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Welcome, New FDAC Board

Please join us in welcoming the new FDAC Board of Directors:

Denise Baughan, Donna Miller, Jesse Bell, Kyle Hamilton, Mike Tomney, Oz Parsons, Sarah Pike, Troy Cook, Vanessa Croome and our City of Fernie Liason — Mary Giuliano

We look forward to working with you in the coming months!

In The Gallery



Canadian Driftwood

Mike Hepher


Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, July 27th

Canadian Driftwood is exploration of the effects of time and the elements on the natural world around us. I was inspired by the textures and natural beauty that is brought out on derelict logs as the wind and sun age them. Driftwood has become a metaphor to me for the twilight of our own lives and how we can be inspired by the wisdom and character of age, and yet there are darker undercurrents as we struggle with the process of aging for ourselves. These paintings of driftwood and driftwood structures shows a crossroads of natural life cycles and human intervention as we continue to exert a pull on the world around us. Tossed by the sea, washed on the beach, and slowly returning to the earth; the process is dynamic and full of bright colour and deep shadows. We are drawn to these weathered castoffs of the living forest because it is a beautiful reminder of what makes us uniquely human: Life, aging, and in time, a return to the sand.


Next In The Gallery…

Visual Arts Guild

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, August 24th





Next in Film…


Indie Films Fernie Presents…
That’s it for the 2014/15 season!

Stay tuned for a great new line up starting in September



Out of The Box Painting Day!

bin4Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project 
Preparation Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, 2015
Painting Dates: Sunday, July 5, 2015

The City of Fernie along with the Beautification Committee is pleased to announce a the 2nd Annual; ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project’. Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the City of Fernie and in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Project facilitation is provided by the Fernie & District Arts Council and a volunteer committee. Out of the Box is a project in which 10 commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists.

If you’re interested in taking part in this fun event or for more information, please email for full details.




Next in Concert….

Our concert series has finished for another season.  Next up?  The Chamber of Commerce Summer Socials Series held in conjunction with The Arts Station. This great FREE!! outdoor offering is held every Wednesday evening between the July and September long weekends.  Stay tuned for the line up!







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

Register now to avoid disappointment!

Adult Workshops

Felted scarvesFelted Scarves
Saturday September 26th
10 am – 3pm
$ 65 (includes all supplies)
Just in time for fall! Join Becca from Fiddle Creek to learn simple nuno felting techniques using superfine merino wool and hand dyed habotai silk fabrics. You’ll complete a one of a kind piece of wearable art that will keep you cozy and chic through the winter! Includes all supplies and tools, just bring your creative self!


Kids & Youth Workshops


felted picsFelted Pictures
Friday July 24th
Ages 6-10
$15 includes supplies


Join Becca to learn the basics of feltmaking! Both boys and girls will love this active, sudsy class and complete a felted picture for their wall!
Call 250-423-4842 to register!

Summer Pottery Series:

kids pottery 2

PreSchool Pottery
Tuesdays, 1-2:30 pm
June 30
July 7/July 14/ July 21/July 28
August 18/ August 25
$15 per child

Join energetic potter Jenn Woods Tuesday afternoons this summer and explore the fun world of clay! The pottery studio is the perfect place to take a break from the hot summer weather and spend time making art.  Each weeks participants will work on two themed projects, the first will be something they can take home that day and the second will be fired and glazed for pick up at the end of summer. Call 250-423-4842 to register

clay castleAncient Ruins
July 13-17
$90/week $25 to drop in


Come play in the clay with Kerri Holmes this week.  Castles? Stonehenge? Make your fantasy come alive over this engaging course.   Call 250-423-4842 to register

secret gardenSecret Garden
July 20-24
$90/week $25 to drop in

What lives in your secret garden?  Let Kerri Holmes help you find out!  Craft and create your very own clay garden.  Call 250-423-4842 to register

owlHarry Potting
August 10-14
$90/week $25 to drop in


Mystic creatures. Castles, broomsticks and wands.  Make all your favorite Harry Potter things with Kerri Holmes this week to take home at the end of the summer.  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

Jazz Series- September to April
Choose any 4 Jazz Concerts
-Arts Station member $50.00
-Non-Member $65.00

The Arts Station Hours

The Arts Station Gallery will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday all year long!  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.