Fire and Ice: Holiday Gala Celebration
Arctic elegance meets fiery fiesta in our 40th Anniversary kick-off fundraising event, igniting your senses for “Fire and Ice”. Savour spicy & frosty flavours from by Chef Barrie Elliot, experience sizzling live entertainment and chill out with our exhibiting artist, Katherine Russell. Pick up an extraordinary Christmas gift in our 12 Days of Christmas and Art auction.
WARM UP THE DANCE FLOOR WITH STEAMBOAT VACATION
During this fall’s Art After Dark event, this band was such a hit that we just had to bring them back for an encore performance! On the Museum’s main floor, Hot Chilli will lead this soulful funk trio, whose origins are tied into the Fernie music scene. Silky vocals and rhythm guitar are courtesy of Hot Chilli. Crisp, happenin’ and solid drumming comes from Mr. Germany himself, Lars Horstmann. These young fellas aim to bring people together through music, have a darn good time and play some funky soul, RnB and rock.
CHILL WITH OUR FEATURE ARTIST
AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF OUR WINTER EXHIBIT
Katherine Russell s one of Canada’s leading glass artists, based in Elkford. She splits her time between making blown glasswork and kiln-formed glasswork, utilizing both methods to explore new concepts, techniques and creative objectives.
In this newly curated exhibit, Hot and Cold: Glass Art In Three Parts, Russell examines the methods and techniques that she employs in her studio. The series includes large blown works for which she is most known, a kiln-fired experimental series titled ‘Memories are Malleable’ and cold-fused work. The exhibit demonstrates an incredible breadth and diversity of work which represents this relatively new genre of decorative art.
IGNITE YOUR TASTEBUDS
The evening features a fiesta with locally sourced ingredients and craft wines, spirits and beer generously provided by Barrie Elliot, Skimmerhorn Winery, Fernie Distillers, and Fernie Brewery.
TWO TURTLE DOVES, COOL EXPERIENCES, GIFT PACKAGES, AND SIZZLING ART
Well, maybe you won’t find real doves, but our 12 Days of Christmas and Art auction features extraordinary art, experiences and packages that definitely add sizzle to gift giving this year.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. This silent auction eatures 12 unique packages and experiences. Bidding will start online beginning December 1 and conclude at the Gala.
CHRISTMAS ART AUCTION. This silent auction features works by local professional artists and photographers, with bidding starting online at $100 and finishing at the Gala to the highest bidder.
CHRISTMAS ART SALE. Looking for an inspired gift? Purchase one of the 12 art works donated by members of the Fernie Visual Arts Guild. All works will be priced between $75 and $150 and will be sold exclusively online.
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS. Each stocking has a value of between $75 to $125 and will be sold exclusively online, with stocking stuffers donated by local merchants.
DON’T’ GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – THESE TICKETS ARE HOT!
$40 includes auction, exclusive gallery preview, live music and the culinary artistry of Chef Barrie Elliot. Cash bar with regional craft flavours from Skimmerhorn Winery, Fernie Distillers and Fernie Brewery. Tickets available at the Fernie Museum or online beginning November 13.