September 2023 Schedule


Events for September 1, 2023

To download a Word format version of this list, please click here: September First Fridays

GALLERY GUIDE (2023 Edition)

We are excited to announce the launch of a new, interactive Gallery Guide being hosted on the City of Red Deer’s website. With a customizable map, and listings from all public, commercial, and community galleries around the city, this new online version will be a great way to find places to see and buy art in Red Deer! Visit the map and listings at:

Alberta Spirit Show

Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street, in Red Deer Public Library
Media: Various
Dates: August 29 – October 15, 2023
#FirstFridaysRedDeer opening reception September 1 from 5:30 – 7:30pm with several of the Artists in attendance.
Exhibition Description: The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association's Spirit Show follows the province-wide Zone shows each year. The Alberta Spirit Show this year is made up of the best of the works from the Northern, Central and Southern Zone shows to produce the Alberta Wide Exhibition. Truly, the best of the best is an understatement!
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm, Fri: 9 am – 5 pm, Sat & Sun: 10 am – 3 pm

Here, There, and Everywhere

Artists: William Armstrong, Judy Brownlee, Marianne Harris, Lynn LeCorre, Lucy McKavanagh, Kristina Miko, Nicole Murray, Jan Raymond, Betty Schnell, Hazel Sheehan, Carmen Therriault, Theresa Towers Rickard, and Eelkje VanderMeulen-Smart
The Red Deer Arts Council Community Gallery, 6–4919 49 Street
Media: Various
Exhibition Dates: August 31 – October 3, 2023
#FirstFridaysRedDeer reception September 1, 2023 from 5pm – 7pm.
Description: For our Alberta Culture Days group exhibition, artists were asked to submit works that considered the importance of place, and their responses included culturally meaningful places, places of solace, places we live.Come see how these artists interpreted the places they love, here, there, and everywhere in both imagery and poetry. Presented in collaboration with Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm – 4pm

The Oracles of Time

Artists: Eleanor P. Boyden
The Viewpoint Gallery, 5205 48 Ave
Media: Abstract Acrylic Paintings
Dates: August 4th - September 22nd, 2023
#FirstFridaysRedDeer August 4 from 6pm - 8pm. Artist Talk starting at 6:30pm.

Artist’s Statement: This new body of work, developed during an extended period of isolation, poses the question – How might we reconsider our experience of time, both singularly and as a community, from the past, through the present, and speculatively into the future? As a collection, these abstract paintings engage with the viewer to collectively shift our understanding of how time is segmented, layered, and communicated. The work operates both as a meditation on many difficult aspects of isolation I experienced during the Covid pandemic, specifically how my relationship with time was altered, as well as reflecting a desire to shift from a sense of the endlessness and recognise the gift of time to explore a new painting process and deepen the themes presented in this series. I am truly excited about this body of work. I feel that The Oracles of Time series provides an opportunity to reconsider perceptions of the past, through our present experiences, and to look into the future with speculative wonderment. I believe that this project can reach a large and diverse audience and will challenge people’s notions of how we experience time.

About the Gallery – About the Gallery: The Viewpoint Gallery showcases original works of art by individual artists and collectives, and curated exhibitions. The gallery is in the lobby of the City of Red Deer Culture Services facility. Visit our Viewpoint Gallery page for more information.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Image submitted by Sharon Wright

The Beauty of Our Natural World

Artist: Sharon Wright
Marjorie Wood Gallery, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
Media: Paintings
Dates: September 1 – October 16, 2023
#FirstFridays Opening Reception September 1 from 4 – 6pm in the Marjorie Wood Gallery with the artist in attendance.
Description: Come enjoy Sharon’s vibrant, impressionistic oil paintings of people, animals, and places.

Lines and Shadows

Artists: Carol Lynn Gilchrist and Guest Margriet Hogue
Riverlands Studio and Gallery, 5123 48 Street
Media: Mixed Media
Dates of Exhibition:September 1 -27, 2023
Opening Reception:September 1 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

September Sunflowers

Artists: Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt, Betty Schnell, Elizabeth Schapansky, Wendy Meeres, Amanda Frost, Audrey Rits, and many more!
Curiosity Art & Framing, 5002 48 Street, Red Deer
Media: Various
Dates: September 1 - 30, 2023
Description: September Sunflowers is an exhibition this month that has the theme of Sunflowers and floral fall. Stop by our new gallery at the corner of Little Gaetz and 48th Street.

Cosmic Dust

Artist: Lara Reynolds
Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street, Red Deer (or enter via Capitol Pkg Store on Ross Street Patio)
Dates: September 1 – October 31, 2023
Description: Cosmic Dust is a collection of figurative work based on the concept that most of the elements found in the human body likely came from the stars that exploded to form our galaxy. With this work, I wanted to explore the relationships humans have with each other, nature and the universe.

I took inspiration from nature around the world, and the images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. I let paintings evolve on their own as I work on them, leaving areas of each stage of the process visible in the end result. My work combines subjects, colours and shapes in unique ways so that each individual viewer might see something different.



Drawings by Martin Dahl

The Corridor Community Gallery, 4501 47A Ave inside the Recreation Centre
Media: Ink, Pencil, Colored Drawings
Dates of Exhibition: August 4 - October 3, 2023

Description: Martin is a self-taught Red Deer artist who enjoys drawing old barns and buildings with abandoned and decaying cars and trucks and in the foreground, or partially sunken and beached boats or ships. The drawings are mainly inspired by Martin’s own photos taken in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia or from those sent to him by family and friends.

About the Gallery The Corridor Community Gallery is located adjacent to our ceramic arts studio in the lower level of the Recreation Centre. This space provides a public venue for local artists and allows us to share in the talents and interests of fellow community members. Visit for more information. Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm
Stat Holiday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

For information on visual arts classes and programs offered by the City of Red Deer or to enquire about showing your artwork in the Corridor Community Gallery, please contact: The City of Red Deer, Community Development | 403-406-8820 | culturemailbox(at)

Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) 4525 47A Avenue
Friday, September 1 from 5 – 8pm
Drop in to see the current exhibition Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest as part of #FirstFridaysRedDeer.
NEW: The MAG is now open Wednesdays and Fridays until 8pm on a permanent basis.

Please inquire directly with the following galleries about any exhibitions ongoing for September:

Artribute Art School, 212 - 4836 50 Street, Old Courthouse. Treaty 6 & 7

Solorzano Spa Cafe & Wine Bar, 4631 50 Street, Red Deer, AB

First Fridays Red Deer is the monthly event where downtown art galleries hold exhibit openings and special events.

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