The annual Mistletoe Market has opened at the Rollin Art Centre. Local artisans have provided myriad handcrafted items for the annual Christmas sale. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Biggest Mistletoe Market ever for Rollin Art Centre

Port Alberni Art Centre in the thick of Christmas

More than 75 local artists are showcasing their work at the Rollin Art Centre for Christmas, making this the largest Mistletoe Market ever. Come visit us at the Rollin Art Centre to explore the beautifully lit gardens and enjoy the market on now in the gallery until Dec. 22.

There are hundreds of beautifully handmade gifts, all locally made, from scarves and purses to dish towels, soaps, lotions, scrubs, pottery, felting, carved records, jewellery, laser wood carvings, photographs, paintings, etched glass, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and more. Gallery hours are Tues. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rollin is located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. The building is also wheelchair accessible.

EVENING HOURS WINDING DOWN

The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Come and wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in the gift shop and gallery.

ROLLIN ANNUAL WINTER CLOSURE

The Rollin Art Centre will close on Dec. 23 for our annual winter closure and re-open Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. Happy Holidays!

SAMM MOORE OPENS 2018

Start the new year off on a high note with artwork from talented young artist, Samm Moore. She will be showcasing her collection of pyrography—wood burning—in her first ever, self-titled art exhibit. Mark your calendars as this show is truly amazing. The exhibit runs, Jan. 9 to Feb 2. Meet Moore at the gallery on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1–3 p.m.

ROLLIN BOOK DONATIONS

The Rollin Art Centre will begin taking book donations beginning Feb. 1 for our annual Giant Book Sale in May. Please hang onto your books until that time. The book bin is located on the main floor of the Rollin Art Centre under the stairs.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Thu, Dec. 14, 7-9 pm, Mike Demers Solo of the Roy Orbison Tribute

Sun, Dec. 17, 2:30-4:30 pm, Matinee – Beth Marie Anderson, “a Christmas Concert” – 10 city album release tour

Wed, Dec. 20, 7-9 pm, Micah Barnes “Christmas in New York” – Solo singer entertainer at the piano

Thu, Dec. 21, 7-10 pm, Rock the Landing – Amateur Musicians Perform Pop & Rock

Wed, Dec. 27, 7-9 pm, Lonnie Glass – Fun Post Christmas Night with All the Standards

Thu, Dec. 28, 7-9 pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic & Holiday Potluck

Sun, Dec. 31, 4pm-1am, New Year’s Eve Social – Boardgames, Big Screen TV – Remember, kids welcome

LIVING PROOF AT DRAW GALLERY

DRAW Gallery presents Living Proof, the gallery’s sixth annual life drawing exhibit, until Dec. 22. The exhibit presents essential sketches of gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more. An artist’s reception is planned for Friday, Dec. 15 from 6–8 pm. With more than 30 years of combined experience in portrait drawing, these artists are allowing their works-in-progress to be viewed unaltered and unfinished. DRAW Gallery is located at the corner of Melrose and Eighth Avenue. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.by appointment. FMI: 250-724-2056 or www.drawgallery.com.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre. Call 250-724-3412.

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