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 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.

Come in from the cold and immerse yourself in

There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.

Gertrude Jekyll, a British horticulturist, garden designer, artist, and writer.

Into the Garden, Renewal! This juried exhibit, running through the cold month of January and beyond, celebrates our gardens in whatever form they may be found: wild, natural, or groomed. Escape the winter blahs by exploring our garden!

Into the Garden, Renewal follows in the footsteps of four exhibits held at the Old Court House in the early 1990s and the Red Deer and District Museum in 1993, 2000 and 2006. The curators of these shows, Elyse Eliot-Los and Diana Anderson, showcased hundreds of works of art on a garden theme. The brainchild of Ms. Eliot-Los saw the exhibit grow in size to include patio furniture, birds, gazebos, trees, silk plants, garden swings, parrots and, of course, the beautiful artwork from artists from all over Alberta.(The Old Court House Gallery show was called Into the Garden; as was the 1993 show in the museum. In 2000 the show was dubbed Into the Garden, Again!, and in 2006, Into the Garden, Sanctuary.)

This year’s show in the Kiwanis Gallery will feature 481 artworks from 25 artists who will transform the gallery into a stunning garden. There are some surprises in store for those who want to drop in and shed their parkas.

Into the Garden, Renewal, a juried exhibition from artists around Alberta, will run from December 29, 2017 to February 19, 2018 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

First Friday Opening: January 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. Dodge the winter blues with a blast of summer! Come dressed as if you were heading out to the yard: to a garden party, to enjoy the hot weather or rainy weather, to garden in your grubby's, or even to go sunbathing in your bathing suit – wherever your imagination takes you!Artists will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

Fleurs Gone Wild by Kate More