If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Goh
The Cool Arts Society is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing art opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities
Cool Arts offers classes for teens and transitioning adults in partnership with resource teachers in School District 23. Designed to be process oriented and experiential, all activities take place in a safe, student-centered environment where participants can make discoveries in art practice without distraction.
This month's artist spotlight is on Melanie Marcotte. Not only is Mel a very enthusiastic participant in the Cool Arts program.; she is also an artist representative on our Board of Directors.
Come visit her exhibit in the hallway just outside our studio.
Cool Arts finally found a permanent home in our eleventh year of operation thanks to generous support from Community Living British Columbia. Our society is located upstairs in Studio 205 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district. Thank you so much to all of the organizations and individuals who have supported us since 2003.
For the past few years, Cool Arts Society has hosted many fundraiser events. Our board members and other volunteers work tirelessly to bring an extraordinary experience to the guests of ours events. As well, the organization has produced several series of greeting cards to supplement our fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards to funding of the Cool Arts Society.
Over the past 10 years Cool Arts artists have shown their work as part of the
group at various locations around Kelowna, BC.
One of the biggest accomplishments at Cool Arts was establishing We Are
Artists, an exhibition the founder
curated in collaboration with the
Kelowna Art Gallery in 2009.
Individual Membership.............. $15
Donations would gratefully be accepted at the following address:
The Cool Arts Society
RPO Box 24067
Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 9H2