Horsing Around Langley

The Township of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games were a great success.  The Langley Arts Council was delighted to receive a $20,000 grant, which will be used to fund a unique art project celebrating that success and Langley’s status as Horse Capital of BC.

This is a Public Art Project entitled “Horsing Around Langley”.   The Langley Arts Council will collaborate with the Langley Horse Federation for this community project and Carla Robin, well known local horse person has been appointed as project coordinator.

Full details of the project are to be found on the Langley Arts Council website.  It is hoped to foster community collaboration by bringing together the corporate, agricultural, art and cultural communities and involve the public at large in what will be a year-long venture.

The following phases will occur:

  • Corporate and private sponsors will be invited to cover the cost of providing several models of life-size horse and colt statues.
  • A call-out for artists to submit design proposals and sample art work for painting of these horse and colt statues.
  • Langley Schools, youth groups and seniors groups will be invited to submit design proposals to paint the colts.
  • A selection jury of professional artists, equestrians and corporate sponsors will choose the artists and art groups design plans to paint the available horse and colt statues.
  • The selected artists and art groups will have four months to complete each of the art projects and will be paid a stipend for this.
  • Upon completion the life-size horse and colt painted statues will be displayed for public exhibition.

Following  the exhibition, the horse statues will be sold, auctioned off or gifted for display throughout the community and one statue will be gifted to the Township of Langley for public installation.

Proceeds from the sponsorships, sale and auctioning of the horse and colt statues should be significant and the Langley Arts Council will use these to support future art and cultural activities, including funding to other art and cultural non-profit groups in Langley.

Further information on this public art project is available from Don Shilton, Interim General Manager of the Langley Arts Council by phone: 604.534.0781 or email: don@langleyarts.org