Art Alley is the first project of its kind to transform the walls of Downtown Red Deer into a vibrant, positive space for the community.
The project began as a collaboration between The City of Red Deer and the Downtown Business Association (DBA) and is now supported solely by the DBA with generous sponsorship from Fargey's Decorating Centre.
The project is responsible for the creation of nine murals in the Downtown since 2014. Locations include Fratter’s Speakeasy Venue, The Buffalo Hotel, Can-West Travel, Barbershop on Gaetz, John Howard Society, and most recently, the back of the Club Café. In each location plain alley walls have been replaced by original, hand-painted murals by a team of talented local artists.
Artists include Christine Karron, Brian Heimowski, Brian Usher, Mike Villasana, Dee Stewart, Shannon Littke, Emily Thompson, Stephen Birch, Jesse Gouchey, Ryan Jason Allen Willert and Cydnee Sparrow.
"Street art initiatives are thriving in cities across North America and throughout the world," said Steve Woolrich, Project Coordinator. "Projects such as this support public art, revitalization and, most importantly, have the potential to create social change."