Five Okanagan Artists came together in 2014 to use the medium of felt to inspire, create and exhibit, to further the art of feltmaking and to build a community of felters. Their approach to feltmaking is cutting edge, innovative, and pushes the boundaries of traditional techniques. Launching from historical foundations they create works with energy and edge. Collectively they have studied the techniques to know and understand feltmaking and to share their knowledge with wider audiences. The Art Felt Collaborative won the Okanagan Arts Award for Excellence in Applied Arts in 2016.