Weekend busy with Langley arts events

Take a look at some time-honoured crafts this weekend at the Langley Arts Council Gallery during the first Artisan Fair.

Organizer Maureen Dones of the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild noted the group has been spinning at the Arts Council Gallery for about a year.

“We thought we’d help them out with a fundraiser,” Dones said.

Visitors who check out the show at the gallery on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. can purchase items handmade by the weavers and spinners as well as those created by the Gone Hooking Rug Hookers, who will also be on site.

“The Rug Hookers are coming to join us,” Dones said adding that there will be six demonstrations over the two days.

The scheduled demonstrations include: rug hooking, basket weaving, loom weaving, spinning, needle felting, and tapestry weaving.

“Baskets are a part of weaving,” Dones commented.

The sale of each item will see proceeds shared between the artisan and the gallery at 20550 Fraser Hwy.

“We will give people lots of things to look at,” said Dones. “And they can ask questions and get to know more.”

Sunday art show

The members of the Port Kells Art Club have an annual autumn show, which takes place at the Fort Langley Community Hall Sunday.

The show is a painting exhibition and sale of original watercolours, acrylics, oils, and pastels.

It runs Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hall, 9167 Glover Rd.

Admission is free and there’s refreshments available. Raffle tickets will be sold and the prize is a piece of art of the winner’s choice. People can also meet the artists and find out about the club.

The club meets on the third Monday of the month, except for July, August and December. The next meeting is Oct. 20 at the Masonic Hall, 20701 Fraser Hwy. at 1 p.m.

Cancer campaigners

The Langley band Derrival is using its music to help fundraise for a Kelowna girl and her fight with cancer.

Four-year-old Gabrielle Pinette has an inoperable brain tumour.

The band recently won a place in the top 12 of the PEAK Performance Project, a contest that aims to elevate new talent in B.C. and Alberta. As part of the competition, they must increase the profile of a charity or cause. The band heard about Gabriel through friends and immediately began planning an event to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital in an effort to help support her and her mother.

They play Oct. 11 at the Electric Owl in Vancouver along with other special performers.

And Derrival has set up an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for the family.

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