The Arts Station in Fernie is a turn-of-the-century railroad station converted to the cultural centre of the Elk Valley and the hub of Fernie, BC’s cultural scene.
With two art galleries, a 100 seat theatre, craft and painting studio, pottery studio and workshop / meeting spaces, there’s always something going on.
Annual programs include:
- Monthly art exhibits from local and national artists as well as the in-house Guilds (visual arts, pottery, quilters, spinners, weavers, drawing buddies.
- Fall, winter and summer concert series. In fall and winter, there is a 3-5 concert series held in the theatre with music ranging from folk, indie, country, classical, blues, swing, jazz and more. The summer takes the series out onto the deck and a 9-week outside concert series is held. Completely free in Station Square for the community. Music includes all of the above and world music, reggae and more.
- Indie films from September to May. First Sunday of every month, screened at the local cinema.
- Kids art clubs in school holidays and closure days. Plus singing lessons, pottery courses and a drama club throughout the year.
- Adult workshops include weekly Rumba and pottery.