Pool mural project deadline Jan. 15

Pool murals, book donations needed and a new exhibit on the Alberni arts scene.

Pool murals

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley, in collaboration with the city of Port Alberni is looking for artists to design original permanent murals to be installed at Echo Centre Pool for our Phase II project.

Different sized murals will once again cover the walls in the pool area at Echo Aquatic Centre. These murals will be made out of Aluminum Composite Panels. All materials will be supplied. If you are interested please drop by the Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre or call for more details at 250-724-3412. Complete application packages and guidelines are available for pick up at the Rollin Art Centre and Echo Centre. Deadline for all applications is January 15, 2016.


Books for Rollin

The Rollin Art Centre will begin collecting all your book donations, for our annual May fundraiser, beginning Jan. 12, at the Rollin Art Centre. Please drop off all your gently used books in the large book bin under the stairs at the Rollin Art Centre.


Arts council This is a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help support the Community Arts Council, that all memberships will now be renewed in January 2016. If you have not yet  renewed your membership for 2016, pop by the Rollin Art Centre today. The cost is only $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $22 for a family. As we are a non-profit organization we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you.

Next exhibit

The next art exhibit will be something special from local Tseshaht First Nation Chief Hugh Braker. This exiting exhibit showcases a chosen part of his personal collection of items from  his world travels to Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Brazil. Exhibit opens to the public Jan. 20 and will run until Feb. 5. Stop by the gallery Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. to meet Hugh and talk about his adventures.

What’s on at Chars?

• Fridays 8-11 p.m., Disco Dance Social Fridays – TGIF-LGBT-PIPA hosted by Don Tecson

• Sundays 7-8:30 p.m., Motown Dance Social Sundays – Great Escape – classic rock, country & Motown

• Thursday, Dec. 24 , 6-7 p.m., Social – Christmas Eve!

• Friday, Dec 25 , 6-7 pm, Social – Merry Christmas!

• Wednesday, Dec 30, 7-9 p.m., Musicians’ Open Mic – Own the Stage


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

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