ART WALK
SEPT 16 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | DOWNTOWN

Fernie has a wealth of working artists.  Explore 12 galleries and studios and connect with local artists working in a variety of media.  Stop by the grounds of Fernie City Hall to meet local artists who do not have open studios and see artists working "en plein air".

Hosted by the Fernie Arts Station.
1 | FERNIE ART STATION

1 | FERNIE ART STATION

601 1ST AVENUE

The Arts Station – the home of Fernie & District Arts Council – is the hub of Fernie’s cultural scene. With two Art Galleries, a 100 seat Theatre, Craft and Painting Studio, Pottery Studio and Workshop/Meeting spaces, there’s always something going on…. The Art Station office is open 9am to 3pm weekdays (Monday through Friday) during which time you can view the current gallery exhibition, as well as, during events and when the Blue Toque Diner is open.
2 | POLAR PEEK BOOKS

2 | POLAR PEEK BOOKS

592 2ND AVENUE

Polar Peek Books is locally owned and operated since 1993. We are located in a beautifully restored turn of the century building in Historic Downtown Fernie. The Lizard Range, including Polar Peak (our name sake) creates a most spectacular backdrop to Fernie’s Victoria Ave. (2nd ave), the heart of this mountain town. If you want to explore Fernie and area we are your information destination with local hiking/biking maps and guidebooks. We stock the nature guide books you will need as well as local history books, gift books and postcards. We have a great selection of interesting titles to choose from for your reading pleasure, including fiction, outdoor adventure, current affairs, spirituality and health, to name a few.

Our vibrant children’s section is filled with books, award winning toys and treasures handpicked for their quality and character. Polar Peek Books is proud to offer a “special order” service for books you are having trouble finding or we do not regularly carry. We do our best to locate the book get your order here within 2 weeks.

We also now represent 5 artists who show their original artwork in the shop.
3 | FERNIE ARTS CO-OP

3 | FERNIE ARTS CO-OP

572 2ND AVENUE

Located in a beautiful heritage building at 572 2nd Avenue, the Fernie Art Co-op is a volunteer organization that provides a venue for local East Kootenay Artists to display and sell their work. The Fernie Arts Co-op is managed by a volunteer board of directors and abides by the B.C. Cooperatives Act.

The store features a wide variety of media, including original paintings, textiles, handmade jewelery, photography, pottery and fine art prints that portray the region and the lifestyle of the Elk Valley.
4 | STUDIO 562

4 | STUDIO 562

562 2ND AVENUE

Artist Leanne Stohert recently moved into this new downtown studio, which provides her with the freedom to communicate with studio visitors while painting. The subjects of her work bounce between landscapes with trees and dogs, both of which figure prominently in her daily walks.
5 | BRIAN POLLOCK STUDIO

5 | BRIAN POLLOCK STUDIO

530 2ND AVENUE

The work of this talented photographer features the landscapes of the Elk Valley region.
6 | STEPHANIE ROGERS GLASS AND ART STUDIO

6 | STEPHANIE ROGERS GLASS AND ART STUDIO

532 2ND AVENUE

Stephanie’s Glass & Art Studio is owned and operated by Stephanie Rogers. Stephanie has over 40 years of experience in creating a variety of glass pieces such as stained and sandblasted glass. She has created pieces for clients across British Columbia and Alberta. Besides creating larger glasswork, she also offers sandblasted glassware and slate.
7 | EYE OF THE NEEDLE GALLERY

7 | EYE OF THE NEEDLE GALLERY

260 5TH STREET

Eye of the Needle is a new artisan gallery and studio space in beautiful Fernie BC. Operated by mother and daughter duo Sandra and Florence Barrett, Eye of the Needle offers a space for artisans to gather and celebrate their craft.

Fernie Forge blacksmith Sandra Barrett incorporates glass and felt into her sculptural steel work and was inspired to forge a collaboration with two other women to showcase glass and felt in the gallery.

Katherine Russell, a glass artist from Elkford and Robin Wiltse, a fibre artist from Kaslo are both exhibiting and selling their beautiful and unique work in the space. There is a shared use of colour and texture between the three mediums – creating an unusual synergy that harmonizes with the atmosphere of the former Salvation Army church.

The gallery carries various works by a select group of artisans from Canada and around the world.
8 | CLAWHAMMER PRESS

8 | CLAWHAMMER PRESS

661 2ND AVENUE

Clawhammer Press was born of a winding journey through the mountainous terrain of small down graphic design. After working full-time as a graphic artist in Cranbrook, BC for a few years. Owner-operator Michael Hepher decided to get back to his roots. With some experience in historic trades as a blacksmith, Michael was keen to learn the origins of graphic arts by finding out how to hand-set type. A well-placed question with the local printer landed a large press and a palette of gear in his garage. 8 years later hand-set type and letterpress printing has become a larger part of his life than even he thought possible.

Michael has a passion for art in many forms, focusing now on letterpress printing and painting. The Clawhammer Letterpress & Gallery features a working letterpress studio, retail ephemera, and fine art gallery featuring local and Canadian artists.
9 | ANGELA MORGAN STUDIO

9 | ANGELA MORGAN STUDIO

661 2ND AVENUE

Angela Morgan’s work celebrates humanity through the use of colour, pattern and line.

Her human figures express the poses of life; the jubilation of dance, the contemplation of parenthood, and the melancholy of summer’s end. Colours fuse and meld to achieve gesture; transforming abstract images into living moments.

Angela Morgan (née Harlton) lives and works in Fernie, B.C. The completion of her Bachelor in fine arts degree (BFA) in April of 2000 ended a ten year stretch of university education. Angela attended Bismarck State College in North Dakota, Concordia University in Montreal, University of Regina, and finally the University of Calgary.

Angela is represented in galleries across Canada, in the United States and Switzerland.
10 | KYLE HAMILTON STUDIO

10 | KYLE HAMILTON STUDIO

341C 3RD AVENUE

Kyle didn’t plan on becoming a photographer when he grew up.

He went to university, and got myself two degrees, but decided becoming a dentist, a surgeon, or a lawyer wasn’t quite right for him. He was given an old Canon AE-1 by my father, and he set out to travel the world. He spent a lot of time in mountain environments, and when he came back to Canada, he ended up settling in Fernie, BC. His love for the mountains has led him to focus his photography on mountain inspired activities. Whether he is on the side of a mountain in -25C winter conditions with snow blowing all around me shooting for a heliskiing client, or next to a gentle mountain stream in the summer with wedding clients, shooting outside in the mountains has become his specialty, and what gets Kyle out of bed in the morning.

Kyle is working with the Fernie Museum on the This Is Fernie portrait project. Stop in during Chautauqua and Fall Fair to have a free portrait taken for inclusion in the Museum's 2017 Canada 150 exhibit.
11 | SARAH PIKE POTTERY

11 | SARAH PIKE POTTERY

1480 McDONALD AVENUE

Sarah majored in ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was then a student at Colorado University in Boulder and went on to do graduate studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Along the way she started a family, lived in a barn and helped run her husband's family ranch. Six years ago they decided to make the big move to Fernie, BC. Saying goodbye to the ranch and cows was tough, but it opened the door to more studio time. Of course, living in a mountain town, they take breaks for big snow days in the winter and mountain-biking and lake da
10 | FERNIE LOG CARVER

10 | FERNIE LOG CARVER

1439 McDONALD AVENUE (JCT. HIGHWAY 3)

Kyle didn’t plan on becoming a photographer when he grew up.

He went to university, and got myself two degrees, but decided becoming a dentist, a surgeon, or a lawyer wasn’t quite right for him. He was given an old Canon AE-1 by my father, and he set out to travel the world. He spent a lot of time in mountain environments, and when he came back to Canada, he ended up settling in Fernie, BC. His love for the mountains has led him to focus his photography on mountain inspired activities. Whether he is on the side of a mountain in -25C winter conditions with snow blowing all around me shooting for a heliskiing client, or next to a gentle mountain stream in the summer with wedding clients, shooting outside in the mountains has become his specialty, and what gets Kyle out of bed in the morning.

Kyle is working with the Fernie Museum on the This Is Fernie portrait project. Stop in during Chautauqua and Fall Fair to have a free portrait taken for inclusion in the Museum's 2017 Canada 150 exhibit.
ART ON THE LAWN
SEPT 16 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | CITY HALL LAWN
Located on the lawn at City Hall, this artisan fair offers a chance to meet local artists who do not have open studios and see artists working "en plein air". Featured artists include members of the Fernie Visual Arts Guild, artist Vanessa Croome and photographer Mark Locki.
Hosted by the Fernie Arts Station.
EN PLEIN AIR ART DEMONSTRATIONS

EN PLEIN AIR ART DEMONSTRATIONS

FERNIE VISUAL ARTS GUILD