Langley celebrates the installation of sculptures…and Halloween

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November 5, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 31 Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy led the unveiling ceremony for the new Langley Sculpture Program. Two sculptures, selected by the newly formed Langley Arts Commission, were installed on Thursday, Oct. 30 and unveiled for the public following the annual Halloween downtown event.

These two sculptures by local artists Lloyd Whannell and Sue Taves are on display on the Second Street plaza.  These photos captured the installation and the unveiling.

Installation 1

Sue and Lloyd work with the Hanson’s boom truck operator to get Lloyd Whannel’s sculpture in place.

Installation 5

Setting Sue’s sculpture “Ocean Waves” on the pedestal.

Installation 6

Sue fastening the mounting bolts.

Awards Night 2

Toni Talia Marcus and Gary Piper share the festive spirit of Halloween.

Musicians with Mayor

Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy thanks the trumpet players for helping to gather the crowd at the unveiling.

Family night in Langley 1

The Wicked Witch, complete with flying monkeys, outside of Callahan’s Firehouse.

Frozen 2

Olaf the baby boxer came with Olaf from the movie “Frozen.”

Family Night in Langley3

A giant monkey joins the crowd.


City Council woman Robin Black meets “Groot.”


City council members Robin Black and Bruce Allen look on as Jim Balkowitsch keeps them dry.

Langley Pin 1

Mayor Fred presents each of the artists with recognition pins with the city logo.

Awards Night 3

Locals came prepared with rain jackets and umbrellas adding to the festive colors of the day.

Installation 3

Lloyd Whannell with his basalt sculpture “Sun Catcher” following the installation.

For more photos from the event, visit the Langley Main Street Association Facebook page


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