There was a great turnout at the launch of the Banner Project at the Arts Station in Fernie Thursday evening.
There were 34 works of art on display, from painting, quilting, photography, pottery and glass, all available for sponsorship at $100.
The banners will be hung along Victoria Avenue in downtown Fernie. After being on display for one year, the banners will spend another year lining the highway, before becoming the permanent property of their sponsors. Although the Banner Project is possible thanks to the City of Fernie and the Fernie Arts Council, sponsorship from the community is what makes it sustainable.