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.
List of the current and recently closed call to artists opportunities in Langley City.
- A Step Above Gallery: Manga/Anime - Closed February 26, 2024
- A Step Above Gallery: Lunar New Year - Closed January 29, 2024
- Spring Street Banner Program (2023-03) - Closed January 5, 2024
Celebrations - Closed November 24, 2023
- In Remembrance - Closed October 20, 2023
- In Thanksgiving - Closed September 22, 2023
- Fall Beginnings - Closed August 25, 2023
- Langley City Film Festival - Closed June 30, 2023
- Fall Street Banner Program 2023 - Closed May 19, 2023
- Seniors Week Art Gallery - Closed May 18, 2023
- Rotary Centennial Park Mural - Closed, May 15, 2023
- Youth Week Art Gallery - Closed May 3, 2023
- Celebrating Arts & Culture in Langley City (3rd Exhibition) - Closed February 3, 2023
- Summer Street Banner Program 2022 - Closed March 31, 2022
- Celebrating Arts & Culture in Langley City (2nd Exhibition) - Closed January 3, 2022
- Celebrating Arts & Culture in Langley City - Closed December 14, 2020
Learn more about Heritage sites within Langley City.
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.
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.
Take a walk around Downtown Langley and see one-of-a-kind works of art.
Learn more about the arts, culture and heritage resources in your community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sculptors’ Society of BC is a non-profit organization of professional sculptors dedicated to promoting sculpture in British Columbia. Through our exhibitions and other activities we raise public awareness of sculptors, their techniques and the themes of their work.
As well, we facilitate communication between member sculptors through monthly meetings, which feature education, studio tours, and lectures. These meetings provide lively forums for our members to debate and discuss timely issues in the world of sculpture and share information.
Salishan Place by the River is Fort Langley’s new arts, culture, and heritage facility being developed in partnership with the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), Máthxwi (Matsqui), and Se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations and other community organizations.
The name, salishan, was gifted to the Township by q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nation and reflects the facility's physical location within the collective territories of the mainland Coast Salish peoples and its proximity to the Salish Sea. The name acknowledges hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and halq'eméylem, two Coast Salish language dialects spoken in the area.
There is a long "a" at the beginning and a short "a" at the end in the pronunciation of the word salishan. The lowercase "s" at the beginning of salishan is intentional and follows the protocol shared by the partner First Nations. You would pronounce it "s-ehhhh-lish-in (pause) Place by the River."
This unique three-storey building will share and celebrate the voices and stories of community members, encouraging interactive and inclusive experiences for visitors of all ages. salishan Place will be the new home of the museum and Fort Langley Community Library.