‘Tofino Cedars’ by Dietrich Schlackl is part of his exhibit starting April 7 at the Rollin Art Centre.

See ‘For the Love of Painting’

A new arts exhibit, book sale and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Rollin Art Centre’s next art exhibit begins April 7 and will run until May 2. Mark your calendars for another beautiful art exhibit, featuring retired art teacher, Dietrich Schlackl.

Schlackl will be showcasing his oil-on-canvas and watercolours, themed family and community. The title for this exhibit is, “For the Love of Painting”.

Join us in the art gallery on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3 p.m., for refreshments and to meet Schlackl and talk about his love of painting.

Book sale coming soon

The Rollin Art Centre’s annual giant book sale takes place over two days, Friday, May 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are in great need of all your gently used books, as donations are low. Please help support this wonderful fundraiser for the Community Arts Council and the Rollin Art Centre by dropping off all your “like new” books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles.

Our donation box is located at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3061 Eighth Ave.

Tickets on sale for studio tour

A wonderful weekend of art and culture is in store for art lovers on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 with the purchase of a ticket for 2015 Days with the Arts.

More than 20 artists’ studios and public venues will be open to guests from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. More than 50 artists will be featured at these locations.

One-day tickets are available for $15 or $20 for two full days.  The purchase of your ticket, a weekend wristband or single day ribbon, includes admission to venues, opportunities to win major or studio prizes, and a map showing locations.

Check out the windows at the former Zeller’s building—now a Coulson building—on upper Third Avenue for a sneak preview of some of the featured artists.

Strut your stuff at the Rollin

The Rollin Art centre is currently accepting applications from any visual artists and artist groups to submit an application to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2016 calendar year.

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

For more information please call 250-724-3412.

Jukebox faves for spring

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents “Jukebox Favourites”, their upcoming spring concert, April 26, 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 available at the door or at  Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Echo Centre, SalmonBerry’s Emporium and Blue Fish Gallery.

Special guest, Anna Lewis on fiddle, featuring Dennis Olson on guitar. For more information please call Sylvia at 250-723-7185.

Tsunami Hawgs fundraiser

The inaugural Tsunami Hawgs Bike Fest will take place July 25 on upper Third Avenue. This is a new endeavour for the Port Alberni Shelter Society, which is seeking unique vendors to take part in this year’s event. For info go online to tsunamihawgs.ca.

Timbre! Choir’s got rhythm

Timbre! Choir presents “We Got Rhythm We Got Music. Who could ask for anything more?

Tickets are now on sale at Rollin Art Centre (cash only), Echo Centre, Salmonberry’s, Finishing Touches, choir members and at the door, if available.

Adults and seniors $15; children $5, sponsored by the Port Alberni Orchestra and Chorus Society.


Melissa Martin is the Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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