A touch of austria

UPDATE: “The New Normal”

Limited seating at our upcoming events is available due to social distancing protocols in place. All guests are required to use the available hand sanitizer upon entry to our venue. A wide spacing set-up for social connection is being provided in our garden oasis, along with imported Viennese coffee and culinary delights – only being served to guests by hosts Claudia & Jim wearing gloves and masks. Our gallery/studio is regularly professionally cleaned and sanitized. A top-notch efficient Molekule air purifier with special filter is also in place.

Join us for this five-star all encompassing music, arts, culture, culinary showcase experience!
Escape the monotony of every day life, ignite your senses, socialize, savour Viennese tradition with exquisite culinary delights, and enjoy empowering music on a wide variety of themes!
Upon request, showcases can be custom designed according to your needs and presented in-house or off-site

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.


  • “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!”