The Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre will be on until Dec. 23.

Arts Around: Rollin Art Centre displays holiday spirit

Members' appreciation day, Mistletoe market, Barkley Sounds choir performance and more on the Alberni Valley Arts scene.

Come and check out the festive atmosphere at the Rollin Art Centre to find that perfect gift for that someone special on your list.

With more than 150 local artisans represented, some of the items that will be showcased are acrylic paintings, glass wear, cross stitch, Christmas cards, wooden clocks and bowls, pottery, watercolours, jewelery, stone carvings, fabric art, ornaments, birdhouses and much more.

The Rollin Art Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and late on Dec. 2, 9 and 16.

Come stroll the beautifully decorated grounds then stop in the art gallery–transformed into the Mistletoe Market– and share a glass of apple cider while shopping. Also available is our annual raffle tickets for two Christmas baskets and Intarsia wood piece by Bill Townsend are available. Draw is Dec. 22. The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late Friday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Mistletoe Market will be on until Dec. 23.

Members’ day

The Community Arts Council is holding their annual members’ appreciation day with two days of savings. If you are a current member, join us in the gallery, on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to receive 20 per cent off all items in the gift shop and gallery, excluding ticket sales.

This is also a great time to renew your 2017 membership. New this year is an artist membership, which will include a listing on our website with three samples of your work, a short bio and a link to your own website. For more information, call 250-724-3412.

Barkley Sounds

Coming up Christmas is the theme for the Barkley Sounds Community Choir concert on Dec. 4. As usual the choir, now in its 16th year, teams up with Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra and the Alberni Valley hand bell choir for a concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Salmonberry’s and Echo Centre.

Musical memories

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents, Musical Memories at the Capitol Theatre, celebrating 80 years at the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 16, 17 and 30 and Jan. 6, 8,13  and 14.

Advanced tickets are $20 and available at the Rollin Art Centre, the theatre box office and online.

Gyro show

Gyro Centre will be having a winter show featuring a number of bands; The Body Politic, Lawn Social, Black Sea  Deluge, Forever Frost, Sunnyvale, and Babylon Springfield on Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets are $10 for all ages.

Classical concerts

Subscriptions are still available for the Classical Concert Series beginning Feb. 12 with the Bergmann Piano Duo at Char’s Landing.

The second show will feature the Borealis String Quartet on April 9 and thirdly, musica intima on May 14.

Concerts take place on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

Admission is by series subscription of $100 for all three concerts, no individual concert tickets sold.

The artists and dates listed above are dependent on the sale of 120 subscriptions.

Subscriptions are available at the Rollin Arts Centre, Char’s Landing box office or from committee members.

 

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council call 250-724-3412.

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