Join The Arts Station in Fernie for a fun and festive month of holiday activities. There is something for everybody and for all ages!
New this year is the Community Advent Calendar. From December 1-23 a wooden advent window will be opened daily to reveal an amazing piece of holiday themed art. These windows will be prominently displayed in storefronts along Victoria Avenue and Highway 3 and will have a painted number on the outside, the number corresponds to the day on which it is to be opened and its creative surprise revealed! These advent art windows will not only highlight the stunning artistic talent that we are fortunate to have but will decorate your days with creative cheer! As a bonus, jot down where the windows are located and drop off or email your answers to The Arts Station after December 24 for a chance to win a fantastic basket full of all of the things you will need to start off 2014 feeling inspired.
Other great highlights include free all ages concerts by the Fernie Chamber Orchestra, Shred Kelly and Vancouver’s most festive and funky jazz group, the B3 Kings. Seating is limited, so make sure that you pop into The Arts Station to pick up your ticket for one or all of these great performances. Tickets are mandatory for all shows.
Returning for the third time is our personal favourite, the Shortbread Showdown. Bakers of all kinds are encouraged to enter a batch of their best and brightest holiday shortbread. Judging is done by voting with your cents and putting a donation into the jar or jars of your favourite cookies. All voting proceeds are to be directed towards our next public art project. Want to challenge your neighbour or coworker to a bakeoff? December 22 is the time and The Arts Station is the place. Will Margaret Berard and Gramma’s Shortbread take the title for the third year in a row? Have a cookie and support the arts at the same time.
Please visit www.theartsstation.com for complete What the Dickens activities and times. Most importantly, this great holiday festival and other cultural events would not be possible without the generous support of our great sponsors: Teck, the City of Fernie, the Resort Municipality Initiative, the Stanford Resort and the Blue Toque Diner.