Arts around: last call for book donations

This and that from here and there in Alberni's arts and entertainment scene.

The Rollin Art Centre is still looking for artists for its 2015 season. The last call for submissions is April 30.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your own Art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre. We are still accepting applications from visual artists to exhibit their work in our Fine Arts Gallery during the 2015 calendar year.

Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at

Tables open for mill market

The McLean Mill Christmas market will be back again in December, and will feature the return of the popular Light-Up.

The Light-Up will take place for two weekends, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 12-14.

If you are interested in renting a table in the main building or one of the heritage buildings, for one weekend or two, there is still room. Events have been planned along with the train arriving at set times.

For more info or to register for this magical event, stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.

Last call for book donations

The last call for all book donations for the Community Arts Council’s annual sale will be Saturday, May 3. Now is your chance to drop off any gently used books to help the arts council. This year’s book sale will be Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Echo Centre.

Do you hear wedding bells?

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion, family photos and perfect for summer weddings.

If you are planning a summer wedding, call the Rollin Art Centre to reserve your date.  The Rollin Art Centre Garden is located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street. Please call 250-724-3412 for more Information.

It’s city art banner time

Children, adults and schools can partake in this great community event. Once again the Arrowsmith Rotary Club will be sponsoring the  banner program. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre,  Tuesday – Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is May 17. The painting event is planned for May 22-25 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

Timbre! plays Peacemakers

The Peacemakers the title of Timbre! Choir’s final concert of the season to be held Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre.

Please join Timbre!, director Pat Miller and accompanist Danielle Marcinek in this tribute to peace.

Tickets are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Salmonberry’s.  Seniors/Adults – $15 and Students/Children – $5. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Portal Players present…

Portal Players Dramatic Society presents the next performance at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets for Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean are now on sale at the Rollin Art Centre and box office. This performance will run from May 1–17. Tickets: Adults: $15 and Seniors/Students $13 in advance.

Barkley Choir rocks country

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents their annual spring concert, Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Rollin Art Centre, Blue Fish gallery and Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce (cash only).

Char’s Landing lineup

Friday, April 18th, 8-10 p.m., Lonnie Glass w/Brad Hawkes– folk/blues/jazz *NEW*

Sat., April 19th, 8-10 p.m., Mind Map comedic solo show with Wes Lord

Sun., April 20th 2014, 8-10 p.m., Germany’s Omer Klein—jazz pianist

Wed., April 23rd, 8-10 p.m., The Wooden Horseman – electrified folk music

Thurs., Apr 24th, 8-10 p.m., Tower of Song tribute to Leonard Cohen w/Oliver Swain & Glenna Garramone & Corbin Keep

Sat., April 26th, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Princeton Traditional – The Songs and Lives of West Coast Loggers

Mon., April 28th, 8-10 p.m., Neil Osborne of 54•40 solo acoustic tour – rock

Wed., April 30th, 7-9 p.m., Alberni Valley Words on Fire! Spoken word open mic.

All advance tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and Gayle’s Fashions.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, the home of the Rollin Art Centre.

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