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Culture Services Open House to celebrate new facility, gallery space

June 26, 2019 10:41 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians are invited to an open house celebration at the new home of The City of Red Deer’s Culture Services section, 5205 48 Avenue (former Central Intermediate School), on Friday, July 5. 

The facility includes an art gallery, multi-purpose room, visual arts studios, performing arts studio, a flexible-use activity space in the former gym, administrative offices and meeting spaces as well as a large outdoor plaza suitable for special events. The new location will host visual and performing arts programs, including summer camps, and will offer a larger space for the Viewpoint Gallery, which features a variety of art exhibits, including those of local artists. 

“We are excited to invite the community to come downtown and see our new space,” said Tara O’Donnell, Culture Superintendent. “Though we will continue to offer similar programs and services as in our previous location, the new studio and gallery spaces are sure to inspire instructors, participants and guests alike. The proximity of the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza allows us to expand this event outdoors and host live music performers right outside our doors.” 

The open house event will feature a reception for the official re-opening of the Viewpoint Gallery, with artists in attendance. Two exhibits are on display, including A New View by members of the Viewpoint Gallery Collective and a guest exhibit from the Harris-Warke Gallery, Biophiles by Teena Dickerson. 

Guests can also enjoy tours of the facility, free sample classes in ceramics and dance, and live music on the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza featuring Art Samuel Barker and Old Man Marley. 

Culture Services Open House & First Friday Celebration
5205 48 Avenue, Red Deer (former Central Intermediate School)
Friday, July 5, 2019
5 – 8 p.m.

More information on Culture Services can be found at www.reddeer.ca/culture.

For more information, please contact:

Tara O’Donnell
Culture Superintendent
The City of Red Deer
403-406-8820

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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