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 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.
Our current Featured Artist is Shane Cook, who has been with Cool Arts since 2004. His wildlife photography can currently be seen 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.
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 our events. The organization has also produced several series of greeting cards to supplement our fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards the funding of the Cool Arts Society.
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.............. $15
Donations would gratefully be accepted at the following address:
Cool Arts Society
201 - 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6Z1