Arts Around Alberni: selling banners to a class that matters

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Mistletoe Market begins at the Rollin Art Centre on Nov. 20 and runs until Dec. 22. Don’t miss this transformation of the gallery into a winter wonderland of treasures.

Items include creative woodwork, glass art, old fashioned Christmas décor, jewellery, fabric art, cards, teddy bears, knitted goods, photography, soaps, lotions, ornaments galore and much more.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Rollin Art Centre is located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue.

Christmas at McLean Mill

McLean Mill’s Christmas craft fair and festival of lights will run over two weekends this year. Crafters, hayrides, pictures with Santa and much more.

The village will be open Friday, Nov. 23 from 4–8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25 from  11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Light up your heART Dec. 1

Rollin Art Centre, in conjunction with the Rotary Arts District’s “Light up your heART” event, will kick off a new annual festival Dec. 1 at the Rollin Art Centre.

“Celebration of Light”; luminaries and paper lantern sculptures, is the theme of this magical event.

Calling all artisans and crafters: tables are still available for rental under the tent during this event. If interested, please call Melissa at 250-724-3412 for more info.

2012 banners up for sale

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2012, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25.

Located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street, the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Char’s Landing a busy place

• Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m., The New Groovement – Funk-hip-hop dance.

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., gallery open with artist Richard Skipp studio.

Call 250-730-1636 to reserve your tickets.

Check out Draw Gallery class

A Redux Group exhibit, entitled Life-In-Motion features works by gallery artists from Dec. 6–29.

This is an exhibit of works-in-progress from the Drawing Room. Visit the gallery at 4529 Melrose (by Eighth Avenue). Hours are Thursday to Saturday from 12 –5 p.m.

Life drawing classes run through Nov. 28. Call Astrid at 250-724-2056 for more info and to reserve a spot for Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 6– 8 p.m.

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

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