Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Cool Arts Raffle Fundraiser

Cool Arts is running this raffle to help raise funds for out organization. We have 4 fantastic prize packages that could be yours for only $2 per ticket!!!

Our Board of Directors will be selling tickets from Nov. 12 to Dec. 14. Tickets will also be for sale at our weekend workshops on Nov. 16th and 23rd, at Pathways, 555 Fuller Ave.

1. Taste of Kelowna – Gift Certificates from local businesses including Tree Brewing, Sturgeon Hall, Funktional, Fernandos, hand-painted wine glasses by Sarah Parsons, local condiments from Little Creek and Put a Lid on It. Value: $285

2. Cherry Hill Coffee Basket with vintage teacups. Value: $80

3. Ski package - Day passes to Crystal Mountain, toe and hand warmers, hot chocolate. Value: $200

4. Cool Arts Swag Bag. Value: $40

The draw will take place at our annual holiday party n Dec. 14th at 3:00 at Pathways.

Note - if you are the lucky winner of one of the prizes, you do not have to be present to pick it up - we can make arrangements for you to receive the package.

Help support Cool Arts!!!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

10-year Gala Highlights and Thanks

Thank you to all who celebrated with us for our 10-year gala.

 Thank you board director Shauna Oddleifson for your time in compiling our Anthology. Did you get your copy?

Thank you Joanne Gervais for the expert editing work on our mini-documentary. 

Thank you Sara Lige for planting a seed that grew into something very big! Thank you to our Board of Directors for your time and vision. 

Thank you artists for your creativity and positive spark. 

Thank you intructors, volunteers, caregivers and family members for your continued energy and support.

 Thank you to our friends at SHAW TV for coming out and featuring our gala on GO!

We would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for their generous support for this event. 

Thank you also the Community Living British Columbia, (CLBC) for providing the refreshments for our gala.

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of diversability arts. 
RSVP by October 18th as space is limited.

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Check out our COOL mini-documentary. Thank you Joanne Gervais for your fine editing work.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Hot Night Volunteer Spotlight

 Thank you Ken, Graham, Lally and Rachima for your tireless effort

 Thanks you Lynne, Larkin and Lally, (who baked the yummy pies) for sweet treats served with a smile

 Thank you Larkin, Rachima, Donna and Lally who prepared all the delicious food

 Thank you Simon and Ken for flippin' burgers and Boyd's Autobody for donating the "Car-B-Que"

 Thank you Shauna for securing donors and serving up refreshment

 Thank you Sarah for securing donors for our silent auction

Thank you Lucie, Tommy, Sara, Joanne and Ginny for helping with setup of our silent auction table

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


A very special 
to all our DONORS and VOLUNTEERS
was a success because of 

Angela Bonten * Actor's Studio * Annegret's * Chocolates * Ballet Kelowna * Behind the Fly * Bike Shop Cafe' * Blossoms * Bordello's and Sturgeon Hall  * Canadian Tire * Chatters Salon * Community Living British Columbia * Crystal Mountain Resorts * Dawn Emerson * Disabled Sailing Association of Kelowna * Delta Grand * Dominoes Pizza * Donna Lee * Doppelmayer * Ear Gear Enterprises * Dawn Boys * FUNKTIONAL * Graham Stonebridge * Grateful Fed * High Browse Books * Hollywood Shoes * H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre * Illichman's Gourmet Foods, * Jigsaw Trading Company * Inside Out Leadership Development * Jane Ritchie * Joanne Mayer * Kelowna Art Gallery * Ken Stewart * Kathy Neufeld * Lally Stonebridge * Larkin Dunn Warren * Lynden Beesley * Midland Appliances * Little Creek Gardens * Lucie Parent * Lynne Turner * Madelyn Hamilton * Margo Yacheshyn * Nature's Fare * New Moon Gallery * Paragon Countertops * OPUS Art Supplies * Quail's Gate Winery * Pathways Abilities Society * Rachima Kemp * Rose's Pub * Sara Lige * Sarah Parsons * Shapers Salon Bernard * Shauna Oddleifson * Simon Howard * Sugarsweet Cupcakes * Streaming Cafe * Summerhill Winery * Tantalus Winery * Terry Lige * The Groove Garden * The View Winery  * Tommy *Touchstone Law Group * Tree Brewing Co. * Trina Ganson * Urban Harvest * Wanda Lock *

....and most of all THANK YOU to Wulf and Joan Gerhardt for their generous donations and for hosting our event!!  

Monday, 8 July 2013

Painting for Hot Night Fundraiser

Our artists are getting revved up for our annual HOT NIGHT FOR A COOL CAUSE FUNDRAISER. Guest artists Wanda Lock and Rosanne Bennett filled our studio with fresh flowers; inspiration for this year's paintings that will be up for auction. Mark your calendars because July 27th is going to be a FUN, FUN Fundraiser. For more information write to or get your tickets at the Alternator Studio 111 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. $35

Wanda Lock and Katarina

Mitchell's preliminary sketch

Rosanne Bennett and Emma


Friday, 22 March 2013

Spring is Here!

Lamb to Loom Project ~ Part One & Two

Baby Lambs only two hours old

Sheep farmer and fibre artist Sue Haley

washing wool

Lamb to Loom is an initiative where artists have the opportunity to work in fibre arts from the farm to finished product. Cool Arts is working in partnership with sheep farmer and fibre artist Sue Haley, the Ponderosa Weavers and Spinners Guild, and Kelowna Museums. Cool Arts graciously acknowledges funding from the City of Kelowna for this project.  Stay tuned for updates!

Sue stirring the cochineal dyepot

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cool Arts is the Artist's Eye on the World

Thanks to the media team at Global Citizen Kelowna for this fabulous website

Cool Arts Society is pleased to be partnering with Global Citizen Kelowna to bring you the 2013 Artist’s Eye event. The artists of Cool Arts Society recognize the gracious support they've received from the local and global community over the years and now they want to give back! During this interactive family event, design your own work of art in a postcard format with the guidance of the Cool Arts artists. 

The public is also invited to view and silent action bid on canvas mandala murals created by the Cool Arts artists. The mandalas will be on display at the Artist Eye event, as well as at the Global Music Fest events March 1 and 2. Proceeds from each mandala will go to support arts and life skills programs for under-provided children at MUSKAAN and adults living with cerebral palsy at SPACE Institute in India. 

The event runs Saturday March 2, 2013 from 10-2 at the Laurel Packing House
For more information email or visit

Monday, 28 January 2013

Now Showing at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art'

Superheroes' Claymation Screening

Check out the Superheroes Claymation movie on our 
YouTube channel

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Now Showing at the Rotary Centre for the Arts 'Coollaboration"

For the month of January, Cool Arts has current and past collaborative works on display in the Galleria.

Collaborative works from the 2009 'We Are Artists' exhibition