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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.”

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If you haven’t already check out the exhibit by Rebecca Vaughan, you should. At the Arts Station until September 28th, 2015.

Gallery Opening For Fernie’s Visual Arts Guild Tonight

girl pictureVisual Arts Guild
“OUTSIDE THE BOX:  Two workshops from a CKCA/CBT grant”

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 30th at 7pm
Exhibit Continues Until: Monday, August 24th

The August Gallery Show at the Arts Station is a display by the Visual Arts Guild members and friends.  In 2014 the Guild applied for and received a grant from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance/Columbia Basin Trust. Read more here…

Strength in Numbers – Works by Arts Station Volunteers – Opening Reception At The Arts Station

The Arts Station - Volunteer's Exhibit
From The Arts Station: Tuesday, June 30, 7pm at The Arts Station – 601 1st Avenue. Exhibit Continues until Tuesday, July 26

The Arts Station is privileged to have so many volunteers who are not only generous with their time but are also fantastic artists. This gallery exhibit will feature the work of some of the many people who ensure that The Arts Station continues to offer new and exciting arts and culture programs to the community. Events like the Lantern Fest and the Indie Films Fernie Series would not be possible without the tireless assistance of our volunteers. This month we are seeking to highlight their efforts by highlighting their artistic works.

The opportunities to volunteer at The Arts Station are as varied as the mediums people create in. We have amazing people who assist with the gallery, films, concerts, gardens, pottery studio, and even helping to guide the direction of The Arts Station by volunteering to be on the Board or one of the many Committees.

Although words can never say thank you enough we are hoping that by showcasing our volunteers talents we are able to expose community members as well as visitors to what we here have known forever – that our volunteers are amazing in every sense!

Visit The Arts Station gallery before July 26 in order to view these beautiful works.

The Kid Belo’s Graffiti And Public Art Workshop Weekend In Fernie

The KidBelo Graffiti Artist Workshop In Fernie BC
The KidBelo, graffiti artist from Calgary, is in Fernie from January 14th to 16th to spend some time with those who are interested in this awesome-when-done -right public art form.

Sign up for this original workshop by contacting College Of The Rockies – 250-423-4691 or 1-866-423-4691. fernie@cotr.bc.ca

Cost: Ages 15 to 19 $25 plus materials / Ages 19+ $50 plus materials
Schedule: Friday – 4 – 7pm / Saturday – 10am – 4pm / Sunday – Live Painting   Event by the Instructor

Art On Fire – Lantern Making Meeting

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Last night a few of us got together to discuss the possibilities in designing a lantern…and there are many many possibilities. Sometimes it seems overwhelming but then we’re reminded that a lantern could be a mason jar with some paint on it. Of course, there are those who enjoy the challenge and creative aspect of building something original.

A few key points made, that might be nice to share with everyone:
• Art On Fire will only succeed with the help of the community. It takes certain people to come out to the meetings, find out what’s going on and then spread the word. There are lots of people out there who would love to contribute but the information doesn’t get to them.
Art On Fire is not just for The Arts Station members. It’s for everyone, individuals, businesses, organizations, of all ages and sizes.
• The bigger more extravagant lanterns will take more time and energy but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming project that you take on yourself. If you have a design idea, get some friends to help figure out the logistics of lighting, assembly, colours etc.
• You keep your lantern!
• The Arts Station is offering their space and materials to those who want to make lanterns. Available times to come in are:
Mon Oct 25 from 6 to 9 pm
Tues Oct 26 from 6 to 9 pm
Wed Oct 27 from 6 to 9 pm
Mon Nov 1 from 6 to 9 pm
Tues Nov 2 from 6 to 9 pm
Wed Nov 3 from 6 to 9 pm
Thurs Nov 4 from 6 to 9 pm
Fri Nov 5 from 6 to 9 pm
Sun Nov 7 from 1 to 5 pm
Wed Nov 10 from 10 am to 5 pm

20th Anniversary Exhibit of The Arts Station – July 29th, 2010

The Arts Station Fernie BC - 20th Anniversary
Opening Reception July 29 at 7 pm – Continues until August 23.

How did The Arts Station become The Arts Station? A month-long celebration of the beginnings of arts and culture in Fernie are highlighted by archival photos and the personal accounts of the stresses, sweat and humour that went into turning the old, dilapidated station into the proud building of today. Follow the single idea of a small group as it emerges from pipe dream into a reality.