Langley – Three days of fun, activities, opportunities to view the work of local artists, and explore your own creativity will be offered when the Langley Centennial Museum celebrates Culture Days.
Culture Days will be commemorated across Canada later this month to raise awareness and access to the arts and culture, and get residents engaged and participating in their communities. For the Museum, located at 9135 King Street in Fort Langley, that means inviting the public in for free from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, and from 1:00 to 4:45pm on Sunday, September 30 to enjoy a variety of activities for all ages and interests.
Throughout Culture Days, Langley Centennial Museum will host a Federation of Canadian Artists Demo. The display will spotlighting works from the local chapter of the Federation, which is exploring remnants of the past and depicting old buildings and items through their art, to see places and objects in new ways.
On Saturday, September 29 from noon to 1:30pm, guests can learn the ancient art of handwriting in a Calligraphy class with local artist Melissa H. Clark. From 1:00 to 1:45pm, local artist Dick Aporta will provide a gallery tour of his artwork, an eclectic collection that ranges from impressions of life on the Fraser River to colourful abstract pieces.
On Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 to 4:45pm, BC history presenter Tony Hardie will share his knowledge, personal history, and extensive collection of authentic BC pioneer, First Nations, gold rush, and fur trade artifacts. During the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Interactive Presentation, guests can ask questions, view, and touch rare artifacts and expertly crafted replicas while learning more about the history of this province and its people.
Fabric, Beads and Buttons will also be held Sunday, September 30 from 3:00 – 4:30pm, where guests can upcycle old t-shirts and other garments. Museum instructors will demonstrate how to make colourful, wearable, beaded jewelry and eye-catching wearable art using a button maker, magazine clipping collages, drawings, and sketches.
For a full schedule of Culture Days activities, visit tol.events.ca or call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604.532.3536.