Kiwanis Gallery

The Kiwanis Gallery hosts exhibits from artists around the province of Alberta.

The Red Deer Arts Council is responsible for programming this wonderful, unique gallery space. Rotating eclectic exhibits features artists working in all media and subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts to 3D. Artists range from emerging to professional from around the province. Two highly popular school exhibits are hosted in the spring and include five middle schools and two high schools. The gallery hosts opening receptions on the first Friday of every month. (View First Friday Red Deer tab - or drop down menu?? for more information.)

Red Deer Arts Council operates the Kiwanis Gallery in the lower level of the Red Deer Public Library as a partnership.

The exhibits in the Red Deer Public Library Kiwanis Art Gallery are scheduled, organized and maintained by the Visual Arts Committee of the Red Deer Arts Council. You can reach the Library at www.rdpl.org Address of the Red Deer Public Library is 4818 - 49 Street.

Red Deer Arts Council Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library at 4818 49 Street, Red Deer, AB

Gallery viewing hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  • First Friday Red Deer receptions: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We are thrilled to present the City of Red Deer Gallery Guide 2016 as a pdf format ready for downloading here:

Thanks to Culture Services staff for their invaluable help in making this a reality.

Call for Entry to Kiwanis Gallery 2018 and 2019 is Now Closed.


Flowers dominate Donna's large scale oil paintings creating dynamic images at the Kiwanis Gallery.

This series of magnified internal close up's of flowers reveal the abstract qualities and simplicity that drew Donna to them. Their bright colours, shapes, smooth or rough textures, lines, the whole design of the internal workings amazed and compelled her to see more and express the vision that relate to their symbolism: the essence of life. Donna is a well-known Lethbridge artist that boasts an extensive exhibition history as well as having some of her works included in the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Grande Prairie and many private collections throughout North America, Japan and Europe.

"I like the idea of sectioning the pieces up, sort of a reflection of one’s life. We all have experiences we undergo and when we put them together they form the complete picture of our life. Each single painting or piece becomes an abstract painting by itself, just as our own lives reveal things that may seem abstract or surreal at the time. But looking back in hindsight, it all starts to make sense and we see that we are where we are because of those experiences. It’s like a puzzle that needs to be put together to make sense.

I was influenced by Georgia O’Keefe when I was studying art in University and I loved the use of simple, strong and colourful shapes. I still enjoy and love to look at her work." Donna Gallant, June 2018

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Close Up: Paintings by Donna Gallant running from June 19 to August 19, 2018 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

First Friday Opening: July 6 from 6 to 8 pm. Artist will be in attendance.

Refreshments will be served.

Organized Chaos, Oil, 2014, Donna Gallant



Glimpse, Oil, 2017, Donna Gallant