Time to renew your membership for 2019

Current Events...

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Wow - Shari Ulrich is coming to town!   

Have you heard this one?

 "Rain Rain Rain"


Shari Ulrich Concert

Merritt Civic Centre

7:30 pm   Friday March 2nd

$25 General Admission         $20 Youth and Students   
or paper tickets at Blacks Pharmacy. 



Home Routes Concert

 March 7, 7 pm      Courthouse Arts Centre, 1840 Nicola

$20 - Tickets at Brambles Bakery as of Feb 19th and also will be sold at the door. 


Jim and Penny Malmberg are a husband and wife duo from Edmonton, Alberta. They have been making music and touring together since 2003, and are both songwriters and play folk, swing, and bluegrass on guitars and mandolin, sing harmonies. They promise you a night of love and laughter, and some great storytelling through music.




Art of Sound:

The Creative Expression of Sound Through Sound and Art Mediums


Enjoy this exhibition - until Mar 2, 2019

Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Courthouse Gallery - 1840 Nicola Ave


Feb 27, Wednesday

For Art and Souls Related

'Singing Bowls, Drums, and More Sounds"

with Gale Simpson and Friends


Community Futures Nicola Valley presents


Community Engagement Fair

for local Non-Profit Organizations and Groups

Sat. March 23, 10 am-4 pm

Merritt Civic Centre 

Free admission


Meet your local volunteer leaders and

help make your community a wonderful place to live.


To book a table ($10) - email mae@cfdcnv.com

A databank of the talented residents in this area! See information here on what it will be and how to become part of this amazing NVCAC project.

Ongoing Events and 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

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...


Creative Planning and Relaxation, with Jano Howarth

Art Buds, an art program for children, with Renee Hartwig Bauwens

Now in its early spring program, which is full up.


To get on a waiting list for the possible late spring program, contact Renee.

Coming Events...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


Feb 1-Mar 2 Community Show Art of Sound

March 8-30 Living Legends, Evelyn Armstrong, Doug Strand, Pius Chong, and Jackie Stibbards

April 4-27 Michelle Lonsdale

May 2-11 SD58 Arts Festival

Plans in the works for shows right through to 2020!


Arts Interviews

The Nicola Valley Arts Interviews

By Catherine Oborne 

A new series of conversations with local creative people in the Nicola Valley, designed to inspire 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...



The Nicola Valley Arts Interviews

By Catherine Oborne 

A new series of conversations with local creative people in the Nicola Valley, designed to inspire imagination

Recently we sat down with artist Cassandra Dolen to discuss who were her creative influences....

Read more.

Arts and Culture Blog Posts

On the Experience Nicola Valley local communal website, Jano Howarth and more local writers write about arts and culture in the valley....

Art of Sound Blog post, featuring several of the 25 artists, and their submissions...


On Experience Nicola Valley, showcasing what is happening in Merritt.


For the month of February 2019, the Courthouse Arts Gallery is ringing with the sounds of singing bowls, Djembe drums, vinyl records, wooden flutes, Leonard George rattles, handmade stringed instruments, and original songs.

Even the art on the wall seems filled with sound and music!



Libby Dybikowski

on Experience Nicola Valley


When asked about the challenges she has encountered in pursuing her art, Libby talks about the importance of pleasing herself when she paints and not being affected by the opinions of others.

She believes that art stretches society, that it can help you see the world in a different way. “Bigger and better…bigger skies, deeper oceans.”


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