Arts around Alberni: from hours new to saying I do

The who, what, where, when, why and how from Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Extended hours at Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre and Gallery will have special extended hours for Saturday, Aug. 4, Homecoming Weekend; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join in on the excitement with four local artists in the gallery and grounds showcasing art demos from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet Edith Haack, weaving; Joan Ackerman, watercolour; Dorothy Nicholson, watercolours and pastels; and Meghann Rader, collage and acrylics.

Three terrace teas remain

Only three summer Teas on the Terrace are left. Seating is limited, so book a seat now for this summer favourite.

Enjoy the beautiful gardens with friends, tasty treats, wonderful music and the costumes of the Centennial Belles.

Tea on the Terrace runs every Thursday until Aug. 23. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $10. Price includes tea, light lunch and musical entertainment from 1–3 p.m.

In case of rain the teas will be held at Char’s Landing.

Musical lineup for the remainder of the summer includes:

Aug. 9 – Classical Tub.

Aug. 16 – Old Time Fiddlers

Aug. 23– The Travelers: Paul Kurucz & his daughters.

Indulge in summer art

There are three weeks left for the summer art programs at the Rollin Art Centre, engaging children ages five to eight years old. Each week is a different theme so call now and book your spot.

The programs run Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and are $20 per week.

Aug. 7-10: Under the Sea Adventures

Aug. 14-17: Dinosaurs-The Great Reptiles

Aug. 21-24: Space-The Final Frontier.

Centennial Inspirations

Meet the artists for a wrap-up reception of our Centennial Inspirations exhibit. This will be your last chance to wander the gallery and view this unique exhibit showcasing local artists at the Rollin Art Centre.

The artists will be on hand Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1–3 p.m.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and admission is free.

To market,to art market

Every Saturday in August from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Rollin Art Centre will be having an artisans’ market in the garden. Add a lovely stroll through the gardens while watching artists create.

Say ‘I do’ in Rollin gardens

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion. Are you planning a summer wedding?  The Rollin Art Centre Garden has openings available.

Please call 250-724-3412 for more Information.

The gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

 

* Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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