Category Archives: The Arts

The Arts Station Membership

The Arts Station new board 2015 2016

It’s The Arts Station Membership time of year! The Arts Station helps to bring Wednesday Socials in the summer, dumpster art evenings, live music in the winter, new art in the gallery every month, theatre, workshops for all ages and is the home to various art guilds. This little building is the heart of the city and memberships are only $38 for adults. For more information, you should check this out Membership Information.


  • Discount on Indie Films Fernie.
  • Discount on Concerts and theatre shows.
  • Discount on workshops. *new*
  • Some special events/ workshops may have a black out on discounts due to conditions.
  • Weekly newsletter via email with up to date info and announcements.
  • 1 Vote per membership at AGM.
  • By becoming a member you are contributing towards the FDAC mandate and supporting Arts and Culture in the Elk Valley.

The Arts Station strives to bring quality cultural experiences to the communities in the Elk Valley and we rely heavily on support from people like yourself — community members who value the arts and wish to encourage and support the development of musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists and all who participate in the creation of art.

By renewing your membership you are not only maintaining the awesome benefits that you have been currently enjoying but you are also allowing others to chase their artistic dreams.

The Arts Station greatly appreciates your support and we look forward to seeing you at one of the great events in the upcoming year.”


The Suitcase & The Jar, Author Reading

The Suitcase and the Jar Becky Livingston Fernie, BC

“Mark your calendars! Patty Reedyk will have this book in stock soon. Read it beforehand if you can. It knocked my socks off. I read it in a single sitting (with no intention of doing so). I found myself lost in it from the first pages. A beautiful exploration of grief and love and resilience. How do we find meaning when there seems to be none? How do we go on when we can’t go on? Is there a way togrieve joyfully or grieve lovingly? There is so much to talk about – the realest stuff. Plus Becky Livingston is someone you absolutely want to meet! Come hear how she quit her job and sold her house and spent 2+ years as a nomad, wandering the planet and spreading her daughter’s ashes. This is a conversation – and a book! and a woman! – you do not want to miss. Trust me.”

Starting An Illustration Series: Birds & Botanicals

I’ve decided to start a new collection of drawings, pairing birds and a tropical or not so tropical plant. I don’t think I should limit myself. It’s no secret that I love birds. I love identifying bird songs just as much as I love drawing them and I love plants. I’m planning on creating 20 of these illustrations, a nice sized collection, and I’ve three already.: Heron, Kingfisher and Loon. These little projects bring me immense pleasure. Have yourself a wonderful day!

Birds and Botanicals Illustration Art Collection by Brina Schenk

I’ll keep you posted on how this series is going. I know you can’t wait to find out what birds I’m going to do next.

Paint Battle Fundraiser

Paint Battle Fundraiser for Out of the Box Dumpster Painting
“Call to Artists!! We are looking for artists to participate in a Paint Battle as a fundraiser for our Out of the Box Dumpster Project 2019.

Artists will be painting on 24 x 36 in. canvases (provided) based on a theme that will be revealed on the night. You will have two hours to complete your piece, and the audience will determine the winner.

Winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

April 26th, Event starts at 10pm

Submit an artist statement and an example of work to for consideration”

Music Break : Sorcha Richardson


I’m lovin’ it.

Patti Leishman Paint Night

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These are the only details for the paint night:
One night event with artist Patti Leishman. Saturday 9th March 4-9pm 1502, 12th Ave Fernie BC. A share of proceeds goes to the Fernie Community fund.

Gallery Opening Tonight – Rabbit Dreams of the Shape Shifter-Opening by Troy Cook

Troy Cook Gallery Opening - art and music

New Works by Troy Bubba Cook, paintings and music, booze and hors d’oeuvres. 7-11 tonight! More details here.