ARTS AROUND: Last week for Mistletoe Market at Port Alberni gallery

Mistletoe Market is a showcase for more than 75 local artists, artisans and crafters

MELISSA MARTIN

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Looking for last minute gifts for that special someone? Mistletoe Market is open until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.

Visit Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre, where you will find hundreds of gift items for all your shopping needs. The market is a showcase for more than 75 local artists, artisans and crafters. You will find something for everyone on your list: pottery, jewellery, scarves, photographs, original paintings, glass works, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and much more!

The gallery is located at the corner of Argyle Street and 8th Avenue. We are also wheelchair accessible.

HOLIDAY EXTENDED HOURS

The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Friday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. for you to wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in our gift shop and gallery.

ANNUAL WINTER CLOSURE

The Rollin Art Centre will be closed for its annual winter closure from Dec. 22 to Jan. 8 at 11 a.m.

CANADA’S MASTER ILLUSIONIST

What a great Christmas gift!

Help us to raise funds for the gardens and grounds of the Rollin Art Centre with a family friendly fundraiser on Jan. 12, 2019.

Canada’s Master Illusionists, Murray Hatfield and Teresa, don’t just do magic, they are magic! Combining breath-taking magic, interactive comedy and some of the newest, most exciting and most up-to-date stage illusions, they bring an evening of exceptional entertainment that is completely unique and world-class.

The show is on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. All tickets are $30 and available at the Rollin Art Centre, or you can purchase online at https://rollin2019.brownpapertickets.com.

THREE FELTING WORKSHOPS

For the first time, artist Gittan Klemetsrud is offering three felting workshops.

These workshops will teach the traditional and the contemporary techniques of felting. Express yourself through colour, texture and design, while creating one-of-a-kind items. These workshops are an excellent introduction into the world of felt and other fibres.

1.) Scarf Workshop – Feb. 16 and 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $330 + materials.

2.) Bowl/Lantern Workshop – Feb. 19 and 20, 5 – 9 p.m., $150 + materials.

3.) Handbag Workshop – Feb. 23 and 24, 10 – 4 p.m., $270 + materials.

*Register for all three workshops and receive a 30 percent discount. Call 250-724-3412 to register today. Space is limited to only seven spots per workshop.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Advanced tickets available at Char’s Landing or the Rollin Art Centre.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., A night with Wildergreen; Out of the woods

Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m., AV Words on Fire! On Fireside Featuring: ‘Tweets from the Trenches’

Friday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m., Las Divas Intimate and Original

Saturday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m., Las Divas ‘Drink Outside the Box’ Dance Party

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.

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