The Fernwood Art Stroll is back! – June 11 & 12, 2022

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, from 11am to 4pm.

The Fernwood Art Stroll is a collection of neighbourhood artist and artisans who gather annually to plan an unjuried studio tour to show the public their wares. This is a chance to meet the creators in their home studios and yards […]

By |June 7th, 2022|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

Join the Fernwood Art Stroll – Applications now open for 2022

Calling all artists and artisans, applications now open

›› Fernwood Art Stroll

We are now taking membership ­applications for artists and artisans for the 2022 Fernwood Art Stroll (FAS). The early bird discount fee is available if received by December 31, 2021. No applications will be considered after March 1, 2022.

The dates for the 2022 Stroll are […]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

Femmes Risin’ in Fernwood

New mural a labour of love, community, and dreaming within Black & Indigenous Futures

›› Stephanie Papik

When I first purchased 1919 Fernwood Road in 2019, I ­envisioned a mural along the driveway entrance, a mural on the back of the building, or possibly one inside. I shared this dream with good friend and artist Nicole Neidhardt. […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Artist's Aside, Indigenous Voices|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll – September 4 & 5, 2021

The 13th annual ­Fernwood Art Stroll ­artists are looking ­forward to the new dates of the stroll – September 4th & 5th from 11am to 4pm

›› Jo Vipond

The Fernwood Art Stroll is back after a long 16 months and last year’s art stroll being cancelled.

The artists will be opening their respective studios and will give […]

By |August 9th, 2021|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

Nicole Neidhardt, 1919 Fernwood Road

@navabear12 |

Mural: Femmes Risin’

Artist Bio: Nicole Neidhardt is Diné (Navajo) of Kiiyaa’áanii Clan on her mother’s side, a blend of European ancestry on her father’s side and is from Santa Fe, NM.  She has a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from OCAD University.  Nicole’s Diné identity is the heart of her practice […]

By |June 11th, 2021|Artist's Aside, Murals|0 Comments

Leya Tess, 1301 Gladstone Ave alley

@leyatess |

Bio: Leya Tess is an interdisciplinary artist who swims out between the islands of Art/Science and East/West. She comes from a hyphenated Hong Kong Chinese-Swedish-British background and uses mark-making and intervention to bring attention to ecological structures. A former Fernwood resident, she now spends most of her time on Sla-dai-aich (Denman Island).

About the mural: Leya’s mural […]

By |June 11th, 2021|Artist's Aside, Murals|0 Comments

Emily Thiessen, 1358 Gladstone Ave

@archipelagic |

Bio: Emily Thiessen is an illustrator and climate justice organizer who likes creative troublemaking. She comes from Malaysian-Chinese and Mennonite roots and grew up on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

About the mural: Rock Bay Creek flows underground a block away from SOMA. This mural imagines what it might have looked like when it was above-ground and full of […]

By |June 11th, 2021|Artist's Aside, Murals|0 Comments