Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Winter 2020-21 Edition - Page 32

Local artist Mike Hepher working on All Kinds of Beauty . is intended to reflect the impact the fire had on Fernie ’ s architecture and the City ordinance that followed , directing all future construction to be of fireproof material . This artwork is a testament to the tenacity of the people of Fernie and a reflection of the town that fell but was not fallen .
Newly installed on the sidewall of Beanpod at the corner of 2nd Avenue
& 7th Street , All Kinds of Beauty is a bright and welcoming new mural , also by Michael Hepher . The piece was designed to reflect the hopes , dreams , and aspirations of the community . The piece highlights many of the aspects of Fernie life , from industry and activity to our treasured Elk River and surrounding mountains . Share your selfies with # ferniemuralproject .
Adapting to current protocols , the Arts Station has implemented safe visiting practices to keep all guests and staff safe . All workshops must be booked in advance . When possible , creative programming including Club Cre8 for children and Paint Nights will continue .
Visit the gallery for a new visual arts exhibit each month : December : Gallery in the round and local artisan crafts January : Watercolours by Danielle Bossio ( virtual exhibit ) February : A Curated Ski & Snowboard Show March : Fabric Arts by Samantha Sedlowsky
In February , The Arts Station will launch a new outdoor art installation program , Moose on the Loose . A temporary public arts festival , the first installations will be hosted by the Fernie Nordic Society . Visit theartsstation . com for details of a physically-distant moose-themed scavenger hunt for the whole family to enjoy , and to find out where the Moose will be on the loose next !
601 1st Ave | 250-423-4842 theartsstation . com
cultural ATTRACTIONs ALL KINDS OF BEAUTY MURAL FERNIE MUSEUM On the side of Beanpod is a new mural by Michael Hepher reflecting the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Fernie and many of the features of the local landscape and community. Permanent & temporary displays, gift shop, special events, interpretive walks and local information. See feature, P10. Corner of 2nd Ave & 7th St. | See “A” on map on P21 Tag your photos with #ferniemuralproject BEANPOD CHOCOLATE Artisan producers of chocolate, coffee, gelato and macarons using traditional methods and equipment. 491 2nd Ave, Fernie | ferniemuseum.com 250-423-7016 FERNIE HERITAGE LIBRARY 3 floors of literature and reference materials plus regular events & programming. See feature, P24. 691 2nd Ave, Fernie | beanpod.ca | 778-519-5008 492 3rd Ave, Fernie | fernie.bclibrary.ca | 250-423-4458 See “B” on map on P21 ELKFORD VISITOR CENTRE FERNIE VISITOR CENTRE & OIL DERRICK Local information and maps, Elkford Living History interpretive displays and art glass installation by Katherine Russell. 750 Fording Drive, Elkford | 250-865-4015 | www.elkford.ca FERNIE BREWING COMPANY Expanded tasting room with 11 core brands & seasonal products. Branded merchandise, gifts & growlers. 26 Manitou Road, Fernie | ferniebrewing.com | 250-423-7797 FERNIE CITY HALL & MINER’S WALK Interactive interpretive panels, local Fernie Forge sculpture, and The Face of the Miner sculpture. 501 3rd Ave, Fernie | fernie.ca See “C” on map on P21 FERNIE COURT HOUSE & CENOTAPH Award-winning 1909 chateau-style building. Visitors welcome in grounds and grand entrance. 401 4th Ave, Fernie tourismfernie.com/activities/attractions/court-house See “D” on map on P21 FERNIE DISTILLERS Traveller information and displays, picnic area and Fairy Creek Falls trailhead. Last Standing wooden oil derrick in BC. 102 Commerce Road/Hwy 3, east side of Fernie tourismfernie.com/activities/attractions/oil-derrick MICHEL-NATAL HERITAGE KIOSK 6 panels interpreting the towns that used to be situated here, along with heritage, mining, and Ktunaxa Nation content. Kiosk is in two locations, one next to the Titan Truck in Sparwood, and second on Hwy #3 east of Sparwood at the site of former Michel Hotel. SPARWOOD VISITOR CENTRE & TEREX TITAN Traveler information, interpretive displays and the 1974 Terex Titan measuring 350 tonnes and 66ft long! 141 Aspen Drive, Sparwood | 250-425-2423 THE ARTS STATION An active and engaging space for creators and creatives with gallery, theatre, studio and meeting spaces. See feature, P16. 601 1st Ave, Fernie | theartsstation.com | 250-423-4842 THE VOGUE THEATRE Handcrafted artisan spirits and liqueurs featuring local produce. Small batch distillery, tasting room and cocktails. Classical-style independent theatre featuring the latest 2D & 3D screenings, vintage movies and more. Full concession and private arcade rentals. 531 1st Ave, Fernie | www.ferniedistillers.com 321 2nd Ave, Fernie | ferniemovies.com | 250-423-7111 32 32 tourismfernie.com 33 33