Explore Fernie’s galleries and working studios on a self-guided tour. Meet the artists and discover the subjects and styles that inspire our artists and artisans.
Stroll through historic downtown Fernie past charming rose-gold and red brick architecture, enjoy spectacular views in every direction and take in some unique art installations.
601 1st Ave | 250-423-4842 | theartsstation.com | Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
The hub of Fernie’s cultural scene. Two art galleries, 100-seat theatre, craft and painting studio, pottery studio and workshop/meeting spaces.
501 1st Ave
Outside on the back deck of the Royal Hotel is a large-scale graffiti wall mural by Liam Monahan and a vintage truck, hand painted in surrealist style by Milarkey.
In the alleyway behind Castle on 1st Avenue, a bright and colourful mural depicting a famous local scene - do you recognize it?
1232 6th Ave | By Appointment Only | 1.250.946.6400 | clawhammer.ca
Clawhammer Press is the only Letterpress shop in Western Canada that operates in full view of the public.
341c 3rd Ave 250-423-0904 | khphotograph.com
Open regularly or by appointment. A wedding and lifestyle photography studio with a studio space for portraits and fine art landscape gallery prints.
At City Hall, 501 3rd Ave
A charming and unique tribute to Fernie’s heritage on City Hall grounds. Small-scale iron sculptures by Fernie Forge & The Face of the Miner by Jeff De Boer. Interpretive panels and gardens.
401 4th Ave | 250-423-2671 | fernieforge.ca | fernieforge.ca | Thur-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 11:30am-5:30pm
Artisan gallery & studio in a heritage building featuring metal work from Fernie Forge and others, plus fibre art, candles, glasswork and one-on-one felting classes. Don’t miss the multi-media ‘Blue Fern’ sculpture outside, tucked beside the gallery.
491 2th Ave | 250-423-7016 ferniemuseum.com | Daily 10am-5:30pm
Thought-provoking rotating art exhibitions on the 1st floor gallery and permanent ‘This is our Fernie’ exhibition on the ground floor.
532 2nd Ave | 250-423-3944 | stephaniesglass.ca | Tues-Fri 10:30am-5pm Sat 10:30am-4pm
Working stained glass and sandblasting studio. Stephanie’s custom pieces have been exhibited worldwide. Gallery features work from other local artists.
532 B 2nd Ave 250-430-7114 | brianpollock.ca | Open regularly or by appointment
Fine art photography gallery offering high quality large- format photo printing. A gallery selling original prints and framed artwork.
562 2nd Ave | leannstothert.com | Sat 12-4pm or by appointment
Leanne’s studio and gallery space features canvas paintings of landscapes, animals and scenes of children playing.
572 2nd Ave | 250-423-7044 fernieartscoop.com | Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 12-4pm
Art from over 60 local artists including handmade jewellery, photography, original paintings, textiles, pottery, and sculpture portraying the region and lifestyle of the Elk Valley.
1439 MacDonald Ave/Hwy 3 | 250-423-0552 | Open regularly or by appointment
Michael A. Penny’s working studio gallery producing finely detailed wood sculptures. Open regularly or by appointment.
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
1480 McDonald Ave | 250-430-7937
Unique, slab-built pots with personality, beauty and a little attitude. Products are sold from a small display area in Sarah’s home studio in West Fernie, and internationally.
86 Ridgemont Drive | 250-423-4979
Fine art painter and mixed media artist working in a variety of semi-abstract and realism styles.