Next in Film…

walkinwoodsIndie Films Fernie Presents
A Walk in the Woods
Monday, November 2nd
7pm at The Vogue Theatre
Members: $9/adult; $8/youth
Non-Members: $10/adult; $9/youth


After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson

Watch trailer here

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In The Gallery

swThe Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild
Breaking Plaid

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, October 26th

Breaking Plaid is an exciting collaborative exhibition by members of the Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild, a vibrant group of women whose members come from as far away as Rossland and Calgary. Breaking Plaid showcases some of their most recent works, made possible through grants from the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG) and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA). The grants allowed the group to host two different workshops this year. The first, an inspiring weaving for beginners series taught by our own very experienced weavers.
The second workshop was an exciting Eco Dyeing workshop with Nicola Brown, a professional Eco-Dyeing artist from Ireland. Students learned how to use plant material to print onto natural fabrics and handmade felt.
This exhibition includes many other forms of fibre art from felting to micro macrame and is a unique exploration of techniques using natural fibres.

Out of The Box: A Dumpster Art Project

The Dumpsters have been painted and are out in the community!

pink dumpsterHere’s a list of where they are if you want to take a back alley tour of our great town:

Fernie Rangers (Girl Guides) – Legion
Troy Cook – Isabel Dickens Elementary School
Teresa, Sara and Ava Lewis & Brandi and Gianna Campisi – Arena
Peggy Black – Senior Centre
Sasha Potter/Scott Cable – Brickhouse
Aidan Lindsay – Arts Station
The Fernie Academy – Academy
Brina Schenk – Brickhouse
CommunityDumpster – Isabel Dickens Elementary School

If you’re interested in taking part in this fun event next year, please watch for the call for submissions on this website or for more information.

Next in Concert….

Andy_Brown_-_Canadian_Folk_Rock_53Andy Brown

Thursday October 15th, 2015

FDAC Members: Adults $15/Youth $10
Regular Admission: Adults $20/Youth $14



An official Taylor Guitars and Sennheiser Microphones artist, Brown’s music has been featured on ABC (Rookie Blue), NBC (Saving Hope), CTV, Global TV, Showcase, and CBC (Heartland, The Phantoms), and has earned him a slew of International songwriting awards and nominations. His previous two full length albums, ‘False Alarm‘ (2009) and ‘Tinman‘ (2013) have seen iTunes chart-topping success and have helped Brown emerge as a must-see performer on the Canadian and International music scene.

    “…His songs are hookier than a one-armed pirate.”
– Chloe Goodyear (Woodford Folk Festival Program Director),  AUS.

Listen to Andy Here

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Brand new fun and exciting workshops are planned for Fall of 2015!!

Register now to avoid disappointment!

Adult Workshops

ipIntuitive Painting with Marla deBoon
7:00-9:00pm Mondays Oct. 19-Nov 9 &
9:00am-4:00pm Saturday November 14th
$ 150 + cost of supplies

Are you brave enough to leave preconceived ideas behind?  To allow intuitional inspiration to guide the process of discovery?  To layer and mix paints, while pulling images from your sub-conscience? To challenge yourself and turn loose your creative process with the freedom to do no wrong?  Come to this exciting workshop available to all levels of painters, to be guided and supported while you learn to release the painting within you.  Call 250-423-4842 to register


quiltingAdult Quilting
Wednesdays October 21&28
$ 50 + material
From breakfast in bed to all of the quickly-approaching holidays with family, place mats add an extra touch of love and care to any meal.

Join Linda Cardwell as she takes you through the quilting process as you create your own place mats.  If you’ve never sewed a day in your life or are a sewing superstar, everyone is welcome to attend this workshop.  Don’t miss out on your chance to learn more about this intricate form.  You will need your own sewing machine and you will be sent the list of basic supplies and materials needed upon registering.  Call 250-423-4842 to register


Kids & Youth Workshops

kids pottery 2After School Clay Club
Fridays September 18 – October 9
Session 1 (Ages 4-8): 4:00-5:00pm
Session 2 (Ages 9-12): 5:15-6:15pm
$48 + $25 for materials = $73

Imagination will run wild during our upcoming pottery classes.  These small artist-led sessions are switching up the standard format and will focus on creative process opposed to technique.  Each session will work around a theme while supporting and encouraging children to explore their own ideas.  Children will work on the pottery wheel and on hand-built projects to create whatever their hearts desire.  Call 250-423-4842 to register


Youth-Theatre1-300x300Drama Mix Up
Tuesdays October 6th – November 10th
Ages 8-12

Join actress, director and educator Denise Baughan in the six-week intro to theatre course. Each class will be jam-packed with a variety of fun and hands-on drama activities.  Students will explore everything from mime, to improvisation to puppetry and more!  All the while working in a safe, collaborative and fun environment.  the goal of this course is for students to learn all about the world of theatre while working on developing their imaginations and self-confidence.  Call 250-423-4842 to register


singPrivate Singing Lessons with Rachel Butterworth
Mondays and Thursdays
Mid September-Mid December
$22.50/session full-term discount applies

Rachel is a member of Fernie’s female vocal trio Hark Raving Sirens along with many other bands in the past and she wants to teach you to sing!  With a BA (Honours) in Music and Theatre and Distinction in the UK equivalent of the Royal Conservatory of Music, to support her experience as a vocal an drama coach, she can help you find your voice!  Call 250-423-4842 to register


actSo You Want to be an Actor
Tuesdays November 3 – December 1

In the acting industry, the monologue is the ticket to landing the job.

Monologues are what actors use when going for auditions.  In this five week course, students will be coached by instructor, actress and director, Denise Baughan, on how to prepare a monologue.  Participants will learn how to find material that best suits them, how to analyze text, as well as a variety of approaches to character development.  Each student will receive one-t0-one coaching from the instructor and work collaboratively with their fellow participants.  Call 250-423-4842 to register


Season Passes

Concert Series Beginning Soon!
It’s that time of the year again- our great concert and Indie Film Fernie Series are about to begin in September
Don’t miss out on any of these great events and purchase your series pass now!
Seats are Guaranteed!

Indie Films Fernie- 1st Monday of the Month
September to December Pass
-Arts Station Member $28.00
-Non-Member $32.00

Concert Series 5-Pass- September to April
Choose any 5 concerts
-Arts Station Member $60.00
-Non-Member $75.00


The Arts Station Hours

The Arts Station Gallery will be open from 9:30am-3pm Monday through Friday all year long!  We are closed on Stat Holidays.  Come by pay us a visit, take a look around, and make sure to check out all of the great programs we have happening.
The Blue Toque is open
Mondays 9am – 3pm
Thursdays 9am – 3pm
Fridays 9am – 3pm
Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Sundays 9am – 3pm
Closed Tuesday / Wednesday and statutory holidays.

Guilds and Clubs

potterymakingThere are many guilds and clubs that call the Arts Station home, if you’re looking for more information on any of the following groups, please let us know, we’ll gladly put you in touch!

Spinners and Weavers – From traditional techniques to contemporary design, these ladies are having all kinds of fun. If you’re interested in anything to do with fibre art from felting to dyeing, you want to be a part of this vibrant and supportive group!
Quilters -Meeting regularly and Quilting until they’re wilting, these ladies are have a blast. Often learning new techniques from one another through their “in house” workshops, it’s never a dull moment!
Visual Arts – Whether it’s watercolours, acrylics, realism or abstract art that you love, you’ll find enthusiasm and inspiration from this prolific group.
Pottery– With access to a full pottery studio and support from experienced potters, even if you’re a beginner you’ll have a great time! With regular kiln firings, it won’t be long until you have the finished product in your hands!