Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 15th

show-of-hands-cropHope you enjoyed a fine summer! Art Rave’s will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 15th at the Swale Rock Café at 7PM.

Art Rave’s direction for 2015/2016 is changing.
Our main focus will be acting as Community Producers of a monthly 30 minute Shaw Cable TV show highlighting artists in our area. It will be broadcast throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland and offers a great opportunity for Art Rave to honour it’s mandate, promoting artists in our area.

Art Rave will also act as partner in Port Alberni’s Solstice Festival, a collaboration of several community arts groups, staging an Arts Festival in mid-June.

We intend that Art Rave’s plans for 2015/16 will mean a markedly reduced time commitment and fewer meetings.

We recognize that our board members are busy people some of whom are employed full-time, some of you business owners, all of us balancing family life while contributing to our community in many different ways.  We fully understand the demands on your time, but in order for us to continue as a Society, we need to move forward with a full board.
We ask you to consider your future involvement with Art Rave as a board member and please advise us if you feel you are unable to continue.

Thanks so much.
regards, Jill

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Mermaid’s Workshop Char’s Landing on Thurs. Aug. 20, 7 to 9pm

A gentle reminder that the Mermaid’s TLC Workshop will be held at Char’s Landing on Thursday, August 20th, from 7 to 9pm. Hope to see you there!

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The mermaid needs some TLC

IMG_7671Hi Ravers! Trust you are enjoying a fine valley summer.
A decision has been made to discontinue Art Rave’s monthly socials. Charlene at Char’s Landing has kindly offered use of her venue for future get togethers, celebrations, fund-raisers and some collaborative art making. We’ll post all plans as they firm up.
The mermaid needs some TLC and we welcome you to join us at Char’s Landing for that event as yet unscheduled. So many of us are holidaying.
Our thanks to Charlene for giving us the opportunity to share some wonderful evenings with our members

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Popular Choice Awards

IMG_1411-001This year the popular choice award went to Todd Robinson
With Nancy Wilson and Brad Piatka equal runners up

The student art piece was ‘Hawk Girl’

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Summer Hiatus

sunHi Art Rave members! Many of us will be away in July and August so the Art Rave Board has decided to take a summer Hiatus.
That means there won’t be Art Rave Socials in July and August at Char’s.
Enjoy your summer everyone!

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Festival photos from Saturday

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Music Schedule

Friday night reception Jazz and more ! June 19

Special Guests

  • Brett Myrfield
  • Mystic Groove
  • (Barry Bruyere /John Dryden / John Greenberg /Dave Auld )
  • Jazz / Originals
  • Live Art / by Art Rave Members
  • Cool Vibe house sound music
  • Mystic Groove 2nd set ending 11pm

Art Rave Saturday June 20th

  • Welcome / spoken word Steven Novik, Paul Moller 1pm – 1:30 pm
  • Brett Myrfield /originals singer songwriter 1:30 – 2pm
  • Misha Monroe /originals singer songwriter 2pm -2:30 pm
  • Marilyn Smith /originals singer songwriter 2:30- 3 pm
  • Barry Bruyere / Valley Mystics
  • originals / singer songwriter 3pm – 3:30 pm
  • Old Time Fiddlers 4:pm – 4:45 pm
  • Ross and the Boss cool country 4:45 – 5 :30 pm
  • Port Alberni All Star Jam /house sound /comedy /spoken word 5 :30pm –8 :pm
  • Line up to be announced
  • Mystic Groove originals / jazz / reggae / funk 8:15 -9 pm
  • Cruise Control country to rock 9 :30 -11pm 2 / 40 min sets 20 min

Sunday June 21 , 2015

  • Welcome /Jolleen Dick / aboriginal day 12:30 – 1 pm
  • spoken word Steven Novik / Winter Darby
  • Gwen Hunt / set up / house sound 1pm – 1:30
  • Play / Buckaroo Bob 1:30 – 2pm
  • House sound / set up 2 – 2:30 pm
  • Morha Masala (eclectic celtic ) 2 :30 – 3 :15 pm
  • House sound / set up 3:15 -3 :45 pm
  • Marim -Bam-Buzz 3:45 – 4 :30 pm
  • Art Rave Wrap up party Char’s Landing
  • Mystic Groove 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Tasman Jude Reggae band 9pm – 11pm


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Volunteer times

Volunteers can look up their times by scrolling down the page past “volunteers needed”, Click here

Or you can look up by venue

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Where to Art Ravers come from?

ArtRaversFrom all over the valley and some from as far as Victoria.  Mapping just half of Art Rave members shows the highest density is in South Port.

Some pins have no room for names

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Live music Mystic Grove and Tasman Jude Sunday

IMG_7671HELP!!!!  still needed on the Festival Site, June 20th & 21st. Also some slots next week at the Capital Theatre.
Besides being part of this fun community event, volunteers will receive a ticket for FREE Pizza and admission to a concert evening at Char’s Landing on Sunday night, June 21st at 7PM.  On stage 7-9PM. Mystic Groove with original jazz and beyond

Sunday 9-11 pm, don’t miss Tasman Jude, The Soldiers of Love Recruitment Tour.  This Reggae band is wrapping up their second Australian tour and return to tour Canada from Halifax to Port Alberni. Their most recent album went #1 on ITunes.
Art Rave sincerely thanks Char’s Landing for donating free admission to our hard working volunteers. Char’s Landing will be extending it’s closing time during the Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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