Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

Current Events...

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Our  current exhibition:

Into the Valley: Energy, Spirit, and Life


With Natalie Rostad-Dejarlais and Pauline Ouellet


Two artists bring their work into the valley...

May 24-June 16


Reception May 25, 4-7pm was a lot of fun! Thanks all!


This show celebrates spirit, nature, colour, natural art mediums, and creativity. 


Come and join us!




at Corbett Lake

Join us to paint outdoors at beautiful Corbett Lake this summer.

A local artist will be on-site from 10 am - 3 pm to host and assist.  Only $50/day and it includes a delicious lunch at the Lodge. 

 Note - Pre-registration is required, as dates must be cancelled if the minimum registration number is not met.


Get your paintbox ready for these dates: 

Wed. June 13,  Tues. July 10, 

Tues. Aug 7, Tues. Aug 14,

Tues. Sept 11, Tues. Sept 18, Tues. Sept 25,

Tues. Oct 9,  and Tues. Oct. 16 with on-site Art Show.

  • Register for the classes at the Courthouse Arts Gallery with cheque or cash.
  • Or Click here for online registration, for the July-October classes.

Courthouse Gallery Shop!


The Artisans have returned to the Gallery!

Weavings, leather upcycled bags, wooden bowls, honey...

We also have a selection of art cards by our local artists. 


Come on by and check out the beautiful handcrafted items for sale. 

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm

Ongoing Events and Programs

Open Mic Night

 Music, Spoken Word..

Fridays  7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per performance


Art Bud Classes ending end of May!

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

The students learn art techniques

and take home projects!

Coming Events...

Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


July 1- July 29          Art Walk

 Aug 1- 25                 Art Walk Artists



 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. 


20 Artists have signed up at the Gallery to show their work in Art Walk 2018.

Venues - Contact the Merritt Chamber of Commerce to become a display site.


$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!


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