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Art On The Lawn At Chautauqua

Art on the Lawn - Fernie Artists on City Hall Grounds for Chautauqua Fall Fair

From facebook event page:

“Art on the Lawn is an opportunity for the public to experience local Fernie art, meet the artists and see them work! A truly unique experience as part of Chautauqua!

The Fernie Visual Arts Guild and individual artists will display their art for viewing and sale. Fernie artists Laura Nelson, Brianne Chisholm and Vanessa Croome can be seen live painting throughout the event.

Fifteen local artists are creating a selection of original work especially for ArtExpo2018 being displayed for your enjoyment and appreciation during Art the Lawn. Everyone is encouraged to wander around the three sided easels to view the varied works of our artists. Participating artists are Amanda Haugrud, Aidan Barnes, Melanie MacVoy, Vanessa Croome, Pru Harshan, Brina Schenk, Brianne Chisholm, Megan Haeusler, Judy Winter, Kathy Stead, Dorothy Sharp, Tyra Collombin, Laura Nelson, Pat Moore, Leanne Stothert.

In addition look for the WonderWalk installment at Art on the Lawn. Fernie artist Brina Schenk has created a new series of original paintings which form a wonderful story for kids and adults alike.

Cover artwork: Laura Nelson”

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An Evening Of Dumpster Art

Dumpster Art - Out Of The Box - all artists
Above: Out of the Box Dumpster Project  2015

I’ve been participating in the Dumpster Art Project for a few years now and this year I will once again paint a garbage bin. Each year I’m more and more hesitant to join because Dumpster Art day always falls on the hottest day of the summer and my bin is always in the sunniest part of the street. I’m not so good with direct sunlight for 8 hours straight, especially now that I’m living with vitaligo. This year, however, The Arts Station has changed things up a bit. It’s now an evening affair with a DJ and beer tent and good chill vibes. I’m extremely happy with this decision. So, if you’re looking for a cool night out on June 30th, myself and a handful of other local artists will be tackling some enormous blank canvases and could use a little heckling.

From The Arts Station’s website: “The Arts Station in partnership with The City of Fernie is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for the 5th Annual; ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project’. Out of the Box is a project in which 6-12 commercial trash and recycling dumpsters are transformed into works of public art by regional artists. The dumpsters will be painted in a live art event from 4-9pm on June 30th, with live music and a bar in Station Square.”

Out Of The Box Dumpster Art Day In Fernie

Dumpster Art - Out Of The Box - all artists

There were so many amazing artists working on dumpsters again this year. There was some really impressive work happening at Out Of The Box Dumpster Art Day. But there wasn’t just dumpster painting going on, the organizers had put together a few awesome free art projects for those who came down – trucker hat designs, button making, paint a square on the community dumpster or grab some spray paint and make some art on a canvas. It was like a really cool block party and I was so excited to be part of it. There is word that it will continue again next year. I hope so. I’m in!

Also, it’s important to note, all the dumpsters in my photos are in progress.  You should check out the final pieces around town! See if you can spot all 9 of them.

laura nelson - gets to paint afterall out of the box - free art activities out of the box - trucker hat art - free activity