Join us for the opening of the exhibit, At First Glance: Collecting Over the Years.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Councils website.

Join us for the opening of the exhibit, Jim Westergard: In a Class of His Own as part of #FirstFridaysRedDeer. Also see the new hallway exhibit, The Boultbee Project.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Councils website.

Alberta Culture Days

Artist in Residence:

Dawn Detarando

Join local artist Dawn Detarando in Heritage Square and watch her work. She will be on site demonstrating her craft of clay sculptures. She will have a few works on display in the Gaetz Library building.

About the Artist

Dawn Detarando (pictured) is originally from Massachusetts, USA. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 1996 and her Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio in 1998.

While at Ohio State University she met, Brian McArthur, a fellow graduate student and her future husband. Upon graduation both moved to his family’s home in Red Deer County and started their successful business, Voyager Art & Tile. They have become well-known for their public artworks and unique ceramic tiles.

In 2004, Dawn became a Canadian citizen and in 2008 she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Alberta Emerging Artist Award. She has several pieces now owned by and in the permanent collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Hives & Tides Heritage Day

Come have a WHALE of a good time!

Calf Skit, Art activities & Inflatable Whale!

Over the land and under the sea, come and explore sweet and salty worlds. Come have a Whale of a good time watching improvised storytelling with Calf-Skit and a hive of art activities around an inflatable Whale.

Click here to view the Map of Activities (printable PDF)

Bring your (clean/dry) recyclables to use in our Weaving for Whales art installation, and receive an entry into a draw to win a MAG membership + Art in a Bag art kit!

Accepted Recyclables: water bottles • plastic cutlery • plastic grocery bags • plastic drink rings (6-pack) • drinking straws • plastic drink lids (coffee cups etc)

Explore our Art Exhibits: In Adoration of the Precarious Bee by Dawn Detarando and Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation by Lyndal Osborne.

 

Pond Dipping at McKenzie Trails

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery are teaming up to bring you an evening of pond dipping at McKenzie Trails Recreation Area. Learn about wetland ecology and human pollution in a recreational environment.

Everyone welcome.
By suggested cash donation of $3/person or $10/family at the door.
Pre-registration required by August 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Limited number of spaces available.
Parents/guardians must accompany children/youth.
Please dress for the weather.
Weather dependent; program may be cancelled for inclement weather.

The Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery are teaming up to bring you an evening walk and talk in the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary. Learn about wetland ecology and human pollution in a protected environment.

Everyone welcome.
By suggested cash donation of $3/person or $10/family at the door.
Pre-registration required by July 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Limited number of spaces available.
Parents/guardians must accompany children/youth.
Please dress for the weather.
Weather dependent; program may be cancelled for inclement weather.

Also see: Pond Dipping at McKenzie Trails (August 10)

Drop-in from 5-8 pm on the First Friday of the month to see our current exhibits, Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation and In Adoration of the Precarious Bee.

Free to visit. Donations gratefully accepted.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Councils website.

 

We’re open late each Wednesday in July! Drop-in between 5-8 pm to see our current exhibits In Adoration of the Precarious Bee and Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation.

Our galleries are free to visit. Donations gratefully accepted.

Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Red Deer & District Museum Society. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The Annual General Meeting will also stream live to Youtube and Facebook. No online voting – please join us in person in order to vote at the AGM.

View the AGM package:

After the AGM guest artist Lyndal Osbourne will give a talk on the topic of “Art Activists and the Environment” and then take visitors through a sneak peek tour of her exhibit being installed at the MAG, “Tracing Tides: A Topographical Investigation“.

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