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First Friday features Country Pride Performance Team and Paul Boultbee

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Here are the events happening as part of First Friday Red Deer on February 7th, 2020

Performers: Country Pride Dance Club will be performing in the Snell Auditorium for First Friday at Paul Boultbee’s Exhibit

Title: Shadow Man
Artist: Paul Boultbee
Kiwanis Gallery, 4818 49 Street, in Red Deer Public Library – operated by Red Deer Arts Council
Media:  Mixed Media
Dates:  to February 17, 2020
Reception: First Friday Red Deer February 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/629741994235637/.

 

Title:    Faculty & Staff Exhibition
Artists: Red Deer College School of Creative Arts Faculty & Staff
Welikoklad Event Centre Gallery, 4922 49th Street
Dates:  January 20 – February 28 2020
Reception Friday February 7th from 5 – 7pm.  Free and open to the public.

Title:    Undiscovered Talents – Student Art Exhibition
Artists: Students from A+’s weekly art classes will be showing off their creative endeavours
A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections,  Unit 203, 4919 49th Street
Media:    Various
Dates:     February 1 -29, 2020
Opening Reception: February 7 from 4 – 6pm.  We’ve got incredible art students doing amazing work in the Art Gallery workshops.  Artists/Instructors Michael Huyzer, Rita Schoenberger, Amanda Frost, Meghan Harkins have shared their ideas and knowledge with workshop students.  From oil painting, acrylic and alcohol inks, to mixed media, each person came up with inspiring pieces.  We wanted to show case each of our students in celebrating their masterpieces with you. You’ve seen the photos on Facebook, now come in and talk with our students.  You may be inspired to try out an art workshop for yourself.

Title:      Trees I Once Knew
Artist:     Peter Allen
The Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street (access via back alley/51st Street)
Media:    Oil Pastels
Dates:     February 1 – 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th from 6 – 8pm.  The content is primarily oil pastel drawings of simple landscapes that use trees as the main object in the image. The works were made between 1994 and 1996.  Live music with Tyler Allen and Dayna Moritz to follow at 9pm.

Title:      Comic Book Love
Artist:     Trevor Wiltse
The Hub on Ross Art Gallery, 4936 Ross Street
Media:    Pencil sketches on Canvas
Dates:     February 1 – 29, 2020
Opening Reception February 7 from 1-3pm with the artist in attendance.

Exhibitions:
Anne Frank – A History for Today
Sacrifice, Hope, Friendship: Canada & the Liberation of Holland
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525 47 A Avenue
Join a MAG staff member for informal tours of our permanent history exhibition, Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland from 5-8 pm, plus check out the temporary exhibits “Anne Frank – A History for Today” and “Sacrifice, Hope, Friendship: Canada & the Liberation of Holland.”  Enjoy some light refreshments and snacks. Free to attend; donations gratefully accepted.  Gallery open from 10am – 8pm.

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Gallery shows new and continuing with no receptions, although spaces are open to the public.

Title:    Nature in Winter
Artist:  Members of Red Deer’s Lettering Arts Guild
Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave
Media:  Mixed
Dates:   December 20, 2019 – February 19, 2020
No reception for February.  Gallery viewing times are 10 am – 5 pm everyday.

Title:      Feline Lair: An Ephemeral Expression of Ice and Snow
Artist:    Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur
Viewpoint Gallery, Culture Services Centre, 5205 48 Street
Media:   Mixed Media
Dates:   January 3rd – February 28, 2020
No reception for February.  Hours:  Mon–Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

Feline Lair 2019
Dawn Detarando & Brian McArthur
Ice and Snow
Photographer credit: Asaf Kliger

Title:    chasing the light
Artist:   Carol Lynn Gilchrist
Media:  Acrylic
Corridor Community Gallery, in lower level of Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave
No reception for February.  This work is a deeply personal response to the death of the artist’s brother.
Facilitated by City of Red Deer Culture Services and featuring the work of local emerging and established artists.  Hours Mon–Thu 5:30am–10pm, Fri 5:30am–5pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5 pm.

Sunworks Gallery, 110-4913 50 Avenue
Store open, but no reception for January.

Creativity Understood.

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First Friday Red Deer is the monthly event where downtown art galleries hold exhibit openings and special events.

Thank you to our sponsors!

                   

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Downtown Business Spotlight: City Center Vacuum

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This week’s Business Spotlight is with City Center Vacuum Sales & Service. This business has been in operation for the past 27 years, in the same location at 5311 – 50th Avenue. They are known for carrying high-quality products, fair pricing, and excellent customer service.  Its no wonder they have people that travel from out of town just to shop with them! We sat down with James and Rose-Marie Sherman to learn more!

What is your business?

We are vacuum sales and service with janitorial products as well. Our products include portable vacs, built-in vacs, carpet shampoo, vacuum bags, belts, and service repairs.

When did your business open?

We opened in May of 1993 and have been in the same location ever since.

What makes your business unique?

It’s a go-to business, it’s a destination. We supply what people can’t find elsewhere and our products are of high quality, people come to us when they are tired of buying disposable products. Customers like our 1 on 1 service. They like the honesty and sincerity we offer when they come to us for repairs. James is awesome with customers over the phone as well, he can assess what’s going on by asking the customer to perform different tests they can do at home, and then go from there. A lot of times the customer ends up being able to fix it at home and we can help them through it. It saves them from having to make a trip down here or us having to go to them.

What are some products/services that you offer?

As mentioned, we do repairs on most models of vacuums, we carry items that are hard to find elsewhere, Canadian Tire or Walmart won’t carry all the accessories for vacuums that we carry. We have a whole wall in the store dedicated to bags, filters, belts, and shampooing parts. We also carry janitorial supplies for commercial use. Some of these products are also for household use too. If you need something to clean toilets or hard water stain removal, then we have that available.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

I ran another vacuum store downtown for several years before we opened this one. It was a partnership but when that ended, we moved to this location. This was a built-in vacuum store called Air Stream, so we just absorbed it and went from there.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

I think it’s about retailers and family business owners that believe in building and supporting downtown. We’ve had a lot of bad representation and even gossip that’s not always true. What is happening in downtown is happening everywhere in Red Deer. We want to stay in downtown and help to support the other businesses in the area.

Finish this sentence: I love Downtown Red Deer because… The sense of community, family, local businesses, and its always in motion. It has taken care of me and my family for the past 27 years, it helped me raise 5 kids by providing me with a good location for a business. I find most of the downtown people support each other.

City Center Vacuum Sales & Service are truly experts in their field. Their highly knowledgeable team will make your shopping experience a pleasure and you will know you are getting exactly what you need for a great price.

 

Make sure to check out their website for everything in the store!

http://citycentervacuum.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycentervacuum

 

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Investment in high profile downtown property should boost downtown

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From Cam Tomalty of RE/MAX Commercial Properties

POSTIVE NEWS FOR DOWNTOWN RED DEER

Downtown Office Building Sold

Some good news for Red Deer’s downtown core. The former Abacus Datagraphics Building, located at 4814 Ross Street, has sold to a local investor. The purchaser is excited about this new venture and will be making some upgrades to the building in hopes of attracting new tenants. The four-story building overlooks beautiful City Hall Park and is anchored by IDA Drugs. There are currently two new tenants undertaking tenant improvements with the hopes of occupancy in September. Sunreal Property Management Company has been retained to professionally manage the property and will be handling the day to day operations. The new owner plans to work attracting new tenants to the building and is offering Naming Rights to a qualified tenant.

“This is a positive sale for our downtown”, states Cam Tomalty of RE/MAX Commercial Properties. “We have seen many businesses close or relocate from the downtown core, so it is promising to see an investor willing to commit to the purchase, put money into renovations, and work at attracting new businesses to help revive the downtown core. In addition to the Abacus sale, over the past few months RE/MAX has been successful in selling the historic Prairie Office Products building and the Old Mill. Both locations are opening new businesses, which is more positive news for Downtown. As of last week, the former Roger’s Insurance building was sold as well, filling up a downtown office building that has been sitting vacant. We are hopeful this is a sign our economy is improving and is encouraging news for our City’s downtown”.

If you would like more information, please call Cam Tomalty at 403.986.777 or email him at [email protected]

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thu27aug(aug 27)12:00 amsun30(aug 30)11:59 pmHUGE Garage Sale for Crime Prevention12:00 am - 11:59 pm (30) PIDHERNEY CURLING CENTRE, RED DEER, AB, 4725 43 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z3 Event Organized By: The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre

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