August 2021 Schedule

First Friday Events for

August 6, 2021

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Title: For the Love of Nature

Artists: Elaine Funnell and Cindy Barratt
Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street, in Red Deer Public Library – operated by Red Deer Arts Council
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: until August 16, 2021
First Friday reception August 6th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Sunny Alberta - Roses #12
Watercolour, 2012
Cindy Barratt

Title: Our Daily Bread

Artists: Erin Boake and Marnie Blair
Viewpoint Gallery, Culture Services Centre, 5205 48 Street
Media: oil paintings on board and panel, photographs
Dates of Exhibition: July 13 – September 4, 2021
Hours: Mon–Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm, open weekends and after-hours during programs and events. For more information about the Viewpoint Gallery, please visit:

Reception: Gallery will be open on August 6th until 5:30pm.

Title: NFTrees

Artist: Tyler Walline
The Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street (access via back alley/51st Street)
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: August 6 - 31, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday August 6th from 5 – 7pm with the artist in attendance.

Title: Fibre Arts Showcase

Artist: Margaret Blank
Curiosity Art & Framing, 4 – 4676 61 Street, Riverside Industrial
Media: Textiles
Exhibition Dates: August - October 2021

Margaret Blank, Fibre Artist: One-of-a-kind textile art

My name is Margaret Blank, and I live in the Hamlet of Mirror, Alberta, located about 40 minutes NE of Red Deer and equidistant between the City of Lacombe and the Town of Stettler. Though I was born in the small town of Huntingdon, Quebec, I moved to Calgary in the fall of 1976, with my husband of one year, Howard, who was from Vancouver. We lived in the NW of that city for all of our married life, and it was a wonderful place to raise our two children. However, Type 1 Diabetes took Howard’s life in August 2006, and soon I was homesick for the countryside in which I’d grown up. With a daughter in Edmonton and a son in Lethbridge, I knew I couldn’t move ‘back East’. What a delight to find the rolling hills and proximity to Buffalo Lake that I have in Mirror, where every street ends in trees.

I learned to knit about age 8; cross-stitch, embroidery and garment sewing soon followed. It was only in my forties that two girlfriends persuaded me to try quilting. They figured that slicing strips would be a good way to battle the stresses in my life, and they were right! That was about 1996. A few years later, when I saw my first exhibit of art quilts, I was gobsmacked. I just knew I had to try it! Email artcuriosities(at) for further details about artist reception. Store hours 10:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday.


Artists Featured this summer: Jim Westergard, Susan Delaney, Paula Sommers, Trent Leach, andrea dillingham-lacoursiere, Brenda J Smith, Barb Hanson, Karen Brodie, Linda Sommers, Charity Briere, Karyn Doedel, and Natalia Chiles
Herons Nest Landscape Design and Garden Center (House of Payne Gallery)
634 49 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1T5
Gallery will be open on Friday August 6th for First Friday.

Title: Summer Artists Group Exhibition

Artists: Raevyn Berg, Laura Frederick, Michael Huyzer, Kevin Allen, Marianne Harris, Rita Schoenberger, Jessica Pettit, David Todd, Gordon Klaassen, Brenda Smith, Hailey Wasdal, Amanda Frost, Dave Rodgers, Jeff Powers, Martin Dahl
A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th Street
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: August 6 - 31, 2021
No artist reception, showing during regular gallery hours. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday from 12 – 5pm.

Title: A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies

A Travelling Exhibition
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47A Avenue
Media: Mixed Media
Dates: until August 16, 2021

Check out the travelling art exhibit A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG), showing from now until August 16, 2021. This exhibit includes over 50 artists, 9 themes with an amazing collection of work. A Prairie Vernacular is a travelling exhibition curated by Jennifer McRorie and Joanne; organized and toured by Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with the Esplanade and is funded by the Government of Canada and Department of Canadian Heritage. The opening hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am - 4:30pm. Visits can be booked on the MAG website

Title: Imagery Comparisons

(A display comparing colour vs. black and white images of the same subject.)
Artists: Members of Central Alberta Photographic Society
Corridor Community Gallery in lower level of Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave
Media: Digital Photography
Exhibition Dates:
Collection 1 runs Tuesday, July 27th – Thursday, Aug 26th
Collection 2 runs Friday, Aug 27th August – Thursday, Sept 30th
Current Rec Centre hours: Mon 5:30am – 10 pm, Saturday 8am – 10pm. Sunday 11am - 8pm. Holidays 12 - 5pm. To contact the gallery: 403-406-8813 or 403-406-8820, culturemailbox(at)


Please contact the following galleries for more details about current exhibitions and opening hours.

Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave

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

Red Deer Arts Council's Vision is a vibrant, thriving community that celebrates and nurtures arts and creativity in Central Alberta.