PHOTOGRAPHS BY LORINDA KAY
WLM Guest Contributor
December 10, 2014
Langley is bursting in holiday cheer as artists decked the doors of over 50 shops and restaurants in the downtown. Local artists were invited to bring their talents and imagination and possibly win one of three $1,000 prizes.
The creations are sweeping in scope and imagination, creating an outdoor gallery that brings you from the beach to fairyland. Shops are decked in themes from a starry night with stars in glass and flowers, to a Parisian cabaret celebrating the rabbits of Langley, to the knitting world of wool stockings with knitting needles as stars.
You’ll find boating themes with “Deck the Hulls” to an Orca in lights leaping at the Langley Whale Center. One restaurant is decorated with apples, nuts and berries while another is decked out with forks and knives mingled with corks and color. You’ll even find decorations from camels to cameras and clamshells to a golden wreath of dog biscuits.
Sponsored by Langley Main Street, “Deck the Doors” has been a yearly holiday tradition, giving an opportunity to employ the talents of many Whidbey artists to the delight of visitors and residents. The three winners will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 20 on First St. at the Boy and Dog Park.
Read about the process of creating a “Door” for this event in this blog, “Walkin’ in a Thrift Story Wonderland” by Meri McCormick.
Image at top: The offices of John L Scott, decorated by artists Elaine and Dimitri Michelides
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