Why artists are the happiest people (and you can be too)

The 23rd Annual Arts Alive Festival in Langley is set for Saturday, Aug. 20

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Many people find happiness by designing a life that balances work and play. Whether you want to try writing a book or have always dreamed of making a custom piece of jewelry, reconnecting with the joy of creativity is possible – and even encouraged – at the 23rd Annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

So, what makes the daylong festival one of the best places to find happy people?

Artists are a reminder that the more you enjoy what you do, and do it often, the happier you will be. With more than 200 visual and performing artists, this free, family event features all facets of creativity including live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children’s venue and special performances all day long.

From potters, quilters, glass artists, sculptors, painters, photographers, henna artists, and many others, every item is 100% hand-made. Just by strolling through the rows of vendors, you will feel inspired to learn more about the stories behind the art and perhaps be moved to try it yourself. The festival is like a Pinterest board in real life.

This Arts Alive Festival caters to all ages and interests, and has grown into a staple event in the Lower Mainland, proven by its consistently high attendance rates and continued support from the business community and sponsors.

So, if you’re stopping yourself from writing that song, knitting that blanket, or picking up that paint brush, let the Arts Alive Festival rouse you and your family to get creative for the day. Either that, or just sit back and enjoy the live entertainment.

To learn more about this free event, visit www.artsalivefestival.com or www.downtownlangley.com

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