The arts have always been important at Fernwood. Founder Kay Boydston was a weaver, dyer, silversmith, miniaturist, needleworker, and printmaker. That tradition continues in periodic exhibits of work from Fernwood’s early days and in monthly classes offered by the Niles Handweavers Guild. The Clark Art Gallery displays art on nature and garden themes in exhibits that change bimonthly. The work of local sculptors is occasionally showcased in the gardens. Even the landscapes at Fernwood are works of art, being carefully designed to complement the natural areas nearby.
Fernwood offers concerts throughout the year. Classical artists perform outdoors on the second Sunday of each month from May through September. Folk and holiday music is offered during the holidays, acoustic music is played at outdoor festivals, and special chamber concerts are offered from time to time. For a complete schedule, see the Calendar of Events or call Fernwood.