The Arts Station the hub of Fernie’s cultural scene.
The Arts Station features an art gallery, 100-seat theatre, craft, painting, and pottery studios, and workshop/meeting spaces, and hosts regular concerts, exhibitions, dramatic performances, and workshops. Rental space is available for the community and visiting performers, and the station is also home to a diverse and vibrant community of fine artists.
Stroll along the platform or enjoy a bite in The Blue Toque Diner, offering Canadian comfort food five days a week.
Visit Eventbrite for current tickets available for sale online.
HISTORY OF THE ARTS STATION:
The former Canadian Pacific Railway Station was built around 1908, after Fernie’s second fire. When railways ruled the world of transportation and communication, it was the center of intense activity. The dilapidated building was gifted to the city of Fernie by CPR, and thanks to an overwhelming volunteer force, in 1986 it was moved a few meters from its original site, renovated, repainted and refurbished, as the new home for the arts in Fernie.
The original lobby is a gallery, the ticket office is a restaurant, the baggage room is a 100-seat theatre, the upstairs apartment is a multi-purpose workshop, meeting room and craft studio. The Arts Station is the home of Fernie & District Arts Council.
See inside the Arts Station on Google Tour: