Cool Arts Society

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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.


The Cool Arts Society could not exist without the support of individuals; and local, provincial and national granting agencies. 

You too could play a vital role in the vitality of our programming by donating time, funds or much needed materials and equipment.

Featured Artists

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.


About Us

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.

Membership Rates: 

Individual Membership.............. $15

Family Membership....................$25

Corporate Membership.............$75

Donations would gratefully be accepted at the following address:

The Cool Arts Society

RPO Box 24067

Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 9H2

 Our Location:

#205 Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.
421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1