Welcome to The Langford Station
Welcome to The Langford Station, an arts and culture district in the heart of downtown Langford. Here you’ll find a creative ecosystem of local artists, retailers, murals, sculptures, interactive lighting installations and food trucks, and on certain days, live music, events and more! Retailers, artist studios, and resident food trucks are guaranteed to be open year-round from Thursday to Sunday. Hours differ with each vendor and food truck, so please visit the listings below for more details. The Creation Station provides an indoor community space for organizations to host events and workshops, and an event stage brings local musicians and other performers to the district.
The City is excited to continue working with the local arts community to cultivate an environment for arts and culture in Langford.
a market at The Langford Station
Bloom is an artisan craft market hosted by @made.markets at The Langford Station on March 25th from 10 AM to 3 PM.
More information on the event page.
At The Langford Station, you’ll find a selection of local artists and entrepreneurs occupying 12 retrofitted shipping containers. Artists can be found demonstrating their craft and also offer their unique creations for purchase. Along side them, retailers have the opportunity to try out their business model before committing to a brick and mortar location. Click on the images below to learn more about the artists and businesses at The Langford Station.
Art by Deb
Open Thurs-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm and Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm
Deborah van Hattem-koff is an artist from Sooke, BC. She has been painting since the age of 4 and is inspired by mermaids, nature, the ocean, wildlife, and love. Art heals, and Deb strives to make “feel-good art.”
Beth Partridge and Maureen Elmer Collaboration
In our final artist studio, we have a collaboration of two artists sharing the space.
Beth Partridge is an Artist and Art Teacher inspired by her surroundings on Vancouver Island, where she has lived all her life. She has a BFA Honours in Visual Arts from UVic and has been a high school Visual Arts teacher for a number of years. Beth donates a portion of her art sale proceeds to animal welfare organizations.
Prairie girl to the core, Maureen Elmer works in many mediums, but none show her dedication to realism and detail like scratchboard. A fond love of animals and nature drives many of her pieces. After moving to the island in 2018, she has had pieces in both the Sidney and Sooke fine art shows.
Buddha Bear Letterpress
Hours vary by season and can be found on Google.
Unique, hand-crafted and individually pressed greeting cards for every occasion. Buddha Bear cards feature original concepts, hand-drawn artwork, eco-friendly materials and compostable packaging. Printed on an antique tabletop platen press, each print created is slightly different, distinct piece of art.
Cutouts Canada is passionate about helping create livable spaces that reflect the personalities of those who live in them. They make on-demand, personalized products created in front of your eyes. Wall decals are made of high-quality matte vinyl, which gives your decals a professional, painted look. They also offer laser-cut products and custom design services.
Open Thurs-Sun 10am-3pm
From Victoria, BC, this mother-daughter duo has always been inspired by their family of artisans. At first for fun, they soon fell in love with the art of resin. They are excited to be working together to bring unique and beautiful creations to life. With a variety of different art forms, such as coasters, charcuterie boards, and wall art, you’re sure to find the perfect piece for your home.
Julie’s Delights Chocolates
Julie is a bold chocolate Artist who helps people enjoying life fully one piece of chocolate at the time. It’s so easy to fall in love with Julie’s Delights chocolates… fresh, local ingredients, and always made with love! Discover the decadence!
Lillian Hutson Designs
Hours vary by season and can be found on Google.
Visit Lillian to smell the sweet aroma of all-natural, locally crafted soaps, sprays and body care products and the locally sourced ingredients they contain. Lillian is passionate about personal health, wellbeing, eco-consciousness and of course our beautiful surrounding area that inspires it all.
Margaux b. Pottery
Winter hours are Thurs-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
Margaux b. Pottery is a female owned, small batch ceramics shop. Each unique piece is handmade and designed for functionality. We have invited a collective of makers to share their work in our space; everything featured in our shop is meant to elevate your home.
Hours vary by season and can be found on Google and Instagram
MOTHER.lifestyle was born in Victoria, BC, where Michelle Houghton noticed a demand for stylish ethical clothing & accessories. After many years in wholesale and retail of baby and fashion, she listened to customer feedback and comments while searching for practical and sustainable solutions. The products and services provided by MOTHER.lifestyle are founded on these values!
The Spinnacle Yarns
The World’s Littlest LYS (Little Yarn Shop) was established in the fall of 2022 in a shipping container in the The Langford Station cultural district. Designed to connect creators in the Western Communities, ‘The Spinnacle Yarns’ hopes to bring incredible BC dyers to your doorstep, with all the tools you need to work your magic. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and beyond – we welcome you!
Way Cool Goods
Hours vary by season and can be found on Google.
Jenna Anderson has created a feel-good rock ‘n’ roll shop. A place where memories are stirred up while folks are perusing the second-hand records and vintage clothes. A spot where people will be inspired by the upcycled garments and art. The shop is a step into a cozy little time warp where the customer can experience some nostalgia.
apply for a unit at The Langford Station
Artist studios and business incubators are available for a 12-month lease term. Business incubators may to renew their lease for a maximum of a three-year term. Please read the Information for Potential Vendors prior to applying.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
food truck vendors
Everyday is different at The Langford Station, with various food trucks onsite daily. A rotation of menu options will be available from the food trucks listed below. Click on the images to learn more.
In addition to the regularly scheduled food truck below, you may find many of your favourite local trucks stopping in for events, or just as a guest appearance from time to time.
Greek on the Street
Open 12:00pm – 7:30pm Wednesday- Sunday
With our Greek on the Street food truck, you can enjoy our signature Greek cuisine on the go! It’s our goal to become your favourite food truck. So, whether you’re in the mood for a vegetarian pita wrap with delicious zucchini and eggplant or you have a craving for a heavenly lamb gyro, we can quash your hunger with our fresh flavours! We are proudly providing Victoria with the same great tasting, authentic Greek food that can be found on every street corner in Greece. Our focus is providing a traditional Greek experience with amazing quality and excellent service. We wouldn’t have it any other way, and if you ask our customers, they’ll tell you the same. We put a lot of love into our Greek cuisine that will make you want to come back for more!
Hours: Wed-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm
MorningStar Coffee Company is a local micro roasterie and coffee shop.
Our goals at MorningStar are simple, source the finest beans, roast our coffee to bring out the absolute best flavours and showcase the growing regions terroir.
Stop by the shop to sample our beans and learn about the coffee and its journey from bean to cup.
Open Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Empanada, translated from Spanish means “wrapped in bread”, these delicious little pastries are made by wrapping round pastry dough over a filling, forming a semicircle.
Empanadas make tasty snacks any time of the day and are popular throughout Latin America and Europa and growing strong in the United States & Canada.
Actually, most cultures have a kind of “pocket” or meat-pie-type dish. Argentina considers empanadas to be a national dish, and they have evolved throughout history to become one of the most popular and well-known Latin American food staples enjoyed in modern times.
Scorpion Chef’s Artisan Empanadas offers a variety of hot, ready to eat empanadas as well as packs of frozen empanadas by the 1/2 dozen.
calling all food trucks
The City is looking for interested food trucks to occupy space at the Langford Station. As an arts and culture destination, food trucks at The Langford Station are a part of a vibrant ecosystem of artists and retailers. The Langford Station is a purpose-built area for food trucks, complete with power hook-ups. Five food truck stalls are available for rent on a daily or monthly basis. Interested food trucks must apply and be approved by the City of Langford prior to receiving permission to book dates. If you’re interested in applying, please review and submit the application form below.
The City of Langford has commissioned murals and sculptures for The Langford Station outdoor public space. The goal of this project is to create a collection of public art pieces that reflect the community of Langford and to showcase local artists. It was made possible by grants from Pacific Economic Development Canada and the Island Coastal Economic Trust as well as contributions from the West Shore Arts Council, a donation from a local resident and in-kind services from Butler Brothers.
Click on the images below to learn more about the art at The Langford Station.
The Welcoming Mural
“As the theme aims to celebrate community, I wanted to depict this through the use of animals. In this design I see the Elk as the main focal point acting as a representation of the area, a welcoming place to come and stay, be safe, and feel welcomed by a vibrant community and surrounding area. I see this mural design as a representation of everyone being welcomed, whether just for a short stay, or if one is putting down roots.”
– artist Claire Crawford
“I have always had an affinity for wolves.
With Dewolfe being a namesake of mine, they will forever represent family to me.
In this piece I exhibit a pack of coastal wolves to embody an essence of kinship, both between the people that make up our communities, and our innate communion with nature; having the cedar also symbolize the primordial wildness of the natural world that we are blessed with so close to our hearts and home.
Witnessing the city of Langford growing since the time I was a child, one aspect that has always stayed true to the core of its community is family. I want to represent the people who have helped this quaint city become what it is today.
The colours I have chosen are to bring tranquility to your mind, as calmness and time with family are things we all need in these moments following a hectic past few years of distance”
– artist Ocea Dewolfe
As the Crow Fries
The crows are life size and my intention here was to display urban wildlife as we see it everyday in every city.
– Brent Cooke (CastArt Studio)
“This design symbolizes freedom in a respectful and intentional way. The Indigenous figures Raven, Eagle, Orca, Butterfly, Frog and Salmon represent remind us of who we share our lands, sea and sky with. It honours our diverse backgrounds and how we can navigate in this world in a unified way. Through kindness and generosity, may we continue to share our beautiful gifts with one another.”
– artist Jamin Zuroski
““Star Connection” is inspired by the meeting and balancing of opposites. Those special moments where it’s not just nighttime and it’s not just daytime. This piece depicts a harmony between differences and the kinship that can be found there.”
– artist Caitlin McDonagh
The Nerdy Byrd
““Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” – Bugs Bunny
The Nerdy Byrd is my gentle visual reminder to the world that it’s ok to be silly, to be whimsical, to simply not take life too seriously. The world is a complicated place in 2022 – and we could use a little cuteness and silliness to offset that a bit. If this lil’ guy makes you crack a smile (however small) – then he’s done his job in life.”
– artist Julien Pilon
This piece celebrates the train and its changing role in society. As society evolves, so does the train’s role in it.
It is made from parts utilized by the railway lines… train tracks, spikes, large turnbuckles and more. Some of the components go back to the 1940’s, see if you can find the stamp!
This piece was made using traditional blacksmithing tools going back to the 1800’s as well as very modern tools using the latest technologies.
While the piece is heavy and grounded, it also has a lightness as the heavy plates curve and flow around the tracks rising into the air, while metal butterflies flutter around it.
– Angellos Glaros (West Coast Arts)
“This artwork titled Golden Glow is inspired by the beautiful walking trails in Langford. As a child growing up, my family loved to walk in Goldstream Park and Mount Finlayson and I was always amazed by the beauty of the natural surroundings. Now, as an adult, these same trails offer me artistic inspiration as I walk them with my daughter. I created this artwork design to capture the whimsy and tangible energy of the forest, and share it with the community. The artwork features an image of an open trail so the viewer can imagine themselves on the journey. The artwork title and use of the colour golden ochre also references Langford’s history.”
– artist Laura Rechwan
“This mural is a vivid portrait of our best friend companion; the dog. I have selected vibrant, complimentary colours on a black background to emphasize the contrast of the animal features. Throughout the painting I have incorporated an energetic glitch to further allow me to play with colour, composition, and the dynamic energy of the dog.”
– artist Lukas Lundberg
King of the Kelp
King Of The Kelp is made up of 100% recycled scrap metal. Several items used on the salmon represent Langford and Vancouver Island. See if you can identify them?
– Paul Hutchinson
“Celebrating Goldstream Provincial Park, “Goldstream Return” captures opulent autumn colours, river bed stone, and spawning Chum Salmon.”
– artist Mitchell Chatham
Where the Mountains Meet the Sea
““Where the Mountains Meet the Sea” is inspired by the beauty we are surrounded by here on the West Coast of Canada on Vancouver Island BC.
I painted this contemporary looking oceanscape painting with peace, stillness and love on my mind and in my heart. The only intention and goal I have with my art work is to always create ‘feel good’ art.
I want my art to soothe peoples souls, touch their hearts and therefor I use certain colours that are known to soothe the soul and hopefully bring a little peace of mind and joy to the viewers and visitors of the Langford Station. 🤍
– artist Deborah van Hattem-Koff
“This is a continuation of a body of botanical pattern work I have created with peekaboo eyes hidden throughout. When creating botanical patterns I am inspired by the challenge of creating a sense of depth using only flat shapes and textural planes, much like one would see in silkscreening, embroidery and other textile art, and collage art/paper cutouts. The peekaboo eyes have a lot of meaning for me. They signify many things, including a sense of presence and a feeling of aliveness. As for them being hidden, I like how this suggests that there are hidden beings living among us (which is true, as we don’t see all the beings living around us for a number of reasons). I also like that the art can stare back at you, and that you can’t quite tell what you are looking at.”
– artist Kay Gallivan
“Individuals in a community add to its diversity and richness. These three plants are individuals in the community of a Garry Oak ecosystem. Camas, Buttercup and Fawn lily are all important and beautiful plants on their own but together they help make up the unique and endangered Garry Oak ecosystem that is home to many plants and animals specific to only our west coast environment. Keeping all of these three individuals examples safe helps keep all the plants and animals in the ecosystem safe. Please remember when you are in one of the many Garry Oak ecosystems in Langford that you are temporarily a part of something special and important and what you do there matters, step lightly. ”
– artist Andrea Fritz
The Weekend Warriors
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere” – Carl Sagan
The Weekend Warriors is a throwback to my childhood hanging out with my friends. We’d dress up as wizards, knights, thieves, and yes… the occasional “Conan the Barbarian”. We would run around and play sword fighting, throwing pretend lightning bolts at one another, and would basically let our imaginations go nuts, taking us to strange new worlds.
These are some of my fondest memories and I hope this ragtag group of kids brings back similar memories for others. Dare to let your imagination go wild – and see where it takes you! My bets are that you’ll find others that’ll join you on this quest that is life!
– artist Julien Pilon
Ga̱labidu’ (Little Bear)
“This mural is painted to honour my Son Ga̱la-Naani Dakota Henry Taylor.
Ga̱la in my traditional Kwak’wala language translates to Grizzly Bear as he is of a bear clan maternally through his Mum’s Cree heritage and roots.
I have attempted to capture and depict in my own way his wild, rambunctious, loving nature and characteristics and have also included the colour orange as a way to honour my elders, Grandparents, many Uncles and Aunties (many of whom are residential school survivors) and next generation of youth with the statement “Every Child Matters” in hopes it may uplift the local indigenous community as we raise our children up in a cultural, loving, nurturing way on our healing journeys as we attempt to break cycles of inter generational trauma.
This piece was painted with spray paint upon Unceded Lekwungen Territory. I acknowledge the ancestors and supernatural being of this land in doing so.
Gilakasla & Klecko Klecko”
– artist Alexander Taylor-McCallum
I’m from England where trains were my main mode of transportation for many years. As new rail lines were built, so too were more modern train stations, the best of which found a way to connect passengers. It was easy to hide in a book or a smartphone and not chat with your neighbour. The best train stations found ways for people to interact. When I considered how to connect Station Ave visitors, I thought the best way to do this is by providing a communal bench. This functional sculpture encourages people to interact with the art while enjoying the company of friends old and new.
– Richard Young
The Creation Station
The Creation Station is a bookable community arts workshop, gallery and event space designed to encourage more artistic engagement within Langford. At 40’ long and 8’ wide, the space is large enough for a class of 10 plus an instructor. Bookable by the day or by the week, it is furnished with tables and chairs as well as a sink. The sink is also used by The Langford Station’s resident artists. To hold a workshop at The Creation Station please complete the application form and submit to email@example.com. For a list of available workshops please visit the community events calendar.
We look forward to hosting you!
MicCHEK’s Road Trip to the Langford Station