Rollin Art Centre open now

Make sure to renew your Community Arts Council membership

Rollin’s current art exhibit features a very talented young gal who will be showcasing her collection of pyrography.

Samm Moore grew up in the Alberni Valley and has recently discovered her love of this amazing medium. Samm will be showcasing her collection of pyrography in her first-ever, self-titled art exhibit. This exhibit will run until Feb 2.


Just a reminder to all current Community Arts Council members, and everyone else who would like to help in supporting the Community Arts Council, that memberships can now be renewed. The cost is only $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $22 for a family.

Also available is an artist membership for only $25 annually. Call for more details. As we are a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous support of art patrons like you. So please, help support the Community Arts Council today so we can help support local artists tomorrow.


The Community Arts Council is holding a FUNdraiser at the Blue Marlin. Join us for an evening of burgers, beer and friends. Friday, March 2 from 5-8 pm. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $15.


David James & Big River, A Johnny Cash Tribute band will be coming to Port Alberni on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 pm at the ADSS Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre for $35. Doors open at 6:30 pm.


The Rollin Art Centre will be accepting all your gently used books starting Feb 1. for their annual book sale in May. We are very grateful for all your books, but cannot take ANY textbooks, magazines, National Geographic, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest. Our book sorters then in turn have to take these items to the landfill.

So please, drop off donations (newer books only) at the Rollin Art Centre, inside the main door just under the staircase in the BIG wooden box. As this is one of the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraisers, we appreciate all your donations. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 3061-8th Ave. or call 250-724-3412 for more info.


Life Drawing Sessions – ‘Open Studio’ continues each week. Featuring live model figure drawing, artists gather together to paint, sketch or sculpt from different live models. All young and older artists are welcome. We meet every Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The fees are $6.50 for teens and $12.50 for adults. Participants can also pre-register for five sessions for a fee of $60. Space is limited. Call Astrid at 724-2056 and book your spot. Visit us online at and on location at the corner of Melrose and 8th Ave. in the dynamic Alberni Valley, or call 250-724-2056.


Fri, Jan 19, 7 p.m. – midnight, January Social – Board Game Night! – Hosted by Young Professionals of Alberni Valley

Sat, Jan 20, 8-10 p.m., John Lee Trio: My Favourite Songs Are… – Jazz

Thu, Jan 25, 7-9 p.m., Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Stephen Novik

Sat, Jan 27, 8-11 p.m., ‘WiL’ Dynamic Canadian Roots Rocker

Sun, Jan 28, 6-9 p.m., Party – Special Olympics FUNdraiser – Special Guest Lance Lapointe

Tue, Jan 30, 7-9 p.m., Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald – Maritimes Celtic

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.

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