I only know that I do what I can to convey what I experience before nature and that most often, in order to succeed in conveying what I feel, I totally forget the most elementary rules of painting, if they exist that is.
- Claude Monet, 1912
The Cool Arts Society is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to providing art opportunities
for adults with developmental disabilities
Cool Arts offers classes for adults living with developmental disabilities in the Central Okanagan. 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.
Our current Featured Artist is Mark Mercer. His 'beyond wild' work can currently be seen in and just outside Studio 201 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
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 201 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.
Cool Arts hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help showcase the work of our artists, fundraise, and/or to introduce the community to the work we do. Our board members and other volunteers work tirelessly to bring an extraordinary experience to the guests of our events.
Over the past 14 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.............. $20
Donations would gratefully be accepted at the following address:
Cool Arts Society
201 - 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6Z1