A storefront outdoor art gallery and scavenger hunt will be happening in downtown Red Deer next month.
Art lovers can take a wintry walk through downtown Red Deer from Dec. 1 to 14 and gaze at original works created by local artists.
Paintings, glass and ceramic works will be displayed in storefront windows and are available for purchase.
Scavenger hunt maps can be printed from the Red Deer Arts Council’s website. Look for answers to the clues interspersed in the store window displays.
Completed forms can be left at the Housewarmings store on Ross Street for a chance to win prizes on two draw dates: Dec. 7 and 14.
While concerts on the Ross Street Patio are postponed next month because of COVID-19-related restrictions, more concerts are planned for later this winter and spring, as viral cases hopefully decline and restrictions lift.
The arts council is seeking submissions from musicians (soloists and duos) who are interested in performing on the patio in January through April. Submissions can be made on the council’s website until Monday.
First Friday receptions for December are cancelled due to more stringent restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but art enthusiasts can still peruse the local galleries during their regular opening hours.
Red Deer Art Club members have a group show called Scale at the Viewpoint Gallery in the City of Red Deer’s culture services building until Dec. 31. Images will zoom in or pull back to view things from different perspectives.
Musical Hands, a mixed-media exhibit by Carmen Winter, is on in the The Velvet Olive Lounge (access via back alley/51st Street) from Dec. 1 to 31.
Other gallery shows are continuing, including remember to remember: new works by andrea dillingham-lacoursiere, showing at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to Dec. 18.
Original art can also be seen in the A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections, Unit 203, 4919 49th St., the Corridor Community Gallery in the lower level of the Recreation Centre, Sunworks, and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.