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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 Concert Series. 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 Hilliard at info@theartsstation.com or 250-423-4842.

Gallery call for entry 2020

The mission of The Arts Station gallery is to showcase emerging and developing artists in an effort to enrich the local arts and culture community in Fernie. The Arts Station encourages applications from all backgrounds, identities, disciplines and aims to represent the full diversity of the Elk Valley’s cultural landscape. We program 12 gallery shows… Continue Reading

Summer Student Job

The Fernie and District Arts Council is hiring a Summer Student for the role of admin assistant. The participant will assist the Fernie & District Arts Council (FDAC) staff with the facilitation of Summer community events and programming at The Arts Station. This will include the Wednesday Concert Series, summer workshops & camps, public art… Continue Reading

Bent On Art Festival

The Bent On Art Festival is looking for artist submissions! Call for Artist SubmissionsWhat: Bent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art ExhibitionWhen: Kootenay Pride Week, August 26th-September 1st 2019Where: Kootenay Studio Arts, Selkirk College, Nelson, BCApplication Deadline: May 31st 2019 at 5 PM, PDTBent On Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival is seeking submissions from LGBTQ+… Continue Reading

Paint Battle Artists!

Congratulations to Amanda Romanchuck, Dejana Lukac, and Abigail Steer-Christie for being selected for the Out of the Box Dumpster Project Fundraiser Paint Battle this April 26th, at the Royal! Amanda Romanchuk paints things that fuel her soul like mountains, animals and scenery. She’s adopted over the years more Aztec art and bold lines and bold… Continue Reading

Banner Project 2019

Banner Project 2019 For over the past decade, Elk Valley artists have added their own air to the city’s streets, offering works of art for the 40 banners that line Highway 3 and downtown. Now, in its 15th year, we are calling out to the amazing artists that call the Elk Valley home to once… Continue Reading

CKCA Grant Program

CKCA Grant Program Deadline: March 1st, 5pm  The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance grant program is now live. If you are looking to further your work or programming in Arts and Culture, the CKCA can help you do so. Check out their website here for more details. For additional assistance in applying for grants, see this link for an online… Continue Reading

2019 Gallery Exhibitions Announced

We have all of our gallery exhibitions lined up for the 2019 calendar year! Here is a comprehensive list of the shows: Liza Gareau Tosh January 3-29 Alysha Clarke January 31 – February 26 Troy Bubba Cook February 28 – March 26 Jocelyn Mudry March 28 – April 23 Donna Bilyk April 25 – May… 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