Bill Burns: Bird Radio opens Friday, June 1st at 7:00pm.
Double Fun Friday
(2 galleries, 2 receptions, 3 exhibitions, 1 night)

On Friday, June 1st, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and the Centre for Creative Arts will be hosting opening receptions on the same night. Make it an art gallery double-date! Be sure to visit both openings to make your evening extra special. We're just across the street and we love being neighbours!

The artist will be in attendance and we hope you'll visit us for the opening reception of Bill Burns: Bird Radio. Visit the Centre for Creative Arts on Friday night for the opening reception of two new exhibitions, "Life Through the Lens" Grande Prairie Photo Club, and Melanie Jenner: Welcoming Bliss.

AGGP Exhibition
Bill Burns: Bird Radio at the Art Gallery of Grande PrairieBill Burns: Bird RadioJune 1 - August 26, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 2012. 7 - 10 pm
Location: The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Central to this multimedia installation is a chandelier-like device with jerry-rigged birdcalls surrounded by a selection of modern chairs. When the birdcalls are activated by visitors, the sound is transmitted outside of the gallery space to be heard in real-time on the radio. The birdcalls are two-fold reproductions: not only are they devices designed to mimic the sounds of birds that have been exiled from most of our urban environments, but they are also rebuilt versions of pre-existing devices.

Centre for Creative Arts Exhibitions

On display June 1 - 29, 2012
Location: Centre for Creative Arts, 9904- 101 Avenue, Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie Photoclub: Life Through the LensMelanie Jenner: Welcoming Bliss (June 1 - 29, 2012)

Upcoming Exhibition

Journey 2012Carmen Haakstad & Jim Stokes: A Collection of Works

June 12 - July 15, 2012
Location: The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

The Journey 2012 portion of the new building was only open for the reception night on May 11th. The artworks of Journey 2012 were removed from the building for safety while the final stages of construction are being completed on other areas of the new building. Journey 2012 will be available again and will be open to the public after June 12th.

We're Loving Our New Name
The Prairie Art Gallery has been renamed the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its major expansion into the restored 1929 Grande Prairie High School building.  The new name and logo were unveiled April 28, 2012 at the 32nd Annual Art Auction to a crowd of over 200 supporters. In the coming months, signs will be changed out, printed materials will be updated and the website will be renamed, although one of the most important changes will involve community support through social networking and word of mouth. Learn more...

Read an article online from the Daily Herald Tribune.


Gallery Open Regular Hours
We're happy to be open to the public and back to our regular hours beginning Saturday, June 2nd. Visit us this summer to see our newly renovated building. At the Montrose Cultural Centre you can sign out your books at the Grande Prairie Public Library, experience the current exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie for free, and grab a delicious drink at Esquires Coffee House. It's going to be a great summer and we hope to see you soon.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday:        10 am – 9 pm
Friday:                              10 am – 6 pm
Saturday:                         10 am – 5 pm
Sunday:                              1 pm – 5 pm


The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee House. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie.

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