GALLERIES & ARTWALK LOCATIONS
ALL KINDS OF BEAUTY – MURAL
Corner of 7th Street & 2nd Ave on the side of Beanpod . # ferniemuralproject A feature mural by Michael Hepher depicting the hopes , dreams and aspirations of Fernie .
THE ARTS STATION & A HARDY TOWN – CULTURAL CENTRE & SCULPTURE
601 1st Ave | theartsstation . com The hub of Fernie ’ s cultural scene . Galleries , theatre , studios and workshop space . The permanent sculpture by Paul Reimer and Michael Hepher commemorates the 1908 Great Fire .
FERNIE ARTS CO-OP – GALLERY
572 2nd Ave | FB : fernieartscoop Featuring art by over 60 local artists including jewellery , photography , paintings , textiles , pottery , sculpture and cosmetics .
STUDIO 562 – GALLERY
562 2nd Ave | leannestothert . com Leanne ’ s studio and gallery space features original paintings of landscapes , animals and scenes of children playing .
BRIAN POLLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY – GALLERY
532B 2nd Ave | brianpollock . ca Fine art photography gallery offering high-quality large-format photo printing . Original prints and framed artwork on display and for sale .
STEPHANIE ’ S GLASS & ART STUDIO – GALLERY
532 2nd Ave | stephaniesglass . ca Working stained glass and sandblasting studio . Meet the artist , whose work has been exhibited worldwide and can be seen around Fernie . Paintings and featured art by other local artists .
FERNIE MUSEUM – MUSEUM , GALLERY & GIFT SHOP
491 2nd Ave | ferniemuseum . com Permanent ‘ This is Our Fernie ’ exhibit on the ground floor tells the history of Fernie over the past 130 years . Rotating exhibits in the gallery . Giftshop featuring heritage-inspired gifts and local works .
EYE OF THE NEEDLE & BLUE FERN INSTALLATION – GALLERY & WORKSHOPS
260 5th St | fernieforge . ca Artisan gallery & working studio in a heritage building featuring metal work from Fernie Forge and others , plus fibre art , candles , glasswork and felting classes with Sandra Barrett . Blue Fern sculpture and other hand-crafted installations around the front door .
THE MINER ’ S WALK – SCULPTURE GARDEN
At City Hall , 501 3rd Ave A charming and unique tribute to Fernie ’ s mining heritage . Smallscale iron sculptures by Fernie Forge ; The Face of the Miner by Jeff De Boer ; Interpretive Panels & gardens .
H2 STUDIO – GALLERY
591 2nd Ave , entrance on 6th St | tarahiggins . com Featuring paintings by Tara Higgins and pottery by Kerri Holmes . New location coming Fall 2020 featuring more Canadian artists .
As you stroll , drop by Fernie ’ s coffee shops and boutique stores to find art-for-sale and unique local gifts . Locations include Gi ’ ver Shirtworks , Infinitea , Polar Peek Books & Treasures , Freshies , Coal Town Goods , Big Bang Bagels , The Green Petal and Ace Ferguson Pop-up Shop .
Around Fernie there ’ s even more to discover including guerilla art by Aiden Lindsay , Liam Monaghan , and Milarkey behind The Royal and The Castle on First , and an entire house hand-painted by Troy Cook behind the Raging Elk Hostel .
A 60ft historical mural can be seen inside the TD Bank , and a variety of artisan glass windows both old and new , can be seen at several historical buildings . At the Court House , the century-old tribute to fallen soldiers by Emmanuel Hahn is appreciated as a work of art . Wildlifeinspired chainsaw carvings by Michael A . Penny can be found at his open-air studio on Hwy # 3 in West Fernie . Visual Art by Kathy Stead on Ridgemont Drive and fine pottery by Sarah Pike on McDonald Ave are both open by appointment – see elkvalleyculture . com for details .