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.


Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present The 33rd Middle Schools Awesome Art Show, held in the Kiwanis Gallery from April 24 to May 21, 2018.

From TV shows to celebrities to the world around them, Middle School students see the world with unique eyes. What will catch their eye this year? This annual exhibit delights its audience with a variety of works expressing these young students’ talents as they experiment with different subject matter and media. Come see what is new!

First Friday Red Deer Opening Reception: May 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come and meet the students and see what they see!

Featuring students from: Eastview, Central, Gateway, West Park and Glendale Middle Schools

First Friday is the monthly event where downtown art galleries hold show openings and special events. The Kiwanis Gallery and Snell Auditorium are located in the basement of the Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer.

The Red Deer Arts Council is a publicly funded, non-profit organization with a mandate to support all art forms and raise the profile of the arts in the community.


Toucan, Chalk Pastel, Jorja Glesin, Grade 7, Eastview Middle School