*NEW* Workshops on being an artist

November 27th and new in 2020!

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery are excited to present a new series of workshops aimed at artists and art lovers! 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 discount online or ask for the password to buy in person at the Museum & Art Gallery! Wine will be available for purchase onsite. All sessions take place in the Stewart Discovery Studio at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6.

Collecting 101: Big 'C' and Little 'C' Collecting

Join Melanie Berndt, Collections Coordinator at the MAG on November 27, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm as she explains the difference between collecting personally and for a museum. She will offer some tips for storing and caring for your collections.

About Melanie Berndt

Melanie Berndt is the Coordinator of Collections Management at the Red Deer MAG. Since 2014 one of her main roles at the museum has been reorganizing our extensive artefact Collection. Melanie has visited museums across Canada to study their use of the ReOrg Methodology formulated by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation of Cultural Property) and CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute). The technique encourages critical collecting and creative but safe arrangement methods to maximize storage space. Small “c” collections challenge the ReOrg methodology within Museum storage spaces but the techniques still be applied successfully to the personal collector. Learn what distinguishes a big “C” or museum collection from a small “c” personal collection and tips and tricks to long-term preservation of your home treasures.

The Programming Committee is seeking volunteers!

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 Programming 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 social events, like “Where’s My Tribe?”, and an arts and culture social at the Troubled Monk. The event is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm as a means of furthering connections between various artists of all genres. Troubled Monk #1, 5551 45 Street (Cronquist Business Park)