Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley
Bev Veale, a longtime resident of our valley, has been painting, sketching, and carving for decades.
And we have an Exhibition of her art work!
Over 60 pieces- in water based oils, water colour, pencil sketches, and pastels...
On canvases, wood, and cupboard doors, from large to small.
We are gathered a corner of Bev's family photos and paintings, palettes and mementos from Bev's past.
And we know Bev has many friends in the valley, with lots of stories about Bev, her work and passions. So, come on in and share stories.
And enjoy Bev's art work!
Exhibtion from Friday Sept 1-23.
And our reception was on Friday, Sept 8, 4-7pm
Fred Penner Concert
in Merritt on Oct.7!
Online ticket sales
start August 15
for the performance on
October 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Get your ticket now and save:
Children up to 4 years - $5
Children 5-12 years - $10
13 and over - $15
(Last minute - $10/20/20 at the door)
Doors Open at 1:00 (General seating)
Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt BC
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Or - no online access? Paper tickets can be purchased at the office of
Nicola Valley Community Futures at 2185B Voght Street (front of first floor of City Hall)
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Love to Dance Academy
Fall Dance Program
Register now, classes will start week of Sept. 11. Christmas concert practices will start week of Sept. 18. Variety of dance styles to choose from: Ballet, Modern Jazz, Spanish, Latin Line, Country line, Dance movement. Teeny Tots from age 2 years. Stretch & Strengthen for Golden girls, 60+ years.
Love to Dance Academy
, 1840 Nicola Ave.
Register now, classes will start week of Sept. 11. Christmas concert practices will start week of Sept. 18. Variety of dance styles to choose from: Ballet, Modern Jazz, Spanish, Latin Line, Country line, Dance movement. Teeny Tots from age 2 years. Stretch & Strengthen for Golden girls, 60+ years. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lovetodanceacademy.com
Next Open Mic Night
Thursday, Sept. 21
7 to 9 pm
Sign-up 6:30 pm
max 10 minutes per performance
Music, spoken word...
What has the Arts Council done for you lately?
Actually, we have been working really hard!
Find out all about it in our Mid-Year Report as presented to Merritt City Council on June 27. You might be surprised at all the interesting events in our valley.
If you have a particular interest or skill to share, just contact us and see how to get involved in making this a great community.
“LION” Rated G is coming to Merritt!
Film Night: Mon., Sept 18 at 7 pm at NVIT LECTURE THEATRE
Nicola Valley Film Society presents “LION” Rated G on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at the NVIT LECTURE THEATRE. Tickets are $5.00 at the Door and Memberships for the 6 films in the 2017/18 season are $2.00. At this screening Season Tickets are available. Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre.
For more info phone 378 3974
OCTOBER 16TH 2017: “MAUDIE” Rated: PG (Canada/Ireland 2016)
NOVEMBER: 20TH 2017: “THEIR FINEST” 14A (United Kingdom 2016)
JANUARY 15TH 2018: “A MAN CALLED OVE” PG ( Sweden 2016)
FEBRUARY 19TH 2018: “LAND OF MINE” Rated: 14A (Denmark/ Germany 2015)
MARCH 12TH 2018: “THE GLASS CASTLE” Rated PG (USA 2017)
Coming...an exciting new show at the Courthouse
The Courthouse Arts Gallery will host the FAN exhibition from Sept 28 to .
Reception Sept 28 2-7pm
24 Ekphrastic artists will be in attendance 2-4pm
The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a western Canadian co-op arts group dedicated to promoting fibre as an art form.
Art in the Park at the Garlic Festival in Lower Nicola - Sept 23,24
"A Grand Affair"
October 21, a Gala Evening on the theme of
'Black and White with a Touch of Red'
- 25th Anniversary of our beautiful Grand Piano,
- 35th Anniversary of the NVCAC, and
- Canada 150.
The auditorium will be set up with round tables for eight.
Tickets: $50 (includes tax receipt for $30 donation)
Bluebird Coffee House!
Saturday night, Sept 16, 7-10pm
We are looking forward to a fun event this Saturday!
And we hope you will join us!
Denise and Al, our house band, will perform and host the event.
Willard, Quade , and Anna-Marie are our musical guests for the evening's country music theme.
We are expecting guests from the Netherlands! And they are line dance fans! So we have Lizette Nel, of the Love to Dance Academy joining us to lead some line dancing.
Of course we hope to enjoy our Dutch visitors and their line dancing!
We will provide savoury and sweet plates, with choices of (non-alcoholic) beverages. Coffee, of course!
Come join us!
Plein Aire Paint-ins were great!
Maybe we should do it again next summer!
The first two sessions were spectacular days - see the photos here. We find our favourite view and paint from 10 am to 4 pm with luncheon served at noon in the Lodge. Online registration for specific days or all. Book early next summer.
Two Art Scholarships for Fall 2017
In Recognition of the Canada 150 Celebrations, the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council will provide two $150 Scholarships to deserving youth who are participating in art and cultural programs, classes, lessons or workshops in the community during this calendar year.
These scholarships will be awarded by the Arts Council in September. Deadline to apply August 31, 2017. Activities must take place before December 31, 2017. For more information contact Chelsea at email@example.com
Art Walk Artists' Show!
Courthouse Arts Gallery
Aug 3rd-Aug 31st
We have gathered art from Merritt Art Walk artists for our August Show!
It gives art lovers more time to enjoy the art that has been all around town in July.
Spotted Horse Studio
Hope you came by for a visit!
The Coffee House Crew put on our third
It was once again at the Country Music Hall of Fame...
Saturday, August 19 7:00-10:00 pm
Denise and Al
To hear these established and talented performers, check out our videos on the CMHF Facebook page!
Photos from the First Open Mic Night at Kekuli Cafe
August 10 - what a great night!
Music, storytelling, poetry, and a surprise performance by Murray Porter, Juneau Award winner!
Day Two of our Art in the Park this year - July 1
This is a special program at Central Park in conjunction with July 1 with Canada Day. It is sponsored by NVCAC to encourage artists to show what they do and to engage with children to encourage interest and participation in visual arts. The "Stick Man" Challenge, Art Trading Cards and more...
Day One of our Art in the Park this year - June 21
This is a special program at Rotary Park June 21 in conjunction with Aboriginal Days and July 1 with Canada Day.
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