Several of Red Deer’s downtown art galleries opened their doors Friday evening celebrating the First Friday of September. Here Donna Herrick, right, shows Corinne Anderton her mixed media series of collages, titled the accidental nature of much that appears. Many of the artists featured at the galleries were in attendance for the event. Herrick was at the Alleyscape studio at 4930 C Ross St. while next door in the Harris Warke Gallery in Sunworks, Corinne Anderton was showing her paintings. In the Velvet Olive Red Deer artist Justina Smith met with patrons and talked about her paintings she created after a recent trip to the Queen Charolette Islands. At the Bilton Contemorary Art Gallery Red Deer photographers Dwight Arthur and Headly Blake were in attendance where their photos are on exhibit along with the photographs of Morry Katz, Roberta Murray, Steve Rickard, Theresa Towers-Rickard and Pamela Williams. At Gallery IS located at 5123-48 St. High River artist Arlene Westen-Evans was on hand to show her mixed media exhibition titled Fifty 50.