The Rollin Arts Centre

The Rollin Art Centre houses a fine arts gallery, gift shop, classroom and office . Its Gardens are a show piece for the community. Of note are the traditional Japanese garden a gift from Abashiri, Port Alberni's sister city, a replica of Port Alberni's first bandstand, elegant concrete balustrade and a classical fountain, both designed by Port Alberni resident, Peter Szachiv.

Programs & Services

  • Solstice Arts Festival/ Days With the Arts

  • Monthly Art Exhibits/Artist Receptions

  • School and Community Tours

  • Summer Teas on the Terrace

  • Garden rentals for weddings and special events

  • Gift Shop selling locally made cards, arts and crafts and other gift items

  • Adult Art Programs

  • Childrens Summer Art Camps and Writing Workshops

  • Christmas Market at McLean Mill

Gift Shop

The Rollin Art Centre Gift Shop presently carries work by over 85 local artists. Our fine assortment of unique, handcrafted items includes:

  • Books:local authors featured

  • Children’s books

  • DVD's and CD's : Talented artists from the Valley

  • Encaustic Wax Art

  • Glass Art

  • Hand made books and journals

  • Jewelry: fine quality necklaces, earrings, bracelets

  • Native carving, Basket and bead work

  • Vancouver Island all-natural locally handmade soaps and skin care.


  • Original paintings: oils, water colours, acrylics, coloured pencil, pen and ink, mixed media

  • Photo cards of local scenes and art cards

  • Painted Rocks of local wildlife

  • Pottery: hand built, wheel-thrown, raku, stoneware, traditional and contemporary pieces

  • Prints

  • Sculptures: Cedar: coastal imagery, animals, whales, salmon, crabs

  • Wood turning: Bowls, oil lamps, lidded boxes, kitchen utensils

 

Gardens

The Rollin Art Centre gardens are a show-piece for the community where weddings and special events can be held. The main garden features west coast plantings and roses, as well as a replica of Port Alberni’s first bandstand and the elegant concrete balustrade and classical fountain, both designed by Port Alberni resident, Peter Szachiv. There is also a traditional Japanese garden which was a gift from Abashiri, Japan (Port Alberni’s sister city), Nearby is the children’s garden complete with a bridge and sundial.

Garden Volunteers Wanted!

Do you like to garden? If the answer is yes, the community gardens at the Rollin Art Centre would appreciate any spare time you have to help maintain the excellence of these gardens.

For more information, please call 250-724-3412, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

 

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

The Community Arts Council welcomes the support of volunteers in all areas of its activities.

Some examples include:

  • Visual Arts Gallery

  • Garden

  • Fund Raising

  • Building Maintenance

  • Gift Shop

  • Centrestage

  • Receptions and Openings

  • Office Support


The Community Arts Council of Port Alberni

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley enriches individual and community life through sharing and shaping the cultural environment of the Alberni Valley.

MANDATE

The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley enriches individual and community life through sharing and shaping the cultural environment of the Alberni Valley through the following mandate:

  • Advocacy for the arts, for arts organizations and those working in the arts.

  • Arts experiences, inspiration and information, including the provision of quality programs, exhibits, events and opportunities in all facets of the arts to benefit a broad range of ages, interests and diverse cultures.

  • Collecting, protecting, conserving and presenting artwork by local artists or artwork pertaining to the Alberni Valley.

  • Fiscal stability and professional operations

VALUES STATEMENT

These values guide our work:

  • Innovation, creativity and risk-taking

  • Involvement from observation to creation

  • Accessibility and affordability

  • Honesty, integrity and openness

  • Enthusiasm

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Community Partners

The Community Arts Council welcomes the support of our Community Partners