Arts and Culture

One of the things I love about Fernie is that you can wear anything you want with no judgment. Whether in jeans and a tee or a gorge party dress, your style is welcome and accepted in our little mountain town.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Dec 02 2018.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Swan Lake Experience: A Magical Dance Event for Children Ages 4-10. December 1st and 2nd, 2018 at the Fernie Arts Station Theatre.

We are back with another one of our signature holiday events just for children! This magical and memorable event will have your little ballerina performing right alongside our Senior Company dancers in a Gala performance of Swan Lake!

You don’t have to be an artist to experience the calm at the centre of the storm. We all know what it’s like when the world fades away and all that’s left is the task in front of you, being in the zone.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 01 2018.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

This is Hearth 8! An annual holiday studio sale featuring a pop up gallery. Come and join Elk Valley-based artists around the Hearth and browse the beautiful collections of art and crafts.

The line-up for 2018 is still being finalised and details will be available soon. Previous years have included paintings by Leanne Stothert and Michael Hepher, Letterpress Printwork by Clawhammer Press, Leatherwork and Upcycled lamps by Holly Horses, Jewellery by Janet McIntyre, Katherine Russell Glass, Sarah Pike Pottery and much more!

4-8PM both Friday and Saturday nights.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 25 2018.
Friday, November 23, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018

A 2 and half day landscape painting workshop learning to use oil paints with landscape painter Tara Higgins.

Have you always wanted to try oil painting but are intimidated by the medium, and perhaps the investment. Or has someone generously given you some oil paints and you have no idea what to do with them. This workshop is for you. Learn the tricks of the trade of laying down oil paint and keeping the colours clean. 

Tara will demonstrate techniques, offer paint along studies and help you work on a small to medium sized piece based on your inspiration photos.

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm

For youth 12-18 years. They have 8 spots and it’s free! A signed waiver is required. Email for a spot!

Like sailing, the life of an artist, while attractive in many ways, can seem impractical before you embark. There is no clear way forward, there is no guarantee that it will lead to success no matter how you define it or any kind of stability. 

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu Oct 18 2018, Wed Oct 24 2018.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm

You can make a lantern to use during the Festival of Lights parade and/or help make one for the illuminated Memory Lane installation created by Elk Valley Hospice volunteers, Fernie artists and community participants.  If you bring a picture of a loved one, family member, friend or pet we will print it onto your lantern. Memory Lane will be displayed during the festival of lights on November 10th, showcasing the diversity of the people shaping Fernie’s present and past.

The Fernie Museum is excited to present BENT ON ART, a pop-up exhibition featuring the works of 15 Kootenay queer artists from September 28 to October 14, 2018. The exhibit is being hosted in collaboration with the Fernie Pride Society as part of the Elk Valley Pride Festival.