New Year’s Eve Social

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

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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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.
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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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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New Art Rave board elected at the AGM

Alberni Art Rave Society has a new board, elected October 7th at the AGM.  The meeting was an exciting exchange of fresh ideas for the direction Art Rave will take in 2015. As plans develop, we will post them on Facebook and on our website.

A series of members’ socials is planned offering members a fun way to meet, be involved and share their ideas and input for 2015.  The board members now are:

  • Colleen Clancy – Chair
  • Lily Diotte – Secretary
  • Robert Gunn – Treasurer
  • Jillian Mayne – Communications
  • Barry Bruyere – Member at large
  • Youlande Fournier – Member at large

emails sent to alberni.artrave are forwarded to the Secretary, Lily and the Chair, Colleen.

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
will be held

Tuesday October 7th, 7pm

at The Scout Hall
4th and Montrose, Port Alberni

We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your fresh ideas for the year ahead.

Elections will also be held for positions on the Society’s Board of Directors. Any member with an interest is being part of the planning and direction for Art Rave 2015 are encouraged to put their name forward.

A further reminder that membership fee are now due. The cost is $10 and fees may be paid and new membership cards will be issued at this meeting.

If you are unable to attend the October 7th meeting and are interested in being considered for a position on the Board, please let us know prior to the meeting so your name can be considered.

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The People’s Choice Winner : Katharina Zalatnai

Peoples Choice. Artist-

Fairy Morning by Katharina Zalatnai

The People’s Choice Winner in the Juried Art show 2014 was Katharina Zalatnai of Courtenay, BC. with her wonderful painting “Fairy Morning”.
Katharina Eva Zalatnai is a professional artist with a long list of achievements behind her. She studied art in Hungary, Italy, France and Canada and has a degree in Art History and Archaeology.
Katharina has had many exhibitions internationally and locally and has worked as a Commercial Artist, Interior Designer and Art Instructor. Katharina has also worked as a Jewellery Designer, A Color stylist for Animation and Prehistoric rock art research. Many of her paintings have found homes in Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. She now lives in Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island.

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Demonstration Artists and All Ages Art

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Demonstration artists and Art for all ages, making windsocks.  Click for more photos

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Saturday’s music and beer garden photos…

Thanks to Wes Bloxham, Cameron Oscienny,  Barry Bruyere, and all the musicians and volunteers  for a well attended Saturday night bash. Click the photo to see more photos.DSCF6053

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Reception – Aug 1, 2014

Thanks to Lily Diotte, Barry Bruyere, and all the volunteers who made this a great reception. Click the photo to see more.

2014 Reception

2014 Reception

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