Nicola Valley Arts Council

Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

Current Events...

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Courthouse Arts Gallery 

February Community Show


Form, Figures, Faces

Humans, and Others... 

February 1-March 3, 2018

Reception Friday Feb 2, 4-7pm

17 local artists are showing their on-the-wall and 3D art: Natalie Rostad-Desjarlais (part of submission shown), Amy Maclaren, Michelle Lonsdale,Pius Chong...and more

Sketching with Jean

at the Courthouse Gallery

Friday, March 2 from 1-4 pm

Jean Kiegerl presents a sketch class

for beginners who want to get beyond "stickmen"

and painters who want to improve drawing skills. 

All supplies provided for only only $20.

Pre-register at the Gallery.

Space for 12 only (waiting list for next class)

 All proceeds will support the Courthouse Gallery. 


$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!


Ongoing Events and Programs

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

Nell Veale helps Renee with her Art Buds class. Thanks, Nell!

Open Mic Night

 Music, Spoken Word..

Fridays  7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per performance


Secret Door Gallery

at Brambles Bakery & Cafe



Artist - Stefanie Travers 


Soul Searching


Opening Reception at 6 pm on Wed., Jan. 10

with live music and light refreshments 




Coming Events...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


Mar15-Apr7:  Wyatt's World Show

April/May:       SD 58 Arts Festival Show

May/June:      Natalie Rostad-Desjarlais

July:               Art Walk


August:          Art Walk Artists

Kamloops Film Festival


Mar 1-10/18


Movie: Tomato Red

Mar 3, 6pm


Filmed in Merritt, Ashcroft, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Our local murals a part of the filming...

Michelle Loughery, Mural Artist, of Route Blue says...worth seeing!

 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. 

 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

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