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.

March 27, 2019 - We are seeking letters of support from our members and organizations with whom we cooperate . Please find the template below for sharing your thoughts. You need only update the address information, and a short personalized message near the end of the document. You can sign digitally or print, sign, and scan to PDF and email it back to the office at reddeerartscouncil(at)

Letter of Support Template - Word

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

Welcometo our World of Arts and Culture at Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE)

Maple Room at Central Alberta Refugee Effort,Ground Floor, 5000 Gaetz Avenue: 10AM – 4PM
Experience familyfriendly interactive and inter-generational visual, literary, and performingarts. 20 artists will be celebrating and demonstrating their talents.Featuring: paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, henna, Chinesecalligraphy, Indian chalk art, films, crafts, and entertainment – singers,dancers, drummers, musicians, books, and poetry. Multicultural finger foodsavailable for refreshments.
Contact:Jan Underwood, 403-346-8818-Extension-238; jan.underwood(at)

CentralAlberta Theatre present CATena!
Memorial Centre, 4214 58 Street, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show is at 7:30 pm.
Tours will be between 6:00 pm and 7:30 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 Memorial Centre. There will be refreshments provided, as well as the option of a licensed concession for those who wish to indulge. Tours of the facility will be offered to show off the new renovations and familiarize the public with the facility and what it has to offer. It is a free evening of entertainment!

Contact: Maureen Sak, w 403.347.8111 ext 4| c403.304.4478

Live at the Hub features Justine Vandergrift
The Hub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street, from 1 PM-3 PM
Free live music!

School Performances and Artists-in-the Schools
Events happen all day at various schools andthe Red Deer College Arts Centre.
Presented by the Red Deer Arts Council:Theatrical performances for Middle School children at the Red Deer College Arts Centre allows students to access the performer Robert Palmer alias Flying Bob with a question and answer session following his performance of Be the Circus. Artists in the Elementary and High Schools get the students involved in all the arts from visual to literary to performing.These school based events are not open to the public.
Contact:Diana Anderson, Coordinator 403-348-2787; email- info(at)

Saturday, September 28

SITE #1 is at Festival Hall 4214 58 Street:Saturday, September 29 11 AM – 5 PM

Celebration ofDance
A fun dance event showcasing different stylesof dance available in Red Deer. There will be information booths anddemonstrations throughout the day.
Rob Ironside, Coordinator (403) 357-0483 or

Pop-Up Gallery Show & Sale and Kids Art Activity.
TheRed Deer Arts Council and the Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association(CARTA) present a pop-up gallery show and sale of original artwork. Artist Jeanette Van Hyfte will present CREATE A SMILE CARD. Learn simple and fun techniquesusing acrylic inks, stamps, stickers and rollers to prepare a beautiful card.
Contact: Diana Anderson, 403-348-2787, info(at)

Cultural Showcase
Presentedby the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society and their member organizations thisCulture Showcase promotes different cultural performing artists and culturaldisplays. Come and join in the fun and share your culture with us.
Contact:Delores Coghill, 403-346-0055 Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society email:rdchs(at)

Fred Penner Performance
MemorialCentre, 4214 58 Street – 3 PM – 4 PM
City of Red Deer presents family entertainer Fred Penner. A free concertthat invites children, youth, and young at heart to enjoy!
Contact: Caryn Ouwehand, Special Events Programmer 403-348-5078 caryn.ouwehand(at) Phone: (403) 347-8111
Maximum attendance: 700

SITE #2 is at RedDeer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47A Ave & Heritage Square, 4402 - 47 Ave.

NorwegianLaft Hus Open House
HeritageSquare, 11AM– 4 PM
Come observe a Sami bracelet making class, taste aNorwegian Krumkake (cone-shaped cookie), watch a rosemaling paintingdemonstration and try it yourself! All this happens in our log house witha sod roof.
Contact: norwegianlafthus(at)

MAGnificent SaturdaysPresents: Leaves of Peace
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 1 PM – 4 PM
Drop-in family art-making! Experiment with colour mixing and use yournew colours to piece together a dynamic composition! On each leaf writesomething about your life that brings you peace.

Behind Closed Doors –Collections Tour
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 1 PM – 4 PM
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes in a museum! Join usfor tours of the collection.

SITE#3 is at Downtown Red Deer

Musical Pancake Breakfast on the Ross Street Patio
TheHub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street – 10 AM- Noon
The friends of TheHub on Ross will be presenting a free pancake breakfast for the community.Music will be provided to enhance your eating experience. Donations welcome to support CARE communitypartnerships
Contact: Bev.Randers(at)

Original Theatre – Aladdin, the Pantomime
TheHub on Ross, 4936 Ross Street - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM
Come experience the famous story ofAladdin. Be prepared to join in the fun,starring Curtis Labelle as the Genie and Jason Steele as the Evil Wizard.
Contact: Jason.Steele(at)

BEADSbeCAUSE -The Ross Street Jewelry Project
The Hub On Ross ,4936 Ross Street
Jars of Beads for artisans on sale with allproceeds going towards the local charity for Suicide Prevention- Smiles ThruLindsey Foundation. Locally madejewellery and up-cycled Jewellery will also be on sale for the cause.
Contact: TwylaJoy.Lapointe(at)

MeetAuthor Ruth Ohi
Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch, 4818-49 Street, 11 AM - 12 PM
RedDeer Public Library and Olson Memorial Celebration of Books present Ruth Ohi,children's author-illustrator of 20 children's books and illustrator of morethan 60! Ruth will offer an energetic and interactive presentation for youngreaders. All ages are welcome.
Contact: Jill Griffith 403-346-4576 ext 2010
email: jgriffith(at)

Central Alberta Film Festival - CAFF 2017 Film Re-runs
CAT Studios – Nickel Studio – 11 AM– 5PM
What speaksof Culture in our country more than watching films and eating popcorn? Join us tocelebrate the art of cinema. The work of many local film makers and artistswill be showcased plus you willget a taste of the CAFF film festival experience.
Contact:Tanya Mullakady info(at) 403-347-2627
Maximum 60.

Sunday, September 29

Garlic City Market Festival
Piper Creek Project, 40th Avenue, south Red Deer(past the landfill on the east side) -11 AM to 4 PM
Re-Think Red Deer joins Alberta Culture dayswith this extraordinary culinary event, the 2nd Annual Garlic City Market (GarlicFestival). A tasty treat for your taste buds.
Contact: Rene Michalak -Phone: 403-505-4550 Email: info(at)

MetisPresentation by Dr. Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery , 452547A Ave. 2 PM to 4 PM
Dr. MacKinnon will present on her book, MetisPioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed, in which she compares the survival strategies of two Metiswomen born during the fur trade. Join us for this a compelling tale of twowomen’s acts of quiet resistance in the final days of the British Empire.

Artists at the Pop Up Gallery at Site #1 Festival Hall