Arts briefs: Days with the Arts coming up

Days with the Arts, banner programs expanding and more on the Alberni arts scene.

Days with Arts passes available

Days With the Arts is the Community Arts Council’s biennial studio tour of the Alberni Valley and it’s coming up quickly: April 25–26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

More than 20 studios and public venues will feature 50 local artists doing their thing. A wrist band for the whole weekend is just $20 and gets you entry into the sites as well as some extras.

A single day wrist band sells for $15. Both are available at the Rollin Art Centre and Echo Centre.

In the meantime, the Coulson building at Third Avenue and Mar features a sneak peek of some of the artists in its display windows.

Banner program thinks expansion

Arrowsmith Rotary and the Rotary Arts District have kicked off the annual art banner program for 2015.

This year they are hoping for more than 80 new banners as they would like to see banners stretching from Eighth Avenue all the way down to Harbour Quay and Centennial Pier.

Register to paint a banner by May 15 (forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre). The cost is just $10 per banner. All equipment and supplies will be provided.

Painting will take place from May 21–25 at the Kinsmen Community Centre on the exhibition grounds.

Words on Fire features poet

Poet Winter Darbey is a featured guest at Words on Fire open mike Thursday, April 30 at Char’s Landing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., words start at 7 p.m. Bring your enthusiasm.