Shop late at the mistletoe market in Port Alberni – Port Alberni Valley News

The Rollin Art Center will be open late on Friday 9th and Friday 16th December so you can have more time to shop at the mistletoe market and stroll through our magically lit gardens. The late night shopping times are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hundreds of great gifts are available for purchase at Mistletoe Market. For that one-of-a-kind and one-of-a-kind gift, head to the Rollin Art Center to purchase pieces from local artists and artisans. New items are added weekly so you will have to keep coming back.

The mistletoe market runs until December 23rd and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This week we introduce you to local artist Ilya Treleaven, a visual artist, illustrator and acrylic painter. Ilya was born in Port Alberni and attended North Island College, where he studied fine arts. He divides his time between Vancouver Island and Dawson City, Yukon.

Ilya has shown his work at events and galleries on Vancouver Island and the Yukon, participated in the Riverside Arts Festival in Dawson City, and taught art workshops online and in person. In addition to being a freelance visual artist, Ilya has worked in the industrial arts as a background painter for animation and art design for music albums.

His work can be found at the Rollin Art Center and on Instagram, where he has published a drawing every day for more than 1,700 days. Contact him at or send an email to [email protected].


The New Year brings a new season for the Alberni Valley Classical Concert Series. This year’s line-up consists of Foothills Brass Quintet (Friday, February 18), Musica Intima (Sunday, March 6), Canadian Guitar Quartet (Saturday, March 19) and Layfette String Quartet (Friday, April 22). Tickets are $ 110 each and are available at the Rollin Art Center.


Our mystery bags are back for just $ 20. The price includes 10 mystery books, all of the same genre. This is a great Christmas gift opportunity for avid readers. Available genres are romance, mystery, and fiction. Call the Rollin Art Center at 250-724-3412 for more information.


The Alberni Valley Museum is proud to host its second judged exhibition, open to all artists from Vancouver Island, Gulf Island, and Sunshine Coast. The show runs from May 5 to September 3, 2022 in the museum gallery. For more information, please visit the AV Museum Art Show 2022 Facebook page or email [email protected] to request an application.

Melissa Martin is the art administrator for the Community Arts Council at the Rollin Art Center and writes for Alberni Valley News. Call 250-724-3412.

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