Cool Arts Society

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Our Sponsors:

A Message to Our Supporters

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. 

Without your generous help, the Cool Arts Society would not have gotten where it is today. So thank you for all your support!

Our Volunteers & Caregivers

Cool Arts acknowledges the vital importance of our dedicated volunteers and participant caregivers. It is the helping hands of their compassion and altruism that is the backbone of our society. 

The Cool Arts Society would like to thank our volunteers for their valuable time. Our organization could not do what we do without you!  THANK YOU!

Featured Volunteer:

Nora Graumann

Cool Arts would like to thank volunteer Nora for all of her time in our weekend workshops. Not only does she provide assistance to artists who request it, she helps us sort donations of art and keep our space clean and orderly.

Thank you for all you do here at Cool Arts, Nora!

Previously Featured Volunteers:

Emily McKenzie-Djordjevich

Cool Arts would like to acknowledge long-time volunteer Emily who designs the Cool Arts newsletters, posters, and social media promotional materials. 

Thanks for all of your hard work and creative input over the years, Emily!

Kathy Almas

Kathy has served as Open Studio monitor for Cool Arts and has recently taken up the role of Volunteer Exhibitions Assistant. You may have seen her installations for our Cool Cats project exhibition tour throughout town, or in our studio window.

We'd like to thank Kathy for bringing her exuberant energy and creative flair to our team!

Barbara Bizovie

Cool Arts would like to acknowledge Barb for all her help in making our artwork look great. Barb has been working hard behind-the-scenes as our pro mat cutter.

We're grateful for her diligence in keeping up our supply of colourful mats to showcase our artist members' work in!

Alan Gonzales

Cool Arts is thrilled to have Alan on the team - he has been facilitating the Animation Club for our keen animation fans. Members of the club have been learning the basics of rendering characters on paper and tablets from Alan. 

We'd like to thank Alan for all of his enthusiasm in bringing a new medium into our studio!

Lynne Turner


Cool Arts would like to acknowledge our long-time volunteer Lynne Turner.

Lynne is a local artist as well as member and art facilitator for CMHA.

She has been volunteering with Cool Arts for more than five years and states that “volunteering for Cool Arts is one of my most favourite things to do in the world.” Thank you Lynne for your many years of service.

Sarah Parsons

Sarah Parsons is an an occasional instructor at Cool Arts. She organized a Mother's Day plant sale fundraiser, raising approximately $700.00 for our programs.

Sarah teaches glass painting and children's art classes from Studio 113 at the Rotary Centre. She is an accomplished painter and also a mixed media artist.