A piece of artwork by a high school student. This exhibit will run from March 8-29 at the Rollin Art Centre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Museum director will discuss artifacts, permanent pieces at AGM

The Community Arts Council will be holding their annual general meeting tonight

Join us tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 28) at the Alberni Valley Museum for the Community Arts Council’s annual general meeting. We are looking for a dedicated group of individuals to join our board of directors to help grow the arts in our community.

Jamie Morton will be our guest speaker, discussing museum artifacts and permanent pieces. The meeting is at 7 p.m.


Join us Friday, Mar. 2 with your family and friends for our Family Friendly FUNdraiser at the Blue Marlin Inn (5022 Johnston Rd). From 5-8 p.m., join us for an evening of burgers, beer or soda while helping to support the grounds and upkeep at the Rollin Art Centre.

This event is kid friendly. It is important, as we are raising much-needed funds to help maintain the Rollin Art Centre. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $15.


The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre begins Saturday, Mar. 3 with a very talented group of young artists displaying all original art work. This amazing exhibit will run until March 29.

Join us in the gallery on Saturday, Mar. 10 from 1-3 p.m. for an opportunity to meet and support these amazing young artists.


Learn how to make a fabric collage, using scrap fabrics to create unlimited designs and shapes. No rules here!

Instructor Cynthia Bonesky will be at the Athletic Hall on April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration at the Rollin Art Centre, cost is $125 for the two-day workshop.


Drop off all your gently used books for our annual book sale at the Rollin Art Centre. We will accept pocketbooks, hardcover books, table books, puzzles, games and CD and DVD. We cannot take ANY textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest. Please drop off all donations just inside the main door just under the staircase, in the big wooden box. We appreciate all your donations. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 p.m. 3061-8th Ave or call 250-724-3412.


The Rollin Art Centre is now accepting applications from all visual artists and artist groups to apply to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2019 calendar year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or on our website. Deadline is April 30, 2018.


June 15 and 16 is our third annual Solstice Arts Festival, when the city will come together to celebrate art, music, culture and heritage. The Rollin Art Centre is looking for any interested artists to be included in this year’s Solstice Arts Festival. Two options are available: table rentals at the Rollin Arts Centre for $60, or, if you have a gallery or studio, inclusion on our Days with the Arts self-guided tour for $45. For more details, contact the Rollin Art Centre or drop by today to register.


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m., Talk – Gardening for Life, the Biodynamic Way with Gary & Louis Swann, Leda Farm

Thursday, Mar. 1, 7-9 p.m., Own the Stage – Amateur Musicians Perform Country/Bluegrass/Folk

Friday, Mar. 2, 5-9 p.m., Heather Costerton on Cruise Ship leave – Piano Lounge Entertainer

Saturday, Mar. 3, 8-11 p.m., Concert/Dance – Mystic Groove Collective & Art Rave Alberni

Sunday, Mar. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Concert – John Pippus & Ecole Alberni Elementary Choir

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.


A piece of artwork by a high school student. This exhibit will run from March 8-29 at the Rollin Art Centre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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