Nicola Valley Arts Council

Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

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Nicola Valley Arts Council

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

Welcome to our newest Group Member: the Merritt Legion #096! 

Check out their events on Facebook: Merritt Legion #096


 Legion Valentine's Dinner and Dance on Feb. 10



 Fabulous Movies coming to Merritt! 

Nicola Valley Film Society presents fabulous movies  on Mondays (check dates below) 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.  Season Tickets are available.  Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. For more info phone 378 3974

2018 Season Schedule:

FEBRUARY  19TH   2018:   “LAND OF MINE”  Rated: 14A   (Denmark/ Germany  2015) 


Nicola Valley Film Society presents  “LAND OF MINE” Rated 14A  on Monday  February 19th 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.  Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre.


This moving and tense WWII drama is based upon the true story of young German  POW’s who have to detect and disarm German land mines along the Danish seaside beaches at the end of the war. This film is in Danish with English subtitles.


MARCH 12TH  2018:  “THE GLASS CASTLE”  Rated PG    (USA  2017)


Grant received from

BC Interior Community!

We have received $600 to help fund

this annual series of events.

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

 4 Monthly Sessions January $40

(Session may be full)


10-13 year olds

Tuesday 3:30-5pm

3 Monthly Sessions January $30

To sign up, email Renee Bauwens



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

Open Mic Night

 Music, Spoken Word..


Fridays starting January 5

7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per performance


January 2018 ...Switching to Friday nights!



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

Feb 1-Mar 3:  Community Show: Form, Figures, Faces

March:           Youth Show

April/May:       SD 58 Arts Festival Show

May/June:      Natalie Rostad-Desjarlais

July:               Art Walk

August:          Art Walk Artists

2018 Art Walk

 Art Walk 2018

Our 6th annual Art Walk Show & Sale is 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.



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

Art Walk is a partnership between the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce and the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. 

2018 Art in the Park

Merritt:   June 21st Aboriginal Day  and  July 1st Canada Day


Lower Nicola:    Sept 22-23 Garlic Fest


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