Arts Scene

There's plenty of arts events to take in this coming week.

Printmakers at Portals

The 24th Printmakers Only Group annual sale is back at Portals, the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s gallery in the Island Savings Centre.

Until Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day visitors to the show can see etchings, linecuts, woodcuts, serigraphs, embossings, calligraphs, monoprints and more.

There are also printmaking demonstrations on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the month-long show so check them out if you’ve ever had a yen to try this fascinating craft yourself.

Dixieland Express and friends pull into Chemainus

The Dixieland Express, Marc Atkinson Trio, Gabriel Palatchi, Holly Burke and the Naturals and Susannah Adams will be at Waterwheel Park in Chemainus Aug. 22 as the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society presents the Chemainus Jazz Festival 2015.

Entry is a suggested donation of $15 so get on down to Mural Town and enjoy some great hot jazz.