Giant Book Sale arrives in Port Alberni this weekend – Port Alberni Valley News

This weekend is the annual Community Arts Council Giant Book Sale fundraiser.

The event is slightly different this year, as the book sale will be held outside (weather permitting) at the old Gill Elementary School on Beaver Creek Road. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday July 17.

This is the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a great opportunity to purchase amazing books at very reasonable prices. There will be thousands of books of different genres and a few puzzles. Pay by cash, check or credit card. After a year without this major fundraiser, we can’t wait to see you all again!

Due to COVID-19, a limited number of people will be allowed at a time. There will also be directional arrows, disinfection stations and social distancing.


There is still time to participate in the Canada Connects national mural project.

Buy your mosaic tile kits at the Rollin Art Center and create your masterpiece. Kits include a 6 “x 6” canvas panel, paints, small easel, two paintbrushes and a participant’s guide. Buy one for $ 67, buy two for $ 47 each, or buy three or more for $ 37 each.

Photos of your finished painted tiles must be submitted by July 15th. It’s a great creative activity for family or friends!


Spend a lovely day outside on the gallery terrace exploring floral painting on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rollin Art Center.

Susan Schaefer will show you the steps used to approach a painting from start to finish. Students should have some experience working with acrylic and will need to bring their own supplies. The cost is $ 110 + GST. Call 250-724-3412 to register.


Dream Home Makeover is the next summer art class for kids, which runs July 19-23. In this camp, you will be able to create your own dream house (or school, arcade or any other building) and build a miniature model to show to all your friends and family!

This camp is open to children aged 8 to 10 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon every day. Places are limited to 10 students, so register now: 250-724-3412. The cost is $ 90 per week.


The Community Arts Council is organizing two raffles starting July 1.

In addition to our annual summer basket raffle, we are also raffling an amazing hand-quilted queen-size quilt. This quilt was created by a group of women during the last year spent in isolation during the pandemic. The quilt is on display at the Rollin Art Center for all to see.

Tickets cost $ 2 each or three for $ 5. Tickets can be purchased by sending an electronic transfer, over the phone or you can drop by the gallery Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The current art exhibition at the Rollin Art Center is called “Women’s Work” and features a group of five local female artists: Sue Thomas, Jillian Mayne, Colleen Clancy, Ann McIvor and Laurie Blakley.

This fascinating exhibition highlights individualism. The diversity of the work reflects the unique creative process and artistic expression of each woman. Join us in the gallery to help support local art.

Melissa Martin is the 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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