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 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.

Colour flows through Devenir's psyche and shows up on the walls in the Kiwanis Gallery.

DEVENIR presents a collection of paintings created by its members: Danièle Petit, Doris Charest, Karen Blanchet, Patricia Lortie and Sabine Lecorre-Moore. The work flows through the colour wheel using an “Abundance” of tones and subtle differences, to reveal the intimate language of the artists' voices.

“Abundance” is series of the artists’ individual paintings created as a response to the following quotation by Georgia O'Keeffe: “I found I could say things with colors that I couldn't say in any other way - things that I had no words for”.

Even with today’s advanced technologies in communication, creating colourful images remains a powerful tool. Colour is the essence of our collective consciousness. Devenir seeks to connect with primitive emotions that are locked in our visual surroundings, both natural and urban, and our life experiences. They expose those emotions through colour conversations in their paintings.

Devenir: French verb meaning “transitioning from one state to another”

DEVENIR is a five-person collective made up of Francophone artists living and working in Edmonton and Calgary. As a collective, the artists support each other’s projects and share ideas. Individually these established artists enjoy a personal understanding of their own focus; each member brings to the table an abundant universe of emotions, artistic techniques and knowledge of the art world. Their activities cover individual studio practice, collective art making and career development. Together they strive to further enrich their practices. The collective DEVENIR is an experiment in provoking focus, challenging visions and opening doors.

Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Abundance: Works by Devenir, a collective of five Francophone artists, which runs from August 21 to October 14, 2018 in the Kiwanis Gallery.

First Friday Opening: September 7 from 6 to 8 pm. Artists will be in attendance.

Rodeo Flirt
Acrylic, 2018
Danièle Petit

Watercolour, 2018
Sabine Lecorre-Moore

The Orange Cat
Acrylic, 2018
Patricia Lortie

Off the Beaten Track
Mixed Media, 2018
Doris Charest

Mixed Media, 2018
Karen Blanchet