Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 6 - Fall 2017 - Page 9

Gillbilly Fest Fall is the season of culture in Fernie and 2017 is set to be one of the best seasons yet. Highlights to watch for include a weekend with Olympian Catherine Pendrel on Sep 29-Oct 1, the new Elk Valley Pride Festival on October 11-15, and a new Fall Food Fair for Sparwood on September 14. For event details visit tourismfernie.com/events 2nd Annual Gillbilly Fest MUSIC – FISHING – FOOD PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DOUG SWINTON September 29-October 1 October 28-29 | ELKFORD ART STUDIO The annual Gillbilly Festival returns for more tunes and tackle than you can shake a stick at. Bring your fishing pole and your stringed things and settle in for a weekend of jamming, fishing, feasting and fine times. The Festival welcomes Juno-award winning banjo- building duo Pharis & Jason Romero, fly-fishing and performing duo Jim and Lynda McLennan, and Chris Coole will return to round out the line-up. Fall Craft Fair September 30 | Fernie Community Centre An annual event showcasing and selling local and area made arts, crafts, food and everything in between! Where the ‘Buy Local’ movement is real. The Elkford Arts Council is hosting internationally acclaimed artist Doug Swinton to teach a two day painting workshop at the Elkford Arts Studio. Each day will start with a painting demonstration followed by a one hour tutorial. The first day will focus on composition fundamentals where they will discuss how to choose good photographs for making a painting and examine finished paintings. The second day will be a colour mixing lecture. Each afternoon will be a paint along as the instructor helps each student with their paintings. Limited space. Fee: $200. Call 250-433-7007 to reserve. 9