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Exploring the Fernie Art Walk

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.


1 | THE ARTS STATION

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.

2 | THE ROYAL HOTEL

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.

3 | AIDEN LINDSAY MURAL

In the alleyway behind Castle on 1st Avenue, a bright and colourful mural depicting a famous local scene - do you recognize it?

4 | CLAWHAMMER LETTERPRESS

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.

5 | KYLE HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY

341c 3rd Ave 250-423-0904 | khphotograph.com
Open regularly or by appointment. Kyle's gallery and studio space exhibits fine art landscape gallery print from all over the Elk Valley.

6 | THE MINER’S WALK

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. 

7 | EYE OF THE NEEDLE

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.

8 | FERNIE MUSEUM

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.

9 | STEPHANIE’S GLASS

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.

 

10 | BRIAN POLLOCK GALLERY

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.

11 | STUDIO 562

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.

12 | FERNIE ARTS CO-OP

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. 

13 | CHAINSAW CARVER

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

14 | SARAH PIKE POTTERY

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.

 

15 | KATHY STEAD – VISUAL ARTIST

86 Ridgemont Drive | 250-423-4979
Fine art painter and mixed media artist working in a variety of semi-abstract and realism styles.

16 | ALL KINDS OF BEAUTY

691 2nd Avenue | The Beanpod
The design for 'All Kinds of Beauty' by Michael Hepher was selected from six applicants, and the final piece was completed in October 2019 with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.

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