Alberta Culture Days

Red Deer's Alberta Culture Days delights visitors and residents alike with this wonderful, eclectic mix of arts and culture events to attend and participate.

Red Deer's Alberta Culture Days 2019 will be held from September 27 to 29 More events will be added as the information becomes available. All events are free and family friendly!

Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta's arts and cultural communities. There were 100 events held in 30 communities across the province, and a flagship celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.

Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, province wide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days - a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Alberta Culture Days 2019

Red Deer Culture Days has many events to showcase our local arts and culture scene. Click on the dates below to see what happens on each day!

Friday, September 27

Welcome to our World
Visit the Immigrant Centre and Central Alberta Refugee Effort in the Maple Room at 5000 Gaetz Avenue. Listento teachings from Indigenous Elders and French Canadians and learn about Canadian culture and expression. This event is focused on welcoming newcomers to our community, but the general public is welcome.

Artribute Art Schoolpresents “WithLove,” an exhibition and sale of postcard art from places near and far.Proceeds will be donated to the Woman’s Shelter.
September 27th, 5-8pm Unit 212, 4836 Ross St (Old Court House)
www.artributeartschool.com

Live Music at The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street
Rocky Mountain Swing Shifters perform with guest performers TheCorey Boys.
September 27th, 1 - 3pm and 7 - 9pm


Saturday, September 28

There will be 3 Hubs of Activity around Red Deer with many satellite events happening in conjunction with the main site events! Come to one or better yet, come to all!

Hub 1 will be the new City of Red Deer Culture Services Building at 5205 48th Street, downtown.

Country Pride Dance Club and Red Deer Cultural HeritageSociety will host a " Celebration of Dance Event" on the Saturdayof the AB Culture days. The event will focus on all who want to participate to showcase theirdance/culture to the Community. It is atrade-show style event where there will be information available from thegroups and demonstrations throughout the day. A fun dance eventshowcasing different styles of dance available in Red Deer. Watch demos, learn about the dance groups andmeet the dancers!

Celebration of Dance and CulturalShowcase
11 am – 5 pm
Presentedby the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and their member organizations, thisCultural Showcase promotes different performing artists and cultural displays.Come and join in the fun and share your culture with us. Contact: Delores Coghill, 403-346-0055; rdchs(at)telus.net

Red Deer Public Library
Live Pictures MovingLibrary
September 28, 2019, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, September 28,2019

Downtown Branch
Family Fun Storytime
10 am - 10:45 am
Enjoy costumed familystories and activities for all ages! Storytime with a twist -come in a costume of your favourite book character and win a prize for the bestcostume!

Dress As Your FavouriteBook Character Bike Ride with the library book bike
11 am – 12 pm
Guided by RDABC board members,Dress as Your Favourite Literary Character bike ride will head from thedowntown library branch to the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza, celebrationspace in the heart of the city, circle through downtown and return to thelibrary.

Live Pictures MovingLibrary’s Interactive Sessions in Downtown Red Deer
1 pm – 5 pm
5 sessions (Live BookIllustrations, puppet shows and Art in Motion activities) will be facilitatedin the afternoon at 5 downtown locations weather permitting as the LivePictures Moving Library book bike will be making its way around downtown RedDeer in the afternoon: HUB on Ross, Little Gaetz, Red Deer Museum, GoldenCircle and Rotary Park.

CARE's Welcome to our World - Happening all around downtown
Or visit one of our diverse spaces where our immigrant artistswill be found in every corner of Red Deer, sharing their artistic talents atChronicles Café, the HUB, Red Deer Public Library, the Golden Circle, DowntownBusiness Association, Cronquist House and more.

Film presentations by Motion Picture Arts
Welikoklad Event Centre, 4922 49 Street,7 pm
Motion Picture Arts of Red Deer Collegepresents a collection of audience friendly films.

Red Deer Arts Council and Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association
Pop-Up Art Gallery Show & Sale
11 am – 5 pm
TheRed Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Associationpresent a pop-up gallery show of original artwork. Live artist demonstrationsand a kids’ activity with an artist/teacher will highlight this event.

HUB 2 - Heritage Square & MAG Campus

Norwegian Laft Hus Open House

Heritage Square, 4402 47 Avenue, 10 am – 4 pm
Come taste a Norwegian Krumkake (cone-shaped cookie) and watch howthey’re made, or watch a rosemaling painting demonstration and try it yourself!There will also be an opportunity to learn Norway’s Indigenous language, Sami! All this happens in our log house with a sodroof. See our artifacts and shop in our butikk.
Contact: Judy Windrim; dwindrim(at)telusplanet.net

MAGnificent Saturday Presents: The Art of Words
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47 A Avenue, 1 pm – 4 pm
We will be hosting a celebration of the written and spoken word! Tryyour hand at prose or poetry, write a family poem or story or focus onsomething personal. You will have the opportunity to have your poem translatedinto a few different languages, turn it into calligraphic art work, or presentit as spoken word or slam poetry. We will have a performance by a spokenword/slam poetry artist. Today’s MAGnificent Saturdays will be free to attendin celebration of Alberta Culture Days.

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Presents: Your Rare Opportunity to TourBehind the Scenes
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47 A Avenue, 1 pm – 4 pm
We have been working so hard to reorganize our collections and havesome special spaces we would like to share. Tours occurring throughout theafternoon. Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes in a museum! Join usfor tours of the collection. Drop in and check it out!

Central Alberta Theatre presents CATena!
Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street, Doors open at 6 pm, Show is at 7 pm,tours between 6 pm – 7 pm.
CATena is a free event that showcases scenes from the upcoming season,as well as providing an overview of the shows already booked for the MemorialCentre. This year also kicks off our 50th Anniversary Celebrations. There willbe refreshments provided. Tours of the building will be offered to familiarizethe public with the facility, and what it has to offer. It is a free evening ofentertainment and a peek at the upcoming season.

Central Alberta Film Festival
CAFF is bringing some of the best films from their 2019 Film Festivalback to the screen around Red Deer….


Sunday, September 29

Garlic City Market Festival

Piper Creek Project, 40th Avenue, south Red Deer (past the landfill on the east side) 11am - 4pm

GarlicCity Market is an annual Garlic Festival put on by ReThink Red Deer, celebrating locally grown garlic. Comestock up on a variety of bulbs, braids, as well as other crafts and localproduce. Plus, get some tips on growing your own garlic!