Mural Monday – Horsing around Langley

On walks through our downtown in the last week I’ve noticed some new mural-type additions. These aren’t murals painted on walls,  though, but on horses and ponies. The project, called  “Horsing Around Langley” was part of the legacy of Langley hosting the B.C. Summer Games in the summer of 2010. (It’s described HERE.)

I found this  piece in the entryway of the Langley City Hall/Library building. “Pony Tales” showcases the community’s parks and the various activities its children have enjoyed throughout the years (reading playing games, bike riding, skateboarding).

Horsing Around Langley project - Langley, BC

Pony Tales – part of the Horsing Around Langley project – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

North and east one block (at 20550 Fraser Highway on the plaza outside the home of the Langley Arts Council) I found four more horses.

This first one (sorry, I don’t know their names) represents  some of the wonderful outdoor aspects of Langley—the gardens and farms, rivers and forests,  walks and trails.

Horsing Around Langley project - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, (Outdoor Langley 1) Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, (Outdoor Langley 2) Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, (Outdoor Langley 3) Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, (Outdoor Langley 4) Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

This snazzy equine number puts the focus on some of Langley’s main events and attractions like the annual Cruise-In (antique car show), its musical diversity, and the casino.

Horsing Around Langley project, (Langley attractions 1) Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, (Langley attractions 1) Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project (Langley attractions 2), Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

This beauty shows off Langley’s  stunning setting which includes horse stables, fenced meadows, and arenas where horses regularly compete and strut their stuff.

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project (Langley’s setting 1),  Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project (Langley setting 2),  Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

This final Langley Arts Council pony depicts the events and classes the council sponsors and supports.

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project (Langley Arts Council 1), Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project (Langley Arts Council 2), Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC - Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

Horsing Around Langley project, Langley, BC – Photo © 2013 by V. Nesdoly

I’m not sure if these are always on display, or were just out to catch some sun last Monday when I happened along with my camera. Whatever the case, I’m sure glad I got to photograph them.

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2 thoughts on “Mural Monday – Horsing around Langley

    • Thanks Gert Jan! I love these community art projects. Would love to have seen the cows! We’ve had other animals depicted too. A few years ago it was all killer whales in the greater Vancouver area. And then spirit bears. It’s so much fun seeing what the different artists do with the figure.

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