Musical guests are Phil’s Harmonics.

In case of rain, the event will be moved inside to Char’s Landing, the old church on Argyle Street at Fourth Avenue.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Rollin Art Centre.

Centennial Inspirations

Centennial Inspirations is the title of the next exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre, showcasing 30 artists.

This exhibit is unique as each artist randomly selected a photograph, taken from 1912, in Port Alberni. These photographs were their inspirations and each artist’s unique style comes out in this exhibit.

The exhibit opens Saturday, June 16. Meet the artists from 1–3 p.m. at the gallery.

Glee-ful sounds of kids’ theatre

The Capitol Glee Kids are working hard towards their year-end show, “Sounds of Glee”, June 10.

They are happy to announce the continuation of this program for September 2012 to June 2013. There is no audition required; children between the ages of four and 16 years who are either musically inclined or just love to sing and dance should check out the Capitol Glee and Wee Glee programs.

Please call Janet Schlackl at 250-724-6008 for more info.

Garden tour returns in 2012

The Community Arts Council presents the biennial 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 and $12 for seniors and are available at the Rollin Art Centre, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Rollin box office

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

2. MacKenzie School of Dance, adults $10, seniors and youth (five to 18 years) $8, kids under five admitted for free.

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

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

Saturday art in the garden

The Rollin Art Centre will be having an Artisan’s Market in the garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout July and August. If you are interested in renting a table, please call Melissa for more info at 250-724-3412.

Wedded bliss at the Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful back-drop for any special occasion and perfect for a summer wedding. There are still some openings in July for the garden.

Please call 250-724-3412 for more Information.


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

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