Alberta Culture Days

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Red Deer's Culture Days events engage visitors and residents alike with an eclectic mix of arts, culture, and creativity!

Red Deer's Alberta Culture Days 2022 will be held throughout the month of September! Check out the date blocks below for all the events, which 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, 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.

Alberta Culture Days 2022

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! You can also follow us on

All Month Long

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
For Alberta Culture Days, the MAG will be hosting MAG Saturdays for FREE!
MAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilitiesto participate in a fun art project every Saturday from 1-4 pm. FREE for September.
We supply the materials, the studio, and the instructions – yousupply the imagination!

Sept. 3, ‘Relief Printmaking’
Sept. 10: ‘Beautiful Boxed Botanicals’
Sept. 17: ‘Keith Haring Inspired Line Movement’
Sept. 24.:Low-Relief Landscapes’

The Pop-Up Art Gallery at the new Red Deer Arts Council office
6 –4919 49 Street, Red Deer
The Red Deer Arts Council andthe Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association present an exhibition oforiginal visual and literary artworks in the RDAC’s new office gallerylocation. Art will include works by new, experienced, and developing artists inthe community from all levels of experience.

Art in the Hallway
6391 76 Street
The YMCA is launching a new Community Gallery in the main hallway of Northside Community Centre. The first exhibition will be a juried show with an open call titled, "Connections."
First Fridays Red Deer Opening Reception is September 2 from 6pm - 8pm.

September Week 1

Meet The Street & Centrefest - FRIDAY EVENING!
Friday, Sept 2: 5 pm – 8 pm Ross Street Patio
Join us on the Patio for live music and a sneak peak performance from one of Centrefest’s talented street performers.

Meet The Street & Centrefest - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Saturday, Sept 3: 1 pm – 8 pm
Sunday, Sept 4: 1 pm – 6 pm
Ross St, City Hall Park, Parking Lot P4 and selected alleyways

Head downtown to enjoy two days of art activities, an art market, children’s circus world, food trucks, street performers, magicians, music, and murals! For more information, visit

Community Art Project - Clothespin Puppets!
City Hall Park, Red Deer
The Red Deer Arts Council and City of Red Deer Community Development and Culture present local artists leading a hands-on art activity for children and families. Create your own talking puppet using a clothespin and your IMAGINATION!
Happening during the Meet the Street Festival in City Hall Park!

September Week 2

Red Deer Public Library - Adult Storytime at Red Hart Brewing
Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm – 8pm
112 – 488 McCoy Drive
Why should children have all the fun? Join your favorite library staff to hear some bedtime stories for adults. Beverages are available for purchase. For ages 18+ only. Register at

NorwegianLaft Hus - Drop in for Coffee and Krumkake!
September 10 and 17 11 am –3 pm
Cultural Centre and Museum,south of Museum and Art Gallery
Come visit our museum and try your handat Nordic arts and crafts. View Scandinavian artifacts in our quaint log house.Find unique gift items including Viking-themed T-shirts, mugs, magnets, andmore!

The Red Deer Arts Council's Open Studio Tour
September 10 & 11, 10am– 4pm
Various Artists’ homes around Red Deer
Red Deer Arts Council presents an open studio tour to offer you a glimpse of local artists at work in their home studios. Come explore creativity in progress and learn about the artistic process. Check out the tab on this page to get full details of this weekend event!

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail
Reimagining the places where we live and work and play! The Theatre Trail is a community-led performance tour in downtown Sylvan Lake. Be guided by amusing storytellers to a variety of pop-up performances in unexpected places.
A 1 km guided tour with stops at 4 surprise live theatre locations. Seating at venues. The Trailhead and sign-in is inside the main foyer of the Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre. Please dress for the weather and arrive 15 minutes early. Event is free with registration, and donations will be accepted.
Dates: September 10,11 & 17,18 2022
Trail times: 1:00 PM | 1:30 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Suitability: 14+
Mobility: Walking tour with seating provided at each performance
Tickets: Available online call 403 887 2199
Contacts & info: TheatreTrail(at)
Facebook: Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail

September Week 3

Author Visit: Robin Stevenson
Creative Writing Workshop with Robin Stevenson
For Young Adults aged 15 to 30
Thursday, September 22, 6: 30 pm – 7:30 pm at GH Dawe Branch, RDPL
Join award-winning author Robin Stevenson for a workshop that will explore how participants can use their own experiences and curiosity to create compelling writing and convincing characters.

Red Deer Museum - Artist in Residence
September 10 from 10am – 4:30 pm in Heritage Square
Come and watch an artist at work as Dawn Detarando demonstrates her clay skills all day. Learn her process and creative insights.

RDAC - Writes of Autumn
September 12, 6 – 9pm
Red Deer Arts Council office, 6 – 4919 49th Street
Red Deer Arts Council’s Literary Arts Committee is excited to present an evening of writing workshops featuring Life Writing and Poetry. Free Event.

YMCA – Explore the Arts
Wednesdays September 14 & 21, Saturdays September 17 & 24
Northside Community Centre, 6391 76 Street
Try your hand at a new art form. The YMCA will be offering adult or adult and child classes in art, dance and cooking on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Norwegian Laft Hus - Drop in for Coffee and Krumkake!
September 10 and 17 11 am – 3 pm
Cultural Centre and Museum, south of Museum and Art Gallery
Come visit our museum and try your hand at Nordic arts and crafts. View Scandinavian artifacts in our quaint log house. Find unique gift items including Viking-themed T-shirts, mugs, magnets, and more!

September Week 4

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