During the ongoing challenging time of COVID-19, CPAC is offering members uplifting music performance showcase events to appreciate, inspire and ignite the passion for music. These showcase event “family music package deals” include special personalized culinary arts treat boxes. Inquire for more details.



A touch of austria

Moving Forwards…

Following strict COVID-19 health protocols, Ad Lib Gallery has now opened its doors to accepting reservations for small groups to enjoy our beautiful outdoors patio and garden oasis – savouring our exquisite culinary homemade traditional Viennese delights – along with indoor viewing of our music, arts culture showcase events. The Gallery offers a unique enlightening, entertaining and informative music, culture, arts and culinary experience, continuing a tradition that can be traced back to Vienna in 1812 and the founding of the “Society of the Friends of Music”. Our themed Sunday soiree events, commencing at 1:00p.m. are designed and produced by hosts Claudia & Jim. Their motto is all about offering a special entertainment experience with ” A Touch of Austria” European finesse and “gemuetlich” hospitable charm. Our arts studio/gallery is an ideal environment with a wonderful stage setting for a relatively small group of people to enjoy a quaint, friendly and personalized atmosphere. A truly one of a kind place that creates something extra ..to the ordinary! It is where fond memories are made.
View the Summer 2021 Showcase Event schedule below

RSVP Today!

Tel. 250-768-1404 or email claudia.kargl@telus.net

Nestled in the heart of Smith Creek, West Kelowna – you will find a very unique setting.

Ad Lib Art Gallery is a wonderful place where creativity, music appreciation and artistic expression connect!

A ‘one of a kind’ arts environment, with a panoramic mountain/lake view, and a Communities in Bloom award-winning garden.


See AND feel the music in an empowering, deep and rich way. Outstanding musical performances with world class performers are featured on the large screen with supportive commentary and historical documentation.


Ad Lib Gallery opened in 2008 as the realization of Claudia and her mother’s dream of a mother-daughter exhibition showing a compilation of Claudia’s photographic art work and her mother Ella Wald Kargl’s oil paintings. The gallery with its mountain-lake view is an ideal beautiful setting for the showcase events.


Guests are treated to fine elegant décor and “Gemuetlichkeit”, the Austrian expression of a cultivated appreciation of the pleasure of life and warm hospitality. The unique showcase events whet the appetite and pamper the body, mind and soul.


Top off an extraordinary all-round experience with organic homemade culinary delights, Viennese pastries and cakes of authentic recipes handed down from generations. Enjoy a special blend of imported Viennese coffee and deliciious condiments with fresh whipped cream.

Showcase Event Testimonials

  • “A Day to Remember!”
  • “Thank you for such a beautiful afternoon that I won’t forget!”
  • “Wonderful in all ways!”
  • “What excellent entertainment!”
  • ”I am grateful to you for opening your home, culinary skills and knowledge to complete strangers. This is true art!”