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Thank you

These projects could not have been made possible without our sponsors and the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. So on half of the Cool Arts Society, we would like to show our gratitude by saying thank you!

Cool Arts participants can register for workshops or volunteer positions by sending an email to the address below. 

Email: Info@coolarts.ca

Phone:  1-(250)-899-6381

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Gaudi in the Garden

Gaudi in the Garden was a project in partnership with local artist Wanda Lock, Roxana Adams of SOL Art in the Garden and Central Okanagan Community Gardens. Cool Arts Society will be inviting all community volunteers to join us in beautifying the St. Paul Community Gardens located at the corner of Cawston and St. Paul.

This public art project; generously funded by the City of Kelowna, was inspired by the tile mosaics of architect Antonin Gaudi. We invite you to save and donate any coloured tile and broken or chipped porcelain for this project. We also invite you to join us for the installation of the mosaics under the direction of Wanda Lock. Imagine immortalizing a broken piece of Grandma’s china plate! Anyone can donate. Anyone can participate.
Community Garden at St. Paul to be transformed

Artist Wanda Lock

Eco Art Installation

Cool Arts joined forces with cane and vine artist Annabel Stanley, to create an environmental installation using vineyard prunings from Quail's Gate and Summerhill Wineries. The resulting installation was unveiled at the CONDUIT: Fertility Festival hosted by Gabe Cipes and Summerhill Winery in May  This project was generously funded by the City of Kelowna; Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant. 

Sand Spiral

Last summer, Cool Arts, along with the generous funding of a City of Kelowna Public Art grant, teamed up with artist Lori Mairs and countless volunteers to create an ephemeral, eco-art project. The event took place during the Fat Cat Festival at Waterfront Park and the resulting Sand Spiral was awe inspiring!

RE-Produce ~ Fruit Tree Project

RE-Produce project is a partnership between the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project, Potters Addict and Kelowna Museums.  

Cool Arts artists are currently participating in fruit gleans hosted by OKFTP. Following this engagement, Cool Arts will create tree fruits out of clay with Potters Addict. The resulting works will go on display at the Orchard Industry Museum in October. 

This project was only made possible with the generous support of the Central Okanagan Foundation.

The Beebox Project

Cool Arts Society is proud to announce the Beebox Project; a Cool Arts initiative and community collaboration that fuses Art and Agriculture in an exciting and innovative way. 

This multifaceted project that celebrates a partnership between Cool Arts artists, local apiaristKevin Dunn and the B.C. Orchard Industry Museum is generously funded by a City of Kelowna; Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) Project Grant.

Cool Arts artists are in the process of painting and documenting beeboxes supplied by Kevin Dunn of Okanagan Wildbrush Honey while being educated on the importance of bees in our local agriculture and food production. Further to painting and photo documentation, artists will also deliver their beeboxes to local orchards, filming the process and participating in film editing workshops for the purpose of educating the public about the vital importance of bees.

The Beebox Project will culminate in an exhibition hosted by the B.C. Orchard Museum this summer with specific dates to be announced.
Beeboxes at the Orchard Industry Museum