Art Speaks Learning Series

The Business of being an artist

Art Speaks is a learning series held on Select Wednesday evenings and co-presented by the Red Deer Arts Council (RDAC) and the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG.) Registration is required. The cost to attend each session is $8 for valid MAG and RDAC members, or $10 each for non-members. Non-refundable. For ages 18+.
Email info(at) for the special link to access the RDAC member discount online or ask for the password to buy in person at the MAG! Refreshments available for purchase on site. All sessions take place in the Stewart Discovery Studio at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue.


January 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm

Are you a visual or performing artist struggling to get your name out there? Do you want to learn how to better promote yourself through social media? Join us for a panel discussion with local artists who have successfully embraced social media to promote their art. Marnie Blair and Erin Boake are professional visual artists, and Lisa Spencer-Cook and Curtis LaBelle are professional performers, in Red Deer – all who are well-known thanks to their social media savvy.

The Bees Knees! Collecting and Reinventing the Fashion of the Roaring 1920’s

February 12, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00pm

Date Night! Bring your Valentine to explore the fashion of the 1920’s through costume designer Jesslyn Miller’s personal collection of original pieces and learn how she reproduces them for the stage.

Jesslyn in a piece of her own Rococo-inspired creation.


Image by Perry Grone on Unsplash

If you like working with projects, this is a committee that may fit your style of volunteering. Ideal committee members will have a passionate interest or experience in the arts and a commitment to promoting and developing the arts in the community. Contact us for information.

The Activation Committee plans, develops, organizes and implements workshops and special events that will support the arts community in its development, with an emphasis on representing all sectors (visual, literary, performing and cultural) equitably, and geared to arts organizations and artists in Red Deer and area.

We further promote ongoing networking to share knowledge and experience via our workshops and Creative Connections social events and our arts and culture social at the Troubled Monk. The event is held every other month on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm as a means of furthering connections between various artists of all genres. (Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar, May, June for Summer news!) Troubled Monk #1, 5551 45 Street (Cronquist Business Park)