Arts and culture

‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival featured an annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade, 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley events awarded almost $60,000 in provincial funding

Jazz festival and Canadian Track and Field Championships both receive money

 

Coffee, tea, and live music along with 88 art pieces at the opening ceremony for the 2022 ArtSpacific exhibiton. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LAC returns with annual art exhibition

Community invited to the opening ceremony

 

LAC’s day-long Fall and Open House event started with a magic show by Edward the magician. He performed magic tricks and twisted balloons for a young audience. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
LAC’s day-long Fall and Open House event started with a magic show by Edward the magician. He performed magic tricks and twisted balloons for a young audience. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Arts Council members are inviting the public to a free entertainment event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Arts Council hosts its first-ever fall fest

Magic show, live music, and more at the family friendly event in Aldergrove on Saturday

Langley Arts Council members are inviting the public to a free entertainment event. (Langley Advance Times files)
‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade through the village. The two-day event featured 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities, including a new Indigenous component. (Langley Advance Times files)

Money to help Fort Langley jazz fest expand its Indigenous initiatives

Annual jazz and arts festival receives $5,000 grant from Metro Vancouver

‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade through the village. The two-day event featured 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities, including a new Indigenous component. (Langley Advance Times files)
Meghan Bonnell, uses mosses, rocks, and all kinds of flora to make her creative art pieces. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Wait is finally over as Langley’s Arts Alive makes a comeback

Some vendors had registered two years in advance for the popular visual and performing arts fest

Meghan Bonnell, uses mosses, rocks, and all kinds of flora to make her creative art pieces. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rosemary Wallace (left) said the Langley entertainment scene will grow due to availability of “exceptional and a wide range” of talent here. (Langley Advance Times files)

Is Langley becoming a mecca for arts and entertainment lovers?

Locals in the arts community share their journey and contradicting opinions

Rosemary Wallace (left) said the Langley entertainment scene will grow due to availability of “exceptional and a wide range” of talent here. (Langley Advance Times files)
The annual Arts Alive event is entering its 27th year and will take place Aug. 20. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The annual Arts Alive event is entering its 27th year and will take place Aug. 20. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Barbara Sharp was one of the artists at a live painting event in Langley City’s Sendall Gardens. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Visitors catch local artists in action at Sendall Gardens

Langley City and Langley Arts Council organize Art in the Park event

Barbara Sharp was one of the artists at a live painting event in Langley City’s Sendall Gardens. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Jazz Fest organizers appreciative of how community came together

Biggest in its history, festival drew 60 bands, 300 musicians, and 15,000 spectators

  • Aug 2, 2022
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

110-year-old Aldergrove Fair Days returns to the community

This year’s theme to connect past and future means a real mix of entertainers

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers at the drive-up version of Aldergrove Fair 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Well-known Langley artist raising money for Critter Care

Susan Falk is showcasing her still-life and figurative paintings at a local gallery until June 24

Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in two ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
The exhibition will consist of paintings drawn from an ongoing series that interrogates the symbolic and associative power of colour through Victorian Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s The Wordless Book. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Paintings explore controversial issues in Fort Langley show

Edmonton-based Allen Ball covers colonization, racism, and more in latest exhibit

The exhibition will consist of paintings drawn from an ongoing series that interrogates the symbolic and associative power of colour through Victorian Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s The Wordless Book. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Panel discussions and concerts are part of the month-long exhibition

A Langley multi-media installation artist is collaborating with a local farm to…

Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)