Mistletoe Market’s back at the Rollin Art Centre

Port Alberni art gallery extends hours for Christmas season, keeps garden of luminaires open too.

The annual Mistletoe Market is set up at Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni

Enjoy a holiday experience at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery you and your families won’t want to miss. The Mistletoe Market is back and worth the visit to the transformed gallery and gardens at the Rollin Art Centre.

Come stroll the magically decorated gardens then pop upstairs to the gallery and visit Mistletoe Market. The market has something locally made for everyone on your list: pottery, jewellery, scarves, photographs, original paintings, glass works, quilted stockings, holiday cards, ornaments and wall hangings, to name a few.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. We are also wheelchair accessible.

Members’ days at Rollin

The Community Arts Council is holding its annual members appreciation day with two days of savings at the Rollin Art Centre.

If you are a current member, join us in the gallery on Thursday, Dec. 10  from 7–9 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 11 (Open late, until 8 p.m.) to receive 20 per cent off all items in the gift shop and gallery, excluding ticket sales. This is also a great time to renew your 2016 membership, don’t forget!

Gallery hours extended

The Rollin Art centre and decorated grounds will remain open late on Fridays, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, until 8 p.m.

The beautifully decorated grounds are open and the Mistletoe Market upstairs in the gallery too.

The market will be up until Dec. 23.

Char’s gets busy


Char’s Landing and Public House on Argyle Street is busy every night on weekends.

Fridays… 8-11 pm, Disco Dance Social Fridays – TGIF-LGBT-PIPA hosted by Don Tecson

Sundays… 7-8:30 pm, Motown Dance Social Sundays – Great Escape – classic rock, country & Motown

Sat, Dec 12 – 8-10 pm, Concert – “Homeless” Harold Anderson + Eugene Smith – Rock for the Folk People

Sat, Dec 19 – 8-10 pm, Christmas Concert – Beth Marie Anderson – jazz/country/traditional

Wed, Dec 16 – 7-9 pm, Potluck + Working Social – Alberni Valley Transition Town Society

Thu, Dec 17 – 6:30,7-9 pm, Potluck + Dance – Line Dancing with Linda Ross (3rd Thursday of each month)

Fri, Dec 18 – TBA, Potluck + Disco Dance Social Fridays – TGIF-LGBT-PIPA hosted by Don Tecson

Mon, Dec 21 – 7-9 pm, Potluck + Lounge Music – Port Alberni’s own Mohr Masala rehearsals

Thu, Dec 24 – 5:30-7 pm, Social – Christmas Eve! – stop by to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!

Fri, Dec 25 – 5:30-7 pm, Social – Merry Christmas! – stop by to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!

Sat, Dec 26 – 5:30-7 pm, Social – Boxing Day! – stop by after sales shopping.

Thu, Dec 31 – 5:30-12 mid, Social – Happy New Year’s Eve! – We’ll watch the ball drop at 9 p.m. with New York and again at our midnight.

Fri, Jan 1 – 5:30-7 pm, Social – Happy New Year’s Day! – stop by to wish one and all a Happy New Year !


Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council at the Rollin Art Centre.


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