Mistletoe Market runs at the Rollin Art Centre until Dec. 22. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mistletoe Market runs at the Rollin Art Centre until Dec. 22. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Join Community Arts Membership Day in Port Alberni

Thursday and Friday are membership appreciation days at the Rollin Art Centre

Join us for holiday treats and hot apple cider to help celebrate members of the Community Arts Council and receive 20% off everything in the gallery and gift shop (excluding tickets).

This Thursday, Dec. 7 (11- 4 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 8 (open late, until 8 p.m.) are Membership Appreciation days, and if you are a current member, or thinking of joining, this is a great opportunity to help support local ART in the community.

This is also a great time to renew your 2018 membership, don’t forget!

MISTLETOE MARKET

Mistletoe Market is on for the entire month of December at the Rollin Art Centre.

Stroll the magically lit gardens, then visit the gallery where at Mistletoe Market you will find hundreds of gift items for that one-of-a-kind gift. All locally made, the market has something for everyone on your list: soaps, pottery, felting, carved records, jewellery, scarves, photographs, paintings, etched glass, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and wall hangings, to name a few.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at the corner of Argyle and 8th Ave. We are also wheelchair accessible.

HOLIDAY EXTENDED HOURS

The Rollin Art Centre and decorated grounds will remain open late, Friday, Dec. 1, Friday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. for you to wander the beautifully decorated grounds and enjoy some holiday shopping in our gift shop and gallery.

Mistletoe Market will be on until Dec. 22.

TIMBRE! THANKS YOU!

Timbre! Choir would like to thank all the groups, businesses and audiences that have supported them for 45 years. Few communities are as fortunate as the Alberni Valley to have been able to sustain a choir of this quality for this length of time.

Please come and join the choir on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 pm at ADSS for “Now The Bells Ring,” which will be a wonderful Christmas musical journey.

Tickets are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre, Finishing Touches, Salmonberry’s and from choir members. Tickets are $20 for Seniors/Adults and $5 for Students (under 18) and Children.

Please come early and enjoy the AV Community Band in the lobby prior to the concert. Be sure and purchase a raffle ticket from the Community Arts Council for their magnificent Christmas baskets.

CHAR’S LANDING CONCERTS

Thursday, Dec 7, 7-9 p.m., Ryan McMahon Solo of Lion Bear Fox

Saturday, Dec 9, 8-10 p.m., Belle Miners back from their 4th Australian Tour

Tuesday, Dec 12, 7-9 p.m., Tal Bachman with BMI’s Song of the Year “She’s So High”

Thursday, Dec 14, 7-9 p.m., Mike Demers Solo of the Roy Orbison Tribute

Sunday, Dec 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Matinee – Beth Marie Anderson, “A Christmas Concert” – 10 city album release tour

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

DRAW GALLERY

Draw Gallery presents LIVING PROOF – the 6th annual Life Drawing Exhibit, Dec. 7–22; the essential sketches of gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more.

An artist’s reception will take place Friday, Dec. 15 from 6-8 p.m. This month’s featured artists are the explorer spirits of our Life Drawing workshop. With more than 30 years of combined experience in portrait drawing, these courageous artists are allowing their works-in-progress to be viewed unaltered and unfinished.

The gallery is open Thursday and Friday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment. Corner of Melrose & 8th Avenue. 250-724-2056, www.drawgallery.com/

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

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