Cool Arts Society is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing fine art opportunities to adults with diverse abilities. Our organization is fuelled by our passionate volunteers, some of whom have been with Cool Arts for over 10 years! We are proud to be led by a small but mighty staff as well as a volunteer governance board of directors.

Cool Arts Society was founded in 2003 by Sara McDonald as a way to address the lack of accessibility for artists in the diverse ability community. Today, our artists and their work have been featured and celebrated across BC, including RCA, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Museum, and the FINA Gallery at UBC Okaganan.

Our artists have also participated in the Paralym Art World Cup, an art contest where people with disabilities from around the world come together to show their artistic talent.

Help us make fine art more accessible

We are currently looking for guest art instructors and volunteers to expand our programming.

Cool Arts Society respectfully acknowledges that our Kelowna studio is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people.

Get in touch

Limited studio hours email info@coolarts.ca to book an appointment.

201-421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6Z1