Nicola Valley Arts Council

Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

Current Events...

To see what's going on in town go toTourism Merritt's  Weekly Calendar of Events 

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Rainbow Art Pop Up!

Join us today, Saturday, at the Arts Gallery, to enjoy the art from Friday's classes at MSS.

Thanks, Shannon Dunn, for getting the art together...

Courthouse Gallery Shop!


The December Artisans have returned to the Gallery! Weavings, leather upcycled bags, wooden bowls, honey...


Come on by and check out the beautiful handcrafted items for sale.

We have a selection of art cards by a variety of our local artists.


Support the Gallery and Arts events!

Courthouse Arts Gallery Show

March 15 to April 7!


Welcome to Wyatt's World

An Abstract Expressionist's Unique Perspective in Fluid Imagination


Wyatt Collins

20 year old emerging artist

and guests...


Reception Friday March 16, 4-7pm

Ongoing Events and Programs

Space Available in the 10-13 yrs Thursday Session. 5:15-6:30

Contact Renee at

Art Buds!

Children's Art Program!

At the Courthouse Arts Gallery

With Renee Hartwig Bauwens

6-10 year olds

Thursday 3:30-5pm

 4 Monthly Sessions March $40

(Session may be full)

10-13 year olds

Thursday 5:15-6:30pm

4 Monthly Sessions March $40

To sign up, email Renee Bauwens

The students learn art techniques

and take home projects!

Open Mic Night

 Music, Spoken Word..

Fridays  7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per performance


Coming Events...

 Nicola Valley Film Society presents  


Rated PG    (USA  2017)

  March 12, 7:00 pm at the NVIT LECTURE THEATRE.


“THE GLASS CASTLE”   chronicles the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family.  It is a remarkable story of unconditional love.  Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson) found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.


Tickets are $5.00 at the Door and Memberships are $2.00. 

Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. 

For more info phone 378 3974. 

Open to LTD students and non-students!

Maybe you know some

"Little Movers" in your area.

 Spring Dance Camp!


March 26-29, 9am-noon

Ages 3 to 6 years

$60 for the 4 days

Contact: 250 378-9898


Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


Mar 15-Apr 7:  Wyatt's World Show

April/May:       SD 58 Arts Festival Show

May/June:      In Planning Stage

July:               Art Walk

 August:         Art Walk Artists

 Art Walk 2018

Our 6th annual Art Walk Show & Sale

A celebration of local talent

and community spirit!  

Art Walk kicks off on Canada Day at Central Park (11 am to 2pm) and continues in the community locations from July 4th to 31st. In August there is a wrap up party at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on 1840  Nicola Avenue. Art Walk is a great opportunity to explore our community and check out local artists. Art Walk is a partnership between the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce and the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. 


Artists - Sign up now to show your work in Art Walk 2018.

Information Form (attached pdf here

Application form: PDF Application Form here.

Pay online here:  Art Walk - Online Payment

Looking for a gig?



Music in the Park

might be your ticket to fame!


Call Leisure Services

for more information

and application forms.

$600 Grant received from

BC Interior Community to fund:


June 21 - Aboriginal Day

July 1 - Canada Day

Sept 22/23 - Garlic Festival


Art in the Park will be fabulous!


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