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Welcome to the 2019-2020 

Board of Directors:


Mischelle Pierce, Barbara Sayles,

Karen Otway, Jennifer Artibise,

Melody Simon, Diane Wandler,

Stephanie Kiernan, Lin Butler Buchanan


Our 4th Annual

2019 Winter Artisan Show!

Pop Up Gift Shop!

At the old Courthouse Gallery on Nicola Avenue


Come and enjoy this beautiful show.




 Nov. 13, 20, 27, 6 pm, Library

Merritt Public Library - Guest Speaker series   sponsored by the TNRD


Peter Clark on

"Energy Transitions, Materials and the Future of Humankind"

Wednesdays - Nov. 13, 20, 27          6:00-7:45 pm




A Dramatic Reading of

Charles Dickens


A Christmas Carol


Trinity United Church

1899 Quilchena

Sunday, Dec. 8

1:30 pm


Everyone Welcome!

Merritt Drum Connection
6:30 PM on Tuesdays!
Contact Raven to register at (250) 318-0963
These circle times involve time for play, skills, songs, and intention setting. It's a relaxed easy going play time. Hope you can join us!   Click here to check out the Merritt Drum Connection Facebook Page!

Our Ongoing  Programs

Courthouse Gallery Artisan Shop

Courthouse Gallery Shop! 


The Artisans show their wares in the Gallery!

Weavings, jewelry, local creams, wooden bowls, pottery, honey...

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

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm


Check our NV Arts Gallery Facebook page!


Open Mic Night, an NVCAC program funded by donation - special thanks to our fans and donors!

Open Mic Night!  at Kekuli Cafe

Fridays -7 to 9 pm

 Music, Spoken Word...Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per sign up performance

Featured artists weekly! Check who's featured this week...


What a great idea - a databank

of the talented residents in this area! 


We can find others with our special interests in town

and start some new activities .

Art, music, knitting, wood carving, anything!

Beginners to experts!


For more information, and to become part of this innovative NVCAC project, see our Talent Network page.

Courthouse Gallery  -  Show Schedule 

Plans in the works for shows right through to 2020!

  • October-November  "Fractured Reflections" with Fred Tomlin
  • November-December "Winter Artisan"
  • January  Wait and see
  • February Community Art Show - Theme to be announced
  • 3 Shows booked for the spring! 

If you are interested in having a show at the Nicola Valley Arts Gallery, come see us!

Or email

Other Community Events

The Nicola Valley Arts Interviews

By Catherine Oborne   A new series of conversations with local creative people to inspire imagination

 Robert Bertrand

I was born and raised in Cape Breton....Music is my first ‘Art', and painting is a close second.  Finger picking inspiration came from John Fahey, and Leo Kottke.    Read more...

Pius Chong

“You can be creative in whatever you happen to be:  In your state of life, in whatever you're doing.”


Cassandra Dolen

Who were her creative influences?  
My artist life grows out of my spiritual life....We all admire other artists work and everything we love becomes incorporated into our own style eventually of course, Van Gogh skies or Emily Carr cedars, but my biggest inspiration is not a human. Read more.

Arts and Culture Blog Posts

The local communal website, Experience Nicola Valley, showcases what is happening in Merritt.  Jano Howarth and more local writers write about arts and culture in the valley....check out the Art of Sound Blog post, featuring several of the 25 artists on Experience Nicola Valley   Read more...

And catch up on the 2019 shows, since Art of Sound!  "Merritt and Nicola Valley Art Shows"


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