Grande Prairie Art Gallery opened its door in 1975. At that time, it was known as Prairie Gallery which changed later to Prairie Art Gallery in 1993. In March 2007, the south half of the historic building collapsed without warning. Fortunately no injury or casualty was reported. Normally the gallery would be filled with staff, visitors, and pre-school classes of children but in the early morning of March 19, 2007 the curator Robert Steven noticed one of the central roof beams had cracked and water was trickling into the south end of the building. Immediately the whole building was evacuated. Moments after city workers finished insepction and left the building, a third of the roof sagged and crashed to the floor. In 2009, a new facility Montrose Cultural Centre was constructed, which includes the renovated art gallery and Grande Prairie Public Library. On September 28, 2012, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie was officially re-opened since its collapse.
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Exact location of GP Art Gallery is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map.
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