Work was completed last winter on the Celebration Plaza in front of Red Deer’s new culture services building. (Advocate file photo).

Public invited to opening celebration of Red Deer’s new culture services building

Open house is 5 to 8 p.m. on July 5

Red Deerians are invited to check out the new home of the City of Red Deer’s culture services at an open house next Friday evening, July 5.

A larger Viewpoint Gallery art display space is part of the renovated former downtown school building at 5205 48th Ave. The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. to coincide with Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings.

The brick heritage building also includes visual arts studios, a performing arts studio, a multi-purpose room and 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 more spacious exhibit space for local artists.

“We are excited to invite the community to come downtown and see our new space,” said culture superintendent Tara O’Donnell.

“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,” O’Donnell added.

“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 will feature a reception for the official reopening of the Viewpoint Gallery, with artists in attendance.

Two exhibits are on display: 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.

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

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