Langley Arts Alive: Kids fun moves, changes

With the close proximity of Frosting Cupcakery to the new children’s venue at this weekend’s Arts Alive festival, it didn’t take much for bakery owner Craig McDougall to talk himself into the coordinator’s job.

The kids zone has grown into a huge component of the annual arts festival in downtown Langley City, which in its early incarnation was geared more to adults rather than families.

Given Frosting’s relocation to the corner of 204th Street and Fraser Highway last summer, McDougall said he was casting around for more ways to get involved downtown, including in Arts Alive. As a business that caters a lot to families and kids, helping with the kid’s area of the festival was a natural fit.

With new blood, McDougall said, so also comes new ideas for the children’s venue (which will now be located in the old CIBC parking lot behind Evolution Pilates).

The popular facepainting and balloon twisting returns. Langley Centennial Museum will be on site again with a painting project called Langley Paints where children are encouraged to paint portraits or local scenery.

There will also be bouncy castles, a cupcake decorating table, and a performance by country singing sisters Robyn & Ryleigh Gillespie of Langley.

There’s also going to be a covered lounge area for parents, where they can watch kids move around all the activity stations.

And as part of the day’s festivities, a dinosaur will be visiting downtown Langley City.

T-Rex will be grazing around the crowd and at certain intervals do picture taking sessions with children, and allow the kids to see inside the costume.

And for the princes and princess in the crowd, Queen Elsa from Frozen will be milling about, too.

The bonus, McDougall said, it’s all free.

“It’s all meant for the kids to come and have an enjoyable day,” he concluded.

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