The Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre is happening until Dec. 23. Visit the market from Tuesday to Saturday

The Mistletoe Market at the Rollin Art Centre is happening until Dec. 23. Visit the market from Tuesday to Saturday

Arts Around: Rollin hosts members’ appreciation days

Rollin Art Centre extended hours, Mistletoe Market, Char's concerts and more on the Alberni Valley arts scene.

The Community Arts Council is holding their annual members’ appreciation day with two days of savings.

If you are a current member, visit the Rollin Art Centre 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 the Community Arts Council website with three samples of your work, a short bio and a link to your own website.

Extended hours

The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Friday, Dec. 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in Mistletoe Market.

Mistletoe market

The perfect gift for that someone special on your list awaits you at the Rollin Art Centre with over 150 local artisans showcasing their artwork.

Items included are glass works, acrylic paintings, Christmas cards, wooden items, 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.  Late night hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and 16.

The Mistletoe Market will be on until Dec. 23.

Musical memories

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents Musical Memories, celebrating 80 years at the Capitol Theatre, at the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 16, 17, 30 and Jan. 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14.

Advanced Tickets are $20 and available at the Rollin Art Centre, Capitol Theatre box office and online.

Classical concerts

A Classical Concert Series begins Feb. 12 at Char’s Landing with the Bergmann Piano Duo.

The second concert will feature the Borealis String Quartet on April 9 and the third musica intima on May 14.

Concerts take place on Sundays at 2:30 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.

DRAW Gallery

Sketches from Life” is the title of the sixth annual life drawing exhibit at DRAW Gallery from Dec. 8 to 23 with a meet and greet artist reception on Friday, Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

DRAW Gallery is located online and on location at the corner of Melrose Street and Eighth Avenue.

The gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 12 – 5 p.m. and by appointment or www.drawgallery.com.  Call 250-724-2056.

Char’s Landing

Char’s Landing concerts:

Thursday, Dec 8 from 7-9 p.m. is the Gord Phillips concert – folk/rockabilly.

Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6-10:30 p.m. is the holiday potluck and dance –golden oldies and country.

Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to late is the Christmas party – P.I.P.A. and Friends – potluck and karaoke.

 

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

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