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Britannia Mine Museum's annual Copper & Fire Arts event returns

Catch local artists Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Would you like to pick up something special for yourself or start your holiday shopping early? 

Here’s an opportunity to get some unique gifts. 

The Britannia Mine Museum’s annual Copper & Fire Arts community event is back on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual event features local and B.C. artists displaying their unique metal and earthen crafts. 

"The event celebrates the arts, and visitors can come experience the unique and creative ways minerals from the Earth can be showcased through art," reads a news release about the event.

The family-friendly Copper & Fire Arts features earth-inspired jewelry, sculpture, copper work, gemstone art, pottery and painting, all inspired by the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

“Our annual Copper & Fire Arts event is our signature fall community gathering to show the connections between mined materials and the arts, and to illustrate the importance of mining in our everyday lives,” said Elena Whitman, guest services manager at the Britannia Mine Museum, in the release. “Our goal is to showcase local B.C. artists, explore their visions and learn how they create unique pieces of earthen arts using mined materials.”

Artists this year include Brackendale's own Angela Muellers. She is a classically trained portrait and landscape artist.

Local Martin Vseticka, an award-winning jewelry designer, will also be on hand with his gold and silver work.

Mission jewelry maker Ania Kyte will be showing her latest wares. She also will provide hands-on instruction to students interested in the art of glass bead making.

Vancouver jewelry artist Hazel Cruse is back with her custom handmade pieces.

Finally, Wayne Buhler of North Vancouver will be showcasing his oil painting on copper. 

And there will be music. 

Coldwater Road, Canadian indie folk/rock musicians, will be performing. 

 The band is releasing a new album this year focusing on Canadian History, including the song “The Mine and the Mill,” which was inspired by a visit to the Britannia Mine Museum, the release states.

The Britannia Mine Museum recommends pre-purchasing tickets online as events tend to sell out. For more event details and to purchase tickets online, go to



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