Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days is a three-day festival that celebrates arts and culture in cities across Canada. Free, family-friendly activities are available throughout the weekend.
Alberta Culture Days Chalk Artist

Create, participate and share during Alberta Culture Days, September 30 to October 2, 2016.

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Little Gaetz Ave & Ross Street Patio

Downtown Red Deer will come alive with beautiful, vibrant, original sidewalk chalk art. Stroll along Little Gaetz Avenue and Ross Street to witness the wonderful creations as they come to life throughout the day.

Feature Artist Ian Morris: The City of Red Deer Culture Services is pleased to present feature artist Ian Morris. Ian has been a full-time street artist in Victoria for more than twelve years, reproducing works of historical artists and also 3D, or anamorphic, pictures. He has participated in international festivals and events in both Canada and the US, including the Sarasota Festival in Florida where he worked under the direction of Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D chalk art, along with an international team of chalk artists to produce the world's largest anamorphic picture. It is the direct interaction of audience and art in public space that Ian enjoys the most.

Calling local artists! The City of Red Deer is accepting applications from artists wishing to participate in the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 14. For more information, read the Call for artists for Alberta Culture Days Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival Public Service Announcement. Fill out the Alberta Culture Days Sidewalk Chalk Art Festical Artist Application Form (pdf)

Live music on the Ross Street Patio
Saturday, October 1, 4 – 6 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of talented local musicians on the Ross Street Patio throughout the afternoon. Stay tuned for a full schedule of performances.

Calling local musicians! The City of Red Deer is accepting applications from musicians wishing to participate in Alberta Culture Days by performing on the Ross Street Patio. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2. For more information, read the Call for musicians for Alberta Culture Days. For an application form, Fill out the Musician Application Form. (pdf) .