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
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
DVD's and CD's : Talented artists from the Valley
Encaustic Wax 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
Sculptures: Cedar: coastal imagery, animals, whales, salmon, crabs
Wood turning: Bowls, oil lamps, lidded boxes, kitchen utensils
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
The Community Arts Council welcomes the support of volunteers in all areas of its activities.
Some examples include:
Visual Arts Gallery
Receptions and Openings
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.
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
These values guide our work:
Innovation, creativity and risk-taking
Involvement from observation to creation
Accessibility and affordability
Honesty, integrity and openness
The Community Arts Council welcomes the support of our Community Partners