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

Red Deer’s culture services prepares to move into downtown heritage building

The department will reopen in the former Central Intermediate School on May 17

The City of Red Deer’s culture services department is preparing to move into a larger downtown location in the former Central Intermediate School.

The current culture services building at 3827 39th St. will have irregular hours on Thursday, when the facility will open at 10:15 a.m., as staff prepare to relocate to 5205 48th Ave.

The 39th Street space will close permanently at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and culture services will reopen in the renovated downtown building on Friday at 8 a.m.

The 48th Avenue facility will offer the same services as at the previous location, but will be roomier, including having a larger Viewpoint Gallery to continue featuring local art exhibits.

The new location will also have more space for programs. There’s a multi-purpose room in the downtown brick building, as well as visual arts studios, a performing arts studio, flexible-use activity space, administrative offices and meeting spaces — and the large outdoor Celebration Plaza for special events.

The new culture services location will host visual and performing arts programs, including summer camps, starting in July.

The 48th Avenue building will continue to house the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra administrative office.

An official opening celebration at the site will be held in July. For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/culture.

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