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

UPDATE: “The New Normal”

During our time of re-invention to adapt to COVID-19 protocols, the Gallery is now bringing to the comfort of your home our Sunday soiree showcase events from 1:00-2:45 p.m. via a new ZOOM social gathering connection. 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 showcase events on ZOOM, designed and produced by hosts Claudia and Jim, are open to a relatively small group of people – which provides a quaint, friendly and personalized atmosphere for online participation and interaction. Our Austrian hospitable “gemuetlich” catered home delivery service will bring you traditional Viennese culinary treats and create that special “A Touch of Austria” European finesse. Your special custom-designed box of treats is dropped off to your doorstep on Saturday, one day prior to each scheduled event.

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!

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!”