Visual Artist of the Month- Nils Loewen


The Streaming Cafe has new photography on our walls for the month of April by Nils Loewen! Come to the cafe to see his photos in person.


‘Cloudscapes’ by Nils Loewen

“There is always more than the eye or the camera can see. Through layered exposures and digital manipulation, unseen colours and depth emerge to reflect reality – that there is always more than we can see.

Nils moved from Winnipeg to the Okanagan in 2012 to play cello in the duo ‘Windborn’. He is now involved in the musical and artistic community of Kelowna as much as possible between extensive touring and summers spent treeplanting.”

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Visual Artist of the Month- Andrew Lipsett


The Streaming Cafe is pleased to have the photography of Andrew Lipsett up on the walls for the month of December!  We invite you to join us for an art reception on December 11th at the Streaming Cafe to meet the artist and view his work! unnamed

“Ever since Andrew Lipsett was a small child he loved photos. Seeing the process of family portraits being taken, the documenting of vacations, and pictures being taken around the house. Then the next step, with the film being sent away. The excitement of opening the envelope when the processed film arrived back to see the slides, if his father had taken them, or prints if his mother had taken them! At that point his mother would add to the photo album, or if that one was too full, make a new photo album. Andrew loved going through those photos then as much as he does today, decades later. His life and families life documented in 1/250 of second increments, photos that trigger memories, photos that never fade like memories can. Each one has a story, not just documenting a moment, but documenting a day or a month, perhaps a vacation or a wedding, a family event or a new home. The whole thing in one or two pictures! Amazing!

Andrew still remembers buying his first “126” camera for $12 when he was 14 and then buying his first 35 mm camera one day after his 16th birthday. He subscribed to two photo magazines so he could learn how to improve his skills and then proceeded to take a LOT of landscape, family portraits and general scenery pictures! Weddings of family friends and then personal friends provided a great opportunity to expand creatively.

Andrew loves capturing the moment in time, the essence of a person during a portrait session or candid moments during a wedding. Freezing perfect light coming through the window of a home, or landscapes with a vineyard being lit by the early morning sun or the setting sun over the lakes of the Okanagan. The technical side of a commercial shoot, and the imagination to create an emotional link between the viewer and the product. ”

Contact Andrew Lipsett at:
250-864-4043   |    |



Visual Artist of the Month- Leanne Spanza

Leanne Spanza

Leanne ArtThe Streaming Cafe is excited to have the bold and vibrant paintings of Leanne Spanza on our walls for the month of October!

Leanne Spanza is a Lake Country based artist who has lived in the Okanagan since 2006 and was raised in North Vancouver, BC. She has been extensively exhibiting her work professionally since 2010 and has been painting in her signature style for the past ten years. Inspired by the rolling hills of the Okanagan, the peaks of the Kootenays, the Rocky Mountains and the rising Coast Mountains from the Pacific, she focuses on simple lines and bold colours to capture British Columbia’s landscapes.

September 2010 Leanne participated in ArtWalk, which initiated her professional career as an artist with great enthusiasm. Since then, she has shown her work in galleries, wineries, local businesses and her piece ”Kelowna North’ was selected to be hung in the new Pediatrics wing of Kelowna General Hospital.  Always seeking opportunities to travel BC to sketch, photograph and paint Leanne was selected with five other artists from BC to participate in ‘Art in the Park’ in July 2011, where she was toured through the back country of Glacier National Park, creating art to celebrate 100 years of Parks Canada. In January 2012, Therapy Vineyards in Naramata featured her painting ‘Okanagan Hills’ on their Artist Series wine label. 2012 also showcased Leanne’s first solo exhibition at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery April 19-May 14. September 2012, Leanne and her family moved to the beautiful Okanagan Centre, just north of Kelowna. This summer Leanne showcased a collection of her paintings for the first time on Vancouver Island at the Rollin Arts Centre in Port Alberni.

Today Leanne paints as much as she can while raising her children Joni and Jack with her husband Carl.  Her paintings are currently represented at M Gallery in Penticton and ArtFirst Gallery in Revelstoke.

For more information, contact Leanne: or visit her website