The Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ARTS AROUND: Rollin Art Centre announces summer closure

Gallery will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 8

MELISSA MARTIN

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Rollin Art Centre is currently closed for its annual summer closure, but will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..

The Rollin Art Centre will be following COVID-19 safety protocols, including no admittance without a face mask, hand sanitizing, limited number of patrons and directional signage. Please enter through the upstairs landing. It has been a long time, and we miss all our patrons. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

DONATE BOTTLE RETURNS

Here is an easy way to help with much needed funds for the Rollin Art Centre: donate all your empty bottles at our local bottle depot (3533 Fourth Avenue).

When you return your bottles, our account is #E100093. Mention you are donating to the Community Arts Council. Yes, it’s just that easy.

How it works:

1. Put your containers in clear plastic bags (no sorting needed).

2. At the Express Depot, use our phone number (250-724-3412) to log in at the kiosk and print your bag labels. Remember one label per bag.

3. Put a label on each of your bags and drop them off.

Tell all your friends and families, as this is a great way to help us support local art and help to maintain a vibrant arts community.

TOGETHER

The current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre features five local artists who collaborated over the past few months to create a truly spectacular show.

This exciting exhibit touches upon significant social issues and features First Nations paintings, surfboard designs, carved river otters, drawings, cedar paddles and so much more.

ANNUAL BOOK SALE

The news is out – we have a new venue for this year’s annual giant book sale! We need your help, especially this year, to help raise much-needed funds!

Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 6 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 7 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), when the Community Arts Council will be holding its biggest fundraiser of the year, with our annual giant book sale at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

This year promises to be the best year yet, with thousands of wonderful books and all the space we will have to spread out for more selections.

Due to all the generous amount of book donations, we will no longer be accepting book donations for this year’s book sale. Please keep them until 2021. Thank you again for your continued support.

CHAR’S PRESENTS ZOOM

Second and last Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. (virtual doors 6:30 p.m.) virtual Alberni Valley Words on Fire.

All tickets are available online through www.sidedooraccess.com or call 250-730-1636 to charge by phone or etransfer “event date and email address” to info@charslanding.com. Guests will receive the Zoom event link by email.

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. Email: communityarts@shaw.ca.

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