Artist Ed Pretty demonstrated wood turning.

Langley art studios open up

Residents are being given a chance to go behind the scenes in a number of local art studios this weekend as part of Culture Day.

Art lovers can get a behind the scenes look at a number of several Langley studios this weekend, Saturday by bus, Sunday by foot.

Langley Centennial Museum is coordinating an art studio tour Saturday that takes participants to a handful of artists’ studios, and concludes with lunch at Murrayville’s Porter’s Bistro Coffee & Tea House. That tour runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $35.

The studios of painter Barbara Boldt, wood turner Ed Pretty, printmaker Edith Krause, as well as painters Susan Falk and Vivian Harder, will all be open.

Then, the following day, a free walking tour will be offered in conjunction with Culture Days.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, participants can get in on the cultural celebrations of Culture Day by strapping on their walking shoes and heading out to tour the studios and community-based arts collectives’ in Fort Langley.

It starts at the museum, 9135 King St., with a tour of the current exhibit, Form & Function: A Showcase of Contemporary BC Furniture Designers.

It then moves on to the Fort Langley Artists Group (FLAG), Pat Barker’s Pencil Studio, k’wy’i’y’e Spring Salmon Studio (featuring the work of Phyllis and Drew Atkins), the studio of Elaine Brewer-White, the Fort Langley Art Glass studio in Gasoline Alley, and the Fort Gallery on Glover Road.

Pre-registration required for both tours at recexpress.tol.ca, enter barcode 501118 for the bus tour, and 495478 for the walking tour. For more info: 604-532-3562.

Culture Day background

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture by building a national network of cultural connections.

Since the annual event’s inception, 10 million Canadians have participated in 40,000 Culture Days activities and events in 900 cities and towns.

This is just one small part of the national effort.

 

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