The Arts Station in Fernie. File photo

Fernie arts council launches public art survey

Fernie residents can how have their say on a new mural planned for downtown

Fernie residents can now have their say on the next public art project planned for the city.

The Fernie and District Arts Council has been awarded a public art grant by the Columbia Basin Trust for a mural that will reflect Fernie’s “heritage, culture, hopes, dreams and aspirations”.

FDAC is looking for community feedback to further define the mural’s theme and has launched a survey, which closes April 15.

Pick up a paper copy of the survey at The Arts Station, 601 1st Avenue, or fill out the survey online.

A request for proposal for the project is expected to go out to artists this month with a public art jury to make its selection in June.

The mural will be erected on the side of The Beanpod on 7th Street with installation slated for August/September.

It will be funded 80 per cent by Columbia Basin Trust ($24,400) and 20 per cent by the FDAC’s public art reserve ($6100).

For more information, visit If you have any questions, comments or concerns, email

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