Community Arts Council to Host Book Sale Fundraising Day – Port Alberni Valley News

The Community Arts Council will be hosting a special one-day book sale this weekend.

We had so many books to store that we were thinking of having another book sale fundraiser. This will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alberni athletics hall.

This is a great opportunity to get back to all your winter reading while helping to support the arts in our community.


A new art exhibit at the Rollin Art Center features local artist Mystery McCarthy. His exhibition, entitled “THE ART OF MYSTERY”, will continue until October 7.

“Painting is the key to the secret garden, a door to a magical and mysterious place,” says McCarthy. “My deepest wish is for my paintings to evoke a shared sense of wonder and a sense of mystery. The darker colors explore the depths of shadows, then recede to reveal a soft light.

Join us in the gallery for refreshments and a chance to meet Mystery on Saturday, September 17 from 1-3 p.m. The Rollin Art Center is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.


Hey kids… do you like to paint? Children ages 5-12 can join us at the Rollin Art Center for a day of painting on Saturday, September 24. This event is free, although all children must register at 250-724-3412.

There will also be an art contest for teenagers. If you’re between the ages of 13 and 18 and love to paint, join us on September 24 as you artists fight the clock and each other in three fast-paced rounds of painting. This event is open to up to 25 teen artists. There are cash prizes available. The cost is $10 to register. Call the Rollin Art Center at 205-724-3412 or register online at


Celtic Chaos will present a matinee performance of ‘For the Highlander’ as part of a fundraiser for the Community Arts Council. This performance tells their story in an original narrative, poetry, songs and music.

The show will take place on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Theater. Tickets are $25 each and are on sale now at the Rollin Art Center or online at

Melissa Martin is an arts administrator for the Community Arts Council at the Rollin Art Center and writes for the Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412. Email: [email protected]

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