Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

Current Events...

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

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Winter Artisan Show

Nov 30-Jan 26


Closing for a two week holiday.

Open again Jan 10/19


Our Gift Shop Artisans are showing off their wares in a winter wonderland Gallery!


Come and shop:

jewelry, weavings, stained glass,

pottery, cards



(Poster art by Gale Simpson)

Love to Dance Academy has moved!


Look for them on Quilchena West,

 right to the centre of our community.


Best wishes and congrats on finding a dance floor the right size!

Andrea Lawrence woven scarf, and Cindilla Trent upcycled wool coat, while winter weather lasts.

Vicki Strom has both her Saori weaving and her Japanese pottery available.

A R T S   I N T E R V I E W S

A new series of conversations with local creative people in the Nicola Valley,

designed to inspire the imagination


Things to Know About Robert Bertrand, the Musician/Painter


CO - Interviewer Catherine Oborne

RB - Robert Bertrand

CO- Robert, tell us who influenced you.


RB- I was born and raised in Cape Breton.  My mom & dad were artists; musical & visual.

My mom sang and my dad played the accordion, painted & worked with wood...



Ongoing Events and Programs

Open Mic Night!

 Music, Spoken Word...

Fridays...7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per sign up performance

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


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. 


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

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm

Coming Events...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


Until Jan 26 - Winter Artisan Show 

Jan 31-Mar 2 Community Show Art of Sound

March 8-30 Evelyn, Doug, Pius, and Jackie 

April 4-27 Michelle Lonsdale

May 2-11 SD58 Arts Festival

Plans in the works for shows right through to 2020!


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Check our past events...