Wednesday Feb 25th Social at Char’s Landing.


Everyone 19+ is welcome to attend Alberni Art Rave’s FREE evening of Music, Art & Theatre. This month Art Rave is excited to present a sample of skits from Gwynne Hunt’s upcoming local production of The Vagina Monologues.

And as always, Live Music, a Silent Auction & a collaborative art project for those who want to try their hand at some “no experience necessary” Art Play

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Art Rave Social Night

Wow! Tonight’s Art Rave Social night at Char’s Landing.
Cheryl Iwanowsky from Bluefish Gallery offered a FREE Clay Play workshop.
Later in the evening, music trio performed with singer songwriters Barry Bruyere & Rob Armich with John Dryden (Trooper , Headpins, Toronto).
Winter Darby and a live Art Demo.
All FREE thanks to Char’s Landing, Cheryl and Art Rave volunteers.

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Festival Planning: Dates and location are set

Plans are firming up for Art Rave Festival 2015.
We are able to confirm that the Festival will take place at Harbour Quay, June 20 & 21. Plans are to have 5 tents housing art displays and art workshops for all ages.
Art Rave members will have the opportunity to book a spot to display and sell their art at the Quay site.
There will be a concert on Saturday night and we’re working on lots of family focus activities. As always, there is no charge to attend.
Our Group Art show will be held at the Capital Theatre. Available details are included in the Call to Artists, on facebook.
Art Rave is working hard to make this our best festival yet. We are a non-profit group staffed entirely by volunteers. We hope you will consider helping out. We’d love to hear from you.


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How to volunteer for Art Rave Festival in June 2015

As always, we desperately need volunteers to help us put on the June Art Rave Festival in the following areas.

– A friendly face to welcome people.
– Good with a hammer and can haul building materials.
– ‘Welcome to our Juried Show’
– ‘How can I help you?’ Calm, cool, and collected.
– Creating and collaborating with children

*Memberships are available at Char’s Landing & at our Wednesday Socials.
Details on plans and events on our Facebook page
& here on our website.

Our very best wishes for a happy, healthy and creative New Year!
The Art Rave Society of Alberni

Any questions or concerns?
Please contact:

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New Year’s News

Hi and Happy New Year!
As a non-profit society of volunteers, Alberni Art Rave welcomes your support and encourages you to renew your membership.
The $10 cost goes directly to our Festival, our Bursary program and to help support the Arts & Artists in our area.

The Art Rave Society of Alberni is gearing up for it’s 2015 season.
With a new board and some fresh ideas, we have some changes to announce.
This year’s Festival will be held on the June 19th weekend and at a new location.
Art Rave 2015 will be held at the picturesque Harbour Quay. The setting allows us the room to try some new things, one of which is making available display areas for local artists around the perimeter of Spirit Square. Eligibility is limited to Art Rave *members.

Some of you may be coming to our monthly Last Wednesday of the Month Socials at Char’s Landing.
As the Wednesday Painters are currently on hiatus, Charlene has offered wall space to Artists who are Art Rave *members.

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January Social

January Social Poster
Art Rave’s Last Wednesday of the Month’s Social is starting off 2015 with Clay Play!

Clay Play is a “just for fun” instruction in how to hand-build with clay. The Workshop is being facilitated by Cheryl Ivanowskey, well known potter and owner of Bluefish Gallery on 2nd Ave in Port Alberni. Cheryl has generously offered to donate the clay and will fire all students pieces at no charge. Pre-registration is required and eligibility is restricted to Art Rave members.

Art Rave’s Monthly Socials always include

  • Live Music,
  • Art
  • perhaps some Spoken Word.

Enjoy a coffee, glass of wine or Char’s Drink Special while perusing the Silent Auction items.  Please show the bartender your Art Rave membership card when ordering. Art Rave negotiates discounts for it’s members.

Hope to see you at Char’s Landing on Wednesday, January 28th at 7PM

Members, friends, everyone 19+ are WELCOME! To register, to arrange membership or if you have any questions or concerns, please call Jill at 250-720-2101

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Funds raised from the sale of Art Rave Memberships are an important source of revenue for our non-profit group. The funds go towards our Festival, our Bursary, some out-reach programs we are planning and as in our mandate, to support the Arts in our area.
Besides that, we’re fun! So please pick up a membership.
Yet more benefits of an Art Rave membership…
- Only Art Rave members will be able to apply for display space at this summer’s Art Rave Festival.
- Art Rave negotiates Drink Discounts at Char’s Landing for it’s members.
Memberships are on sale at all monthly socials at a cost of $10 for the year. 
If you are unable to attend and would like to join Art Rave, please feel free to post a comment regarding your interest in purchasing a membership and we will arrange to get one to you.
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New Year’s Eve Social

This month’s Alberni Art Rave’s Wednesday Social falls on December 31st, New Year’s Eve!

Everyone who attends tonight’s Art Rave New Year’s Social will receive a FREE ticket on a draw for a Sterling Silver Pig, created by Art Rave’s own, Tamas Zalatnai.
If you don’t know, Tamas is a world reknown jewellery designer who lives right here in Port Alberni.
Thank you Tamas for your generous contribution to tonight’s fun!

A little different occasion for our monthly socials, so we’re planning a low key “House Party” with an eclectic collection of house tunes, quiet corners to chat and a dance floor if the spirit moves you.

Char will greet you at the door with a glass of her complimentary bubbly (thank you, Char) and the bar will be serving all variety of libation, including coffee and herbal teas. A selection of complimentary appetizers will be served.

Dress up! Glam up! Or not… thrift store formal, blue jean starving artist garb, your fave comfy pants, it’s all good! At Art Rave it’s about hanging out and sharing the evening.

Art Rave’s December Social will include a live art demonstration & a collaborative Art Play art project. We also plan to once again offer a Silent Auction Fundraiser.

Members, Friends, EVERYONE 19+ is welcome. And NO COVER!!!
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Wednesday Night Social

Schedule for November 26th Wednesday Social :  On-going – Silent Auction & Live Art with Ann McIvor & Mike Mallin. A Collaborative Art Piece will be going on for those who want to play with paint.

  • 7 PM- Welcome
  • 7:10 PM- Cameron Geddes, Classical Guitar
  • 7:25 PM- Brett Myrfield, Singer, Songwriter. Original & covers.
  • 7:40 PM- Stephen Norvik, Spoken Word
  • 7:45 PM- Board Introduction
  • 8:05 PM- Barry & Friends, Live Music
  • 8:15 PM- House Music Mix – Jazz, Cuban, Reggae, Dance
  • 9:25 PM- Stephen Norvik, Spoken Word
  • 9:30-10 PM- Barry & Friends, Live Music. If crowd & band are into it and artists are waiting for paint to dry, we may continue…


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Moving on and moving in!

Art Rave on the move

Art Rave on the move

We are please to announce that Char’s Landing on Argyle in the very heart of Port Alberni’s Arts District will be Art Rave’s new base of operations.
This venue makes possible for us to hold monthly Art Rave social evenings.
They will be held on the last Wednesday of every month from 7-10 PM. There are plans for live music, lively discussion, collaborative art making (no experience necessary), performance art, special events and much, much more.
And everyone is welcome!

Advance details of each event will be posted here, on our website & Shaw Cable, Channel 4.

Our first social will be held November 26th. In addition to the usual fun, that evening will include an Art Rave Silent Auction Fundraiser. It’s a great way support the local artistic community and do some Christmas shopping while listening to music and perhaps enjoying a Char’s drink special!

Alberni Art Rave is a non-profit society dedicated to promoting and supporting the local artistic community. We welcome your donation of Silent Auction merchandise. We would especially appreciate the support of any of the talented artists in our area who would care to donate their work. To arrange drop off or pick up of your donations, please contact us in a private message.

Art Rave wishes to thank Shaw Cable and the wonderful, Charlene at Char’s Landing for their continuing support of Port Alberni’s artistic community. And thanks Char’s for giving Alberni Art Rave a home.

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