Current Events...

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At last! We have beginner art classes for all those people who have been waiting so patiently!


Ready, Sketch, Paint!

with Jean Kiegerl

This easy sketch and watercolour in the "urban sketching" style is a great place for artists to begin or to get back in the groove.


Wed. afternoons 1:30-4:30: 

Jan. 8, 15, 22


-  Sat. mornings - Cancelled  due to lack of registrations


$90/set plus NVCAC 2020 membership

($15/year, pay on the website, in class, or at Gallery)


Register Here

Jazz in the Attic

is coming back better than ever!  

Feb.7 upstairs at the Curling Rink .


Stage front tables for 4

(by reservation only), or

Theatre seating (individual tickets)


Limited seating, so this event sells out quickly.

Get yours early - a great gift, too! 


Get tickets

Merritt Drum Connection
6:30 PM on Tuesdays!
Contact Raven to register at (250) 318-0963
These circle times involve time for play, skills, songs, and intention setting. It's a relaxed easy going play time. Hope you can join us!   Click here to check out the Merritt Drum Connection Facebook Page!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 

Board of Directors:



Mischelle Pierce: President

Karen Otway: Vice President

Barbara Sayles: Treasurer

Lin Butler Buchanan: Secretary

Diane Wandler: Facilities

Jennifer Artibise: Artisan Shop, Facebook

Melody Simon: Social Media

Stephanie Kiernan: Newsletter 

Susan Northcott


Jean Kiegerl: Past President


Our Ongoing  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


Check our NV Arts Gallery Facebook page!


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...


What a great idea - a databank

of the talented residents in this area! 


We can find others with our special interests in town

and start some new activities .

Art, music, knitting, wood carving, anything!

Beginners to experts!


For more information, and to become part of this innovative NVCAC project, see our Talent Network page.

Courthouse Gallery  -  Show Schedule 

Plans in the works for shows right through to 2020!

  • October-November  "Fractured Reflections" with Fred Tomlin
  • November-December "Winter Artisan"
  • January  Wait and see
  • February Community Art Show - Theme to be announced
  • 3 Shows booked for the spring! 

If you are interested in having a show at the Nicola Valley Arts Gallery, come see us!

Or email

Other Community Events

The Nicola Valley Arts Interviews

By Catherine Oborne   A new series of conversations with local creative people to inspire imagination

 Robert Bertrand       I was born and raised in Cape Breton....Music is my first ‘Art', and painting is a close second.  Finger picking inspiration came from John Fahey, and Leo Kottke.    Read more...

Pius Chong “You can be creative in whatever you happen to be:  in your state of life, in whatever you're doing.”


Cassandra Dolen    My artist life grows out of my spiritual life....We all admire other artists work and everything we love becomes incorporated into our own style eventually of course, Van Gogh skies or Emily Carr cedars, but my biggest inspiration is not a human. Read more.

Arts and Culture Blog Posts

The local communal website, Experience Nicola Valley, showcases what is happening in Merritt.  Jano Howarth and more local writers write about arts and culture in the valley....check out the Art of Sound Blog post, featuring several of the 25 artists on Experience Nicola Valley   Read more...

And catch up on the 2019 shows, since Art of Sound!  "Merritt and Nicola Valley Art Shows"


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