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Wednesday Social

Every Wednesday from 5.30pm, July 3rd – August 28th
at The Arts Station, Station Square, 601 1st St

The Arts Station returns with The Wednesday Social: 9 weeks of free concerts, popping up each week in Station Square, a sizzling summer of live music and good times in downtown Fernie! No need to book or buy tickets – just show up and enjoy the tunes on the deck at the Arts Station on 1st Ave. The music is free and everyone’s welcome!

Food Trucks: Starting at 5:30pm
Refreshment Garden: 5:30-8:45pm
Live Music: 6:30-8:30pm
Kids Art Zone: 5:30-8pm
DJs Each Week: Starting at 5:30pm

Attendee numbers reached nearly 500 people each week in 2018, and with the arts and music scene in Fernie thriving and the forecast set for another hot summer, we expect this series to be the biggest yet. The line-up features music from across Canada, including blues, Rock, Soulful, country and indie pop. Explore the full line up below:
• July 3rd: Mitch Belot Band
• July 10th: Chain Station
• July 17th: Hamsa Hamsa
• July 24th: Revel in Dimes
• July 31st: Josh David
• August 7th: West My Friend
• August 14th: John Welsh and Los Valientes
• August 21st: Chase the Bear
• August 28th: Scenic Route to Alaska

And don’t forget, the Wednesday Socials are about way more than just music. We have a drinks tent serving Fernie Brewing Co., Lonetree cider and wine + a kids corner with free crafts, food trucks and more! A great place to meet your friends, soak up some afternoon sun and listen to some great live music.

The Arts Station and an invaluable team of local volunteers produce the Wednesday Socials. Going in to its 8th year, the volunteer team behind this essential Fernie summer staple makes these events possible. The Arts Station would also like to thank the Resort Municipality Initiative, British Columbia Arts Council, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Park Place Lodge, Fernie Brewing Company, Summit Fund, Edward Jones, Finning, Teck and Wapiti for their ongoing support.

For more information please contact Louise Ferguson at info@theartsstation.com or 250-423-4842.

Call for Entry: Holiday Wreath Show

This December, we want to fill our gallery with beautiful and diverse wreaths, designed and made by local artists. To submit a design, please send us a sketch of your planned wreath together with the application form, downloadable below. Submissions should emailed to info@theartsstation.com or brought to the Arts Station. Continue Reading

Rhumba @ the Arts Station

The wonderful Adriana Pumphrey is now running her Rhumba and Couples’ classes in our theatre here at the Arts Station. This fall is full of dance for all, with workshops on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for both couples and solo rhumba-ers! We have Rhumba classes for $15 on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm. The classes are… Continue Reading

Arts Station @ The Wapiti Festival

Every year, the Arts Station sponsors the Art Expo at Wapiti Festival in Annex Park, Fernie. This year, we have a Live Art Expo Painting Demo with Aidan Lindsay and Pat Moore, from 12-6pm.   We also have Brina Schenk’s WonderWalk – “The Traveller” – a whole new fantastical story for the 2017 Wonder Walk. Follow the wonderful visual story in a… Continue Reading

Fall Concert Series announced!

We’re very excited to announce the five concerts coming to the Arts Station this fall: September 7th: Dan Walsh September 28th: Tim Williams October 13th: Famer the Band October 25th: Jeffery Straker  November 4th: Harley Card Quintet All concerts start at 8pm, doors at 7.30pm. Tickets available at the Arts Station (Mon-Fri 10-3), Freshies or via our Eventbrite page Members $15… Continue Reading

Summer workshops for kids!

We have some of our favorite workshop leaders returning to offer Fernie’s kids some great opportunities to get creative this summer. Club Cre8 is back with Rachel Butterworth and Heather Senior on Mondays from 9 – 4pm (half days available). Offering funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes for the hot summer days, these sessions are a… Continue Reading

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance BC Hydro The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge