Arts Around: West Coast inspired exhibit hits Rollin

New Rollin exhibit, community colouring book, Solstice Festival and more on this week's community art scene

Featured artist, Ariane Terez, is a local painter with a flair for the West Coast. Her exhibit, Facing West, captures Terez’s love of the West Coast with dramatic colour and movement. From sweeping cedars to rolling waves crashing against the rocks, this showcase is an art exhibit you won’t want to miss seeing. This art exhibit opened last week and will run through March 3.

Colouring books

We are very excited to present a project/fundraiser we have been working on for a few months: a community colouring book. This book, titled “Discovering the Valley,” is filled with many landmarks of the Valley, all drawn by local artists. The cost is $20. A huge thank you to all the artists who submitted to this project. Stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your copy.


Join us for an evening at the Alberni Valley Museum for the Community Arts Council’s AGM on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

Theresa Kingston who will be talking about arts, culture and heritage in the Alberni Valley.

If you are a patron of the arts or an artist and would like to be involved with a non-profit community arts organization, join us for the evening. Everyone welcome.

Art members

It’s important to know that when you take out a membership with the Community Arts Council you are helping to guarantee our future and allowing us to continue on with our mandate “to help advocacy for the arts, for arts organizations and those working in the arts.”

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $22 for a family. As we are a non-profit organization we rely on the support of art patrons like you.

Solstice Festival

Join us for our second annual Solstice Arts Festival-Days with the Arts on June 16-17.

We are looking for artists and artisans who would like to display and sell their artwork on the grounds at the Rollin Art centre.

Table rentals are $60 for the two-day event.

For more information call us at 250-724-3412 and sign up today. Tables are limited.

Call to artists

The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists and artist groups to submit an application to exhibit their work in our fine arts gallery during the 2018 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website.


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