A Fernwood Story

›› Susan Sanford Blades

My debut novel, Fake It So Real, was ­conceived around the same time I moved to Fernwood nine years ago and I think this is no coincidence. How could I not be inspired to create in this land of painted hydro poles; this place where a man is lauded simply for blowing […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Calling all Fernwood-based artists and artisans

›› CarrolAnn Smedley

The Fernwood Art Stroll Group has begun organizing for the 2021 Fernwood Art Stroll.

It will be held during the month of June in our Fernwood community. If you are interested in opening your yard, or studio for showing, or selling your work, or if you are a performance-based individual or group, we would […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Artist's Aside, Buzz, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Community within a community

›› Mike Emme & Beth Threlfall

The Pandora Arts Collective Society (PACS), a Fernwood fixture for nearly 15 years now, offers a twice-weekly facilitated open studio focused on community, ­creativity, and mental health.

When the COVID-19 lockdowns began in March, the PACS studios in the ­Fernwood Community Association temporarily closed; in response, PACS—a registered non-profit and charity—shifted […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

Fernwood Art Stroll 2019 Call-out

Calling all Fernwood-based artists and ­artisans

›› Margaret Hantiuk

The Fernwood Art Stroll organizing ­committee is meeting now to organize the 2019 Fernwood Art Stroll which will be held in June. If you are interested in opening your studio to the public for show and sale of your work, and would like to join a dynamic group […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Artist's Aside|0 Comments

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