Looking for a super cool autumn outing? Head down the Sea to Sky to the Britannia Mine Museum for an art exhibit like no other. The museum is hosting their annual Copper & Fire arts event with a show that fittingly features metals, gems, and earthen crafts “mined from Mother Earth.”
An array of talented metal smiths, jewellers, glass workers, and wire artists from Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler will be exhibiting their wares in the cathedral like beauty of the iconic Mill No. 3. Admission to the Mine is 1/2 price for this family friendly event.
The all-natural artwork includes gleaming copper plate portraits, intricate wire trees, colourful glass lamp work, shiny copper art pieces and glittering metal-smithed gem jewellery.
This is not your typical art event — it’s a chance to meet and engage with artists in a unique setting that truly reflects the location’s history as one of the biggest copper mines in the Commonwealth. Kids and families can chat with artists, and see exciting live demonstrations from artists including glass forming, blow torching, and metal shaping. As well, there will be DIY activities so you and kids can make your own creations to take home.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the freshly restored Howe Sound Deck and Foundations outdoor exhibit located near the entrance of the Train Pavilion. Sitting 40 feet above the Sea to Sky Highway with breathtaking panoramic views of Howe Sound, Foundations explores Britannia’s colourful history and how mining has contributed to the community and province.
Copper and Fire Details
Time: September 15, 2018, from 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: Admission to the Mine for the Copper and Fire show is 1/2 price but the underground tour is not included – it is available for regular admission price.
Address: Britannia Mine Museum 1 Forbes Way Highway 99, BC.
This post is sponsored by Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic site and this summer’s greatest local adventure. Explore the history of the British Commonwealth’s largest copper mine, amid the stunning backdrop of Howe Sound. Ride the underground train, pan for gold, or check out their carbon exhibit today!
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