Copper and Fire is an art event at the Britannia Mine Museum in September where local artists showcase art made from copper, fire and materials “of the earth”.
In 2023 the event takes place on Saturday, September 16th.
For the attraction’s official website, visit britanniaminemuseum.ca.
Copper & Fire Event at Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine used to be the biggest copper mine in the British Empire when it was active. The mine hasn’t been worked for decades. The site is now a museum and national historic site that celebrates copper and the history of mining in the area.
Copper and Fire is a unique art exhibition where a half dozen or so local artists display various pieces of art made with a copper and fire theme. In 2023 the event celebrates its 19th year.
Location and Admission
Access to the Copper and Fire event is included with general admission to the museum. As of the beginning of September, 2023, admission costs around $40 for adults and $36 for seniors and students. Teenagers cost around $30 and children ages 5 to 12 are $22.
The museum is open from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, but the Copper and Fire event only runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 16th, in 2023. When you buy your regular admission ticket to the museum that day you get to enjoy the Copper and Fire Celebration activities for free!
For full details about the Copper & Fire Celebration, visit the Britannia Mine Museum website.
What to Expect
Copper and Fire is a small but very interesting art exhibition. And it’s at one of Canada’s most interesting museums! The art-themed event features artists who work in different styles. The artists display and sell their art, but also demonstrate and talk about how it is made.
Since admission to Copper and Fire is included with general admission, it makes September 16th an extra good day to head up the Sea to Sky Highway to visit the area. The museum is already an exceptional place to visit on its own, and having beautiful pieces of art to look at on top of the regular exhibits only enhances the experience.
The artists participating in the 2023 Copper and Fire event are the following:
- Angela Muellers – a painter from Brackendale, just outside of Squamish
- Byron Anderson – a visual artist from Whitehorse
- Hazel Cruse – a jeweller from Vancouver
- Jim Unger – a copper artist from the Fraser Valley
- Martin Vseticka – a jeweller from Whistler
- Valeri Sokolovski – a sculptor and painter from Ukraine
For more details about the attraction and its Copper & Fire Celebration event, visit the Britannia Mine Museum website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Sea to Sky Region
- Britannia Mine Museum
- Boom! Attraction at Britannia Mine
- Best Places for History & Culture
- Lower Mainland Educational Places
- Vancouver’s September Events Calendar