Arts and Culture

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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
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.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018

The “Art of Building” is a multi-generational exhibit where the Hornquist family uses different techniques and styles to explore the notion of building. Whether it is creating pieces that study the composition of existing structures or explore the process of building, each family member offers their own unique style. The exhibit will feature an array of work including more traditional pieces such as paintings using water colour, acrylic and ink, as well as experimental pieces that combine the modern technologies of laser engraving and traditional carpentry.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 23 2018.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Creative colour that sings your song!

Visualized painting is a fun and valuable process. Experience making art and rethink your ideas of how to approach painting, while using the elements and principles of painting in non-restricting ways, with experienced painter Mirja Vahala.

September 21-23: Friday evening 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 to 4pm.