Arts Council readies for Days with the Arts

A wonderful weekend of art and culture is in store April 25–26 with the purchase of a ticket for 2015 Days with the Arts.

A wonderful weekend of art and culture is in store April 25–26 with the purchase of a ticket for 2015 Days with the Arts.  Public venues and artist studios will be open to guests from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  You may choose to attend one day or both with ticket prices set at $20 for two full days or $15 for either Saturday or Sunday.

A Days with the Arts wristband or ribbon includes admission to venues, opportunities to win major or studio prizes, and a map showing locations.

Mark your calendars for a chance to enjoy original, local one of a kind art using a great variety of media in lovely settings.

Book donations low this year

The Rollin Art Centre is  accepting  your “like new”  books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for their annual book sale, which takes place on May 8–9.

Please do not drop off library books, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

The Community Arts Council is asking for donations of books in good shape as they are unable to sell books that are not in good condition.

The donation box is located at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3061-Eighth Ave. or call 250-724-3412.

Visions, media merge in show

“Merging Visions” is the title of the current art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre featuring two artists, Kelly Carter and Karen Gamble, which combines photography and pyrography.

This exhibit runs until April 4. The next show will feature paintings by retired art teacher Dietrich Schlackl.

Belles put on fashion show

The Centennial Belles present a two historical fashion shows, “Fashion Fabulous”, Sat. April 11 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Echo Centre.

Fabulous gowns form the Romantic era, the Victorian era, the Edwardian era and the Roaring 20’s. Advanced tickets are available at Rollin Art Centre, Capelli’s Hair Design and Boutique Belles Amies. Tickets are $20 and include refreshments. Partial proceeds to the ADSS breakfast Club and the Read and Feed Program.

What’s on at Char’s Landing

• Fri, Mar 27th, 8-10 p.m., Concert – Greg Simm with Newfoundland’s Dave Panting – Celtic

• Sun, Mar 29th, 1-4 p.m., Federal Green Party Meet ‘N’ Greet candidate Glenn Sollitt.


Melissa Martin is Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council and Rollin Art Centre.