Arts around Alberni: from Rollin summer to everything funner

Rollin Art Centre's Melissa Martin has the who, what, where, when, why and how of Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

Summer rolls on at Rollin

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

Programs are $20, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Mornings: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages five and six.

Afternoons: 1–3 p.m. for ages seven and eight. Call 250-724-3412.

July 31-Aug. 3: Yo Ho Yo Ho – A Pirates Life for Me.

Aug. 7-10: Under the Sea Adventures

Aug. 14-17: Dinosaurs-The Great Reptiles

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

Teas continue on terrace

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful Rollin Art Centre gardens with friends, tasty treats, wonderful music and the costumes of the Centennial Belles.

Tea on the Terrace runs every Thursday until Aug. 23, and with only four teas left you won’t want to miss one.

Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $10. Price includes tea, light lunch and musical entertainment from 1–3 p.m.  The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

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

Musical lineup for the remainder of the summer includes:

Aug. 2 – Yvonne Gibbon.

Aug. 9 – Classical Tub; Aug. 16 – Old Time Fiddlers; Aug. 23– The Travelers: Paul Kurucz and his daughters.

PASSPORT TO CENTENNIAL EXHIBITS

You don’t need to apply to get these passports! Pick up a passport at the Rollin Art Centre, Museum, Maritime Museum or the Tourist Information centre and embark on a journey of discovery as you celebrate Port Alberni’s Centennial.

Explore three special Centennial Exhibits:

Centennial Inspirations at the Rollin Art Centre

Twin Cities Turn 100 at the Alberni Valley Museum

Port Alberni Harbour-1912 at the Maritime Discovery Centre

Have your passports stamped along the way, when you have all three stamps hand in your passport to receive a Centennial Pin.

Centennial farewell

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

Saturday Aug. 11 from 1–3 p.m. the artists will be on hand in the gallery.

This exhibit is worthwhile viewing for the entire family and will run only to Aug. 15.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this one of a kind show. The Gallery is located at the corner of 8th and Argyle. Wheelchair accessible and admission is free.

ARTISAN’S MARKET

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Rollin Art Centre will be having an Artisan’s Market in the garden. Add a lovely stroll through the gardens while watching the artists create those one of a kind pieces or just stop by to chat with the artists themselves.  Market runs all summer for the months of July and August. If you are interest in renting a table please call Melissa for more info at 250-724-3412.

WEDDINGS

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful back drop for any special occasion and perfect for that summer wedding. Are you planning a summer wedding?  The Rollin Art Centre Garden, on the corner of 8th Ave. and Argyle St. has openings in August.  Call 250-724-3412 for more Information.

 

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

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