Public Art Projects

Tile mosaic bench by Antonin Gaudi's in Barcelona
Gaudi in the Garden

Gaudi in the Garden is 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.

Cool Arts participants can register for workshops by emailing
To donate coloured tile and/or patterned porcelain and china plates, email or call Rena at
Artist Wanda Lock

Community Garden at St. Paul to be transformed

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! Check out our cool Sand Spiral movie below!

This project could not have been made possible without the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for Cool Arts, write to or call Rena at 250-448-5533