About the Gallery
The Harris-Warke Gallery was created after the city of Red Deer, blossoming as a centre for art and culture, was awarded a Cultural Capital of Canada award in 2003. At that time, the space was generously donated by Paul Harris and Terry Warke, owners of the Sunworks store. These two men have, and continue to, contribute generously to arts and culture in the city of Red Deer.
As a group of local artists, we, the members of the Harris-Warke committee, are proud to volunteer our time to present this exhibition space to the community.
Why do we care about the Arts? Art is a search for alternatives. It is a quest to see with new eyes. Art teaches us to think and learn, remember and believe. Art is vital to a community because the voices of our local artists strengthen our identity, while work from afar exposes us to others and a different way of seeing.
Our mission as a gallery is to promote the Arts in Red Deer. The Harris-Warke Gallery encourages exposure to an eclectic definition of art. We hope to enrich the Red Deer community by promoting a diverse arts experience to a diverse viewing public.
Visit us regularly and often. There is something for everyone to see.
Please note that our space is now on the second floor of Sunworks Home & Garden store. There is no elevator in the store and we apologize for the inconvenience this may pose for access.