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Arts, Culture & Heritage

Langley City is dedicated to working with community art organizations and artists to enhance and create spaces for arts and culture to thrive by supporting organizations, individuals and events in our community.

Calls to Artists

List of current opportunities available in Langley.

Celebrating Arts & Culture in Langley City

Call to Artists
Langley City Recreation, Culture and Community Services department is pleased to invite submissions for the Celebrating Arts & Culture in Langley City event, taking place from January 18-31, 2021.

Artists are encouraged to submit up to two works of art for consideration. All mediums are welcome including (but not limited to): cultural performances, dance, artwork, music, traditional dress, and recipes from around the world.

To learn more about the event read the exhibition notification.

 

How to Apply - Artist
Deadline is December 14, 2020

Events

List of upcoming arts, culture and heritage events

Ongoing - Langley Arts Council Exhibitions

Visit the Langley Arts Council to learn about their current and upcoming exhibitions.

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Jan 18-31, 2021 - Celebrating Arts and Culture in Langley City

January 18 to January 31, 2021

Langley City Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department invites artists of all ages, working in all mediums, to participate in a two-week exhibition and virtual showcase highlighting cultural performance, dance, artwork, music, traditional dress, and recipes from around the world.

The exhibition will include limited 2-D & 3-D submissions displayed in local business windows and a digital presentation of the other submissions on the Langley City website.

Call to Businesses
We are currently looking for business participants to host artwork in their storefront during the event. If you are located in Downtown Langley City and are interested in participating or wanting to learn more - click here.

Jan 24, 2021 - West Coast Chamber Music

Long-standing concert society, West Coast Chamber Music, is pleased to present Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, a work of great power and intensity. This piece is coupled with Canadian composer Heather Schmidt’s evocative Lunar Reflections for piano trio depicting various full moons: Blue Moon, Pink Moon, Wolf Moon, Snow Moon and Thunder Moon.

Pianists and LCMS faculty members Alan Crane and Holly Duff will be joined by cellist Rebecca Wenham and violinist Angela Cavados for this performance.

This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.

Concert: Starts at 3:00pm

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Feb 21, 2021 - The Vancouver Cello Quartet

The Vancouver Cello Quartet consists of stellar cellists Kevin Park,  Lee Duckles, Cristian Markos and Luke Kim. The group will perform a combination of original works and arrangements of works by composers such as Mozart, Albinoni, Ravel, Popper, Vivaldi, and tangos by Piazzolla and Gardel.

This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.

Concert: Starts at 3:00pm

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May 30, 2021 - Aurora Piano Trio

Two members of the Borealis String Quartet (violinist Yuel Yawney and cellist Sungyong Lim) have recently joined forces with pianist Libby Yu to form this trio. This dynamic trio will perform the famous Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 by Mendelssohn and movements from the Beethoven Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1.

This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.

Concert: Starts at 3:00pm

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Mar 7, 2021 - Rose Gellert String Quartet

LCMS’ Resident Quartet, the Rose Gellert String Quartet, will explore the innovative harmonic language and the vast amount of colours present in both Mozart’s Dissonance quartet in Debussy’s String quartet in G Minor.

This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.

Concert: Starts at 3:00pm

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Apr 25, 2021 - Tour de Force Fringe Percussion Ensemble

Fringe Percussion’s Tour de Force is an engaging programme of masterworks, world music, and new music. It includes compositions by John Wyre and Steve Reich that demonstrate the percussion ensemble’s powerful voice for musical expression, global-influenced music by Gael Chabot-Leclerc and Ken Shorley, and a vibrant new work by Greg Samek.

For audiences new to the percussion ensemble, this is an accessible and compelling program. Internationally-recognized repertoire provides a familiar musical portrait, global music highlights the myriad traditions for which percussion is known, and newer music by the ensemble’s members adds charm and excitement.

This concert will be performed to a small audience in the Rose Gellert Hall, with every measure taken to ensure a safe, socially distanced environment. The concert will be approximately 60 min, with no intermission.

Concert: Starts at 3:00pm

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Heritage Sites

Learn more about Heritage sites within Langley City.

Michaud House

The French Connection. Built in 1888 by Joseph and Georgiana Michaud , this was home to the first French Canadian family in Langley. Today the house sits on a quiet street near the heart of the city, but it was once part of a thriving dairy farm. The first Roman Catholic mass was said within its walls, before an old school house was moved to the family’s hay field to become St Joseph’s. The church was named after Joseph’s uncle, a priest who came west during the gold rush of 1858 to build Victoria’s first Catholic church.

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Wark / Dumais House

Historic Dairy Farm. Two prominent Langley families lived in the elegant Wark/Dumais farmhouse on Glover Road. Robert James Wark was reeve (or mayor) from 1914 – 1918, and the Albert Dumais family operated an impressive dairy farm until 1963 (he bought the 160 acre property in 1925 for $15,500). The house was built in three stages by the Warks, with the core constructed in 1890.  The kitchen was added in 1900, the verandah in 1910. The Dumais family later dug a basement using horses, scraper ploughs and local help.

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Mural Walk

Take a walk around Downtown Langley and see one-of-a-kind works of art.

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Mural Walk Map

Click here to view the Mural Walk Map

Resources

Learn more about the arts, culture and heritage resources in your community.

Bard in the Valley

Bard in the Valley celebrates the good works of William Shakespeare by performing his plays. We aim to entertain, educate and honour the timeless stories of the Bard, by offering performances at outdoor venues in the Valley each summer. Some performances are admission-free and by donation.

Every season more than 50 people volunteer their time and energy and share their talents and expertise to create and stage the play – the actors, crew, technicians, producer, costume designer, set designer, set builder, choreographer, photographer, musical director, front of house coordinator, poster designer, program designer, website coordinator, president and board members are all volunteers.

BC Alliance for Arts & Culture

The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is a nonprofit provincial organization that works to advocate, inform, connect and serve BC's Creative Community. Our members include organizations, professional associations, not-for-profit groups, artists, and cultural workers throughout British Columbia.

 

BC Farm Museum

The BC Farm Museum has the province’s largest collection of pioneer and agricultural artifacts in British Columbia. The purpose of the BC Farm Museum Association shall be to acquire, collect, restore, preserve, and provide a means for displaying for students and the general public those articles of farm machinery and pioneer life of a historical nature which demonstrate the trend of agricultural development in the province of British Columbia.

Canadian Museum of Flight

The Canadian Museum of Flight is a non-profit, volunteer-driven museum dedicated to restoring, preserving and showcasing Canada's rich aviation heritage.

In the early 1970's, a group of aviation enthusiasts made a move to stop the exodus of historic aircraft leaving Canada for the U.S. and Europe. This group pooled their resources, to acquire as many of these aircraft as possible. The Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation was incorporated, as a non-profit society, in March 1977 and was given the authority to issue tax-deductible receipts for donations. The Museum was located on Crescent Road in Surrey, British Columbia.

In 1996 the Museum moved to the Langley Airport. In the spring of 1998, the Museum legally changed its name to the Canadian Museum of Flight Association.

The Museum and restoration site is open year round, and houses over 25 aircraft both static and flying. The aircraft range from a WWII Handley Page Hampden to a T-33 Silver Star. The Canadian Museum of Flight possesses the only displayed Handley Page Hampden in the world. On February 13th, 2002, after a 22 year restoration, Museum volunteers saw the 1937 Waco AQC Cabin biplane take to the skies. This restoration was done solely by the Museum’s volunteers whose age range from 16 to 82. Many of our volunteers spent their career in the aviation industry just to retire and put in full time hours at the Museum. We have a number of aircraft flying: Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, SE5A replica, Waco AQC Cabin, Fleet Canuck and the Harvard II. Two Sopwith Pup replicas joined the flying fleet recently and will be seen at airshows in the area. A Waco INF and a North American Mustang replica are under refurbishment to flying condition at present. The historic Stearman biplane owned by the Seller family has joined the collection and is awaiting its turn to get back in the air. An Ercoupe is another recent acquisition, just needing some TLC to get it in the air.

Langley Arts Council

As a community-based arts organization, we understand that artistic expression is essential for the overall health and well-being of the community; therefore, the Langley Arts Council provides the resources and support that allow art to thrive. Our organization is continually developing new and innovative programs in a variety of artistic disciplines. This includes: visual art, 3-D art, and performing art. In addition, to provide learning opportunities and encourage all art forms, the Langley Arts Council hosts a number of events and workshops throughout the year.

Langley Community Music School

Founded in 1969, Langley Community Music School is a non-profit organisation and registered charity. It is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education and concerts to the community, in an environment that fosters an interchange of ideas and experience between students, their peers and their teachers.

With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province.  We have earned both national and international acclaim for our comprehensive and innovative programs for students of all ages and levels.

Langley Heritage Society

The Langley Heritage Society was formed in 1979 by a group of community-minded individuals concerned with the preservation of Langley’s built and natural heritage. Since then, Langley has become one of the fastest growing areas in British Columbia, making the work of the Langley Heritage Society even more vital. Our mission is to preserve and foster conservation of Langley’s heritage resources for present and future generations. We aim to:

  • acquire, hold, improve, preserve, develop and restore structures of historic or architectural value,
  • advocate for the preservation of Langley’s distinctive built heritage and cultural landscapes,
  • educate our members and the general public about all aspects of our rich cultural history.