Paint, community, & telephone poles

Paint-a-pole on ­Saturday, ­September 8th on Fernwood’s Pole ­Painting Day—it’s free!

›› Mila Czemerys

Fernwood has become known for our quirky, colourfully painted telephone poles. Where did all these paintings come from, you ask?

Fernwood started painting our telephone poles on a large scale in 2011. At the time, our telephone poles were not looking so spiffy; many were […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Artist's Aside, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll – June 9 & 10, 2018

On June 9th & 10th, check out the many ­Fernwood-based artists in our annual Art Stroll

›› Margaret Hantiuk

This year, the 11th Annual Fernwood Art Stroll will be taking place over the ­weekend of June 9th and 10th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There will be artists and artisans opening up their studios and showing their art […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Events|0 Comments

Interested in joining the 2018 Fernwood Art Stroll?

The 11th Annual ­Fernwood Art Stroll is being organized now

›› Margaret Hantiuk

This fun community event is a tour of neighbourhood artist and artisan—craftspeople, makers of things—studios for a show and sale. It will be held this year on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday June 10th from 11am to 4pm.

To participate you must have a studio […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll celebrates 10 years

Culture, creativity and community
Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th – 11am-4pm
Throughout Fernwood

>> Margaret Hantiuk

Please join us on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11 to 4 for the 10th Annual Fernwood Art Stroll. This year there are 15 artist studios to visit, including the several artists in the Pandora Arts Collective, at the […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Events, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Cate Webb and Black Cat Tattoo

>> Ross Currie

Have you seen the Black Cat around Fernwood?

Have you seen the Black Cat around Fernwood? It takes the form of a hand-poke tattoo studio and community art space opened up in August, owned and operated by Cate Webb.

Webb got into hand poke tattooing by way of stick and poke. “I got into stick […]

By |January 15th, 2017|Artist's Aside, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Tony Sprackett: Art activist advocate

Photographer Tony Sprackett has been around the ­neighbourhood for a very long time

›› Jillian Player

In the early 80s, he worked at the ­Prancing Pony Restaurant before ­becoming ­part-owner, turning it into the Soho ­Village Bistro. Additionally, he is a long-time ­resident at Spring Ridge Housing Co-op, the president of the Fernwood ­Community Association (a position […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Artist's Aside, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll – June 11 & 12, 2016

Take a stroll through Fernwoodian art studios

>> Jillian Player

In 2007, an idea was hatched by a few local artists to open their studios to the public. Using their own funds (and with lots of support from both Fernwood NRG and the Fernwood Inn) the first Fernwood Art Stroll was born. Along with the creation of […]

By |June 5th, 2016|Artist's Aside, Events, News, Village Vibe|0 Comments