Kiwanis Gallery

The Kiwanis Gallery hosts exhibits from artists around the province of Alberta.

The Red Deer Arts Council is responsible for programming this wonderful, unique gallery space. Rotating eclectic exhibits features artists working in all media and subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts to 3D. Artists range from emerging to professional from around the province. Two highly popular school exhibits are hosted in the spring and include five middle schools and two high schools. The gallery hosts opening receptions on the first Friday of every month. (View First Friday Red Deer tab - or drop down menu?? for more information.)

Red Deer Arts Council operates the Kiwanis Gallery in the lower level of the Red Deer Public Library as a partnership.

The exhibits in the Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Art Gallery are scheduled, organized and maintained by the Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council. You can reach the Library at www.rdpl.org Address of the Red Deer Public Library is 4818 - 49 Street.

Red Deer Arts Council Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library at 4818 49 Street, Red Deer, AB

Gallery viewing hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  • First Friday Red Deer receptions: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We are thrilled to present the City of Red Deer Gallery Guide 2016 as a pdf format ready for downloading here:

Thanks to Culture Services staff for their invaluable help in making this a reality.

Call for Entry to Kiwanis Gallery 2018 and 2019 is Now Closed.


Explore the Red Deer River in all its glory with local artist, Carol Lynn Gilchrist.


As a landscape painter and mapmaker, Carol Lynn angles the viewer’s perspective and shifts the idea of the river as landscape to explore the nature of moving water and land formations. Fragile and changing ecosystems are depicted in her cartography. She celebrates this blue serpentine river carving through forests, farmland and crossing grasslands to join another major river at the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. Can you recognize the areas she paints? Come and explore the journey of our Red Deer River with her.

Artist Statement:

I celebrate the river forms from many perspectives; as a curious observer of the natural world, retired community planner, map-maker and a self-taught watercolourist. By quietly observing my surroundings, my art both grounds me and takes me on a journey outside of myself. There is mindfulness to plein air painting that I enjoy. I find comfort in being there at that moment. In this sense, I depict the common scene as a sacred place – capturing the light and spirit of the place. In doing so, I reveal my emotional attachment to the land. My landscape paintings and maps are kindred spirits.They communicate the essence of a place; its geography, the history and its people.

The Life of a River: Maps and Landscapes by Carol Lynn Gilchrist running from November 21 to December 24, 2017 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: December 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Carol Lynn will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.