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Fernie Banner Launch At The Arts Station

Fernie Banner Project 2018 Opening Reception

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April 3rd Is The Fernie Banner Project Deadline

Fernie Banner Project - Call for Entry

Fernie Banner Project Call For Entry

2015 Fernie Banner Project Launch Day

“Banner Project 2018

For over the past decade, Elk Valley artists have added their own air to Fernie’s streets offering works of art for the 39 banners that line Highway 3 and downtown. Now, in its 14th year, we are calling out to the artists that call the Elk Valley home to once again to contribute to Fernie’s annual Banner Project. We are thrilled to again highlight various artistic mediums from artists of all ages!

What are the adjudicators looking for? Bold colours, striking imagery that stands out from a distance, variation in themes and artistic disciplines and it has to be eyecatching to the street-level observer. What kind of mediums will be accepted? Submissions of paintings, quilts, stained glass, sculpture, pottery and photography are welcome.”

For more information, check out The Arts Station’s website.

Submissions are due Tuesday, April 3rd at 2pm, so, you have time to get organized!

Views Of Fernie : Banners Have Risen

2015 Fernie Banner Project - Banners have risen

The orange banners have more impact than the dark grey of 2014.

I’ve also heard there are some new bike racks downtown. I’m hoping for a fresh and lively downtown Fernie this summer. I’m sure the bike racks were very expensive but it only encourages people to get away from their cars and that’s not a bad thing.

An Evening Showcasing Fernie’s Creatives

fernie downtown 2nd ave

Last night Fernie showcased some of it’s finest at two separate events – Fernie Banner Project Launch and Read Local BC at Fernie Heritage Library.

The Banner Project is an opportunity for local artists to show off their work downtown Fernie and, eventually, along Highway 3. The artists (jewelery makers, painters, glass blowers, potters etc) are so different, both in age and styles, and I’m always so thrilled to be part of it.

Stories From The Summit – I was a bit late and had to deck out early but I was glad I stopped by the library to check out the discussion and readings from two local authors : Angie Abdou and Gordon Sombrowski. They were talking about writing in Fernie and how it has impacted their work. We also got a little glimpse into their works in progress, which was my favorite part.

A great evening with so many people putting their work out there, which is a very brave thing to do.

2015 Fernie Banner Project Launch Day Local Author Discussion - mountain town living

Fernie Banner Project Launch At The Arts Station

Fernie Banner Launch Night at The Arts Station

My banner submission was accepted so I’ll be there. Will you? You can buy my banner for $100 and have it in your hands in about 2 years. Enticing, isn’t it? Either way, you should come out and eat some yummy food and see what the local artists have been creating. Let’s drink a glass of wine together.

From The Arts Station – Banner Project 2011 Launch

Spring has sprung, a new batch of banners has been hatched and the Seventh Annual Banner Project is officially ready to reveal the flags that have been selected to wave proudly over Victoria Avenue in remarkable downtown Fernie! Before they take flight down Victoria Avenue though, you are invited to see them all in their colourful glory at the Banner Project Launch at The Arts Station on April 14 at 7pm.

The Banner Project Launch is an exceptional way to celebrate the depth and variety of artists in the community. Part of the excitement, of course, is seeing what Fernie’s established artists have come up with, but the other part is discovering the art of people who aren’t as well known. From painting to pottery, the Banner Project exposes our city’s passion for art.

The finished banners will be unveiled at the Banner Project Launch at The Arts Station, on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm. as part of BC Arts and Culture Week. This is the time where you can sponsor a banner for just $100 and help add color and culture to our streets. Two years later, the banner is yours! After the banner has hung along Victoria (2nd) Avenue for a year it is then relocated along the highway for another. This project is possible thanks to the City of Fernie and the District Arts Council who underpin the project. But it is your sponsorship that makes the Project sustainable.

Interested sponsors can view all of the banners during the Banner Project Launch, but you will need to be fast. Banners are a hot commodity and look fantastic hanging in your own backyard or garden.