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Downtown Langley comes Alive this Saturday

The 21st annual Arts Alive festival returns to the Fraser Highway one-way in the City’s downtown core this Saturday. The popular event combines live music, displays visual and performing arts and plenty of activities for children. - Langley Times file photo
The 21st annual Arts Alive festival returns to the Fraser Highway one-way in the City’s downtown core this Saturday. The popular event combines live music, displays visual and performing arts and plenty of activities for children.
— image credit: Langley Times file photo

It’s been 21 years since the streets of downtown Langley City first sprang to life with the sights and sounds of Arts Alive.

The popular annual street festival, which celebrates art in all its forms, returns this Saturday, Aug. 16.

Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 5 p.m., the Fraser Highway one-way (between 204 and 206 Streets) will be closed to traffic as artists, artisans, musicians and street performers come together to entertain visitors, during the free, family-friendly event.

This year’s festival will include displays of new work from painters, potters, sculptors authors and jewelry designers and all-day musical performances in McBurney Plaza.

As well, there will be custom furniture, wood art, fashion, photography, ceramics, candles, toys, quilting and fabric art on display.

The Children’s Fun Park will feature balloon twisters, face painters, bouncy castles, free photo booth, chalk art and more.

Stunt magician Wes Barker brings magic, comedy, and crazy stunts together in his hilarious and high-energy shows, which he will perform throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the businesses in Salt Lane have come together to bring Arts Alive visitors a  bit of live music, some fun activities and a wide range of vendors.

For more information, visit artsalivefestival.com.

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