Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

Supporting Arts and Culture in the Nicola Valley

Current Events...

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Performance Coaching
Workshop: What It Takes to be a Performing Artist
Date:    Saturday, October 27th
Time:    9:00 to  4:00   
Place:    The Attic at the Merritt Curling Club
Registration:   $40 for full day,  Includes lunch 
$25 for half day audit only (9am-1pm) Includes lunch 
Pre-registration only.   Limited seats.  
Michael Perkins and Justin Glibbery are coming to town to share the secrets of their success on stage.  Come and learn, leave with a recording of your own performance.
Check here for more details or contact Jane:  Email  Or call 250 378-5259

What an opportunity! Sign up now!


Jazz in the Attic at the Merritt Curling Club! 
"Hugh Parsons Quintet:
A Burt Bacharach Tribute"
8 pm, Friday, October 26th
Doors open at  7:00pm
The Hugh Parsons Quintet from the Okanagan will be playing original jazz arrangements of Burt Bacharach and Hal David songs. 
Table Reservations:  $125 (includes four tickets)
Single Tickets: $25
Tickets available at Blacks Pharmacy, or Call:  Richard Olsen 250 378-4029, Catherine Oborne 250 315-7600 or Jane Bartle 250 378-5259 
Local Sponsors:  Copper Valley Mechanical,  Royal Lepage Real Estate
NVCAC Sponsors: City of Merritt, TNRD, BC Arts Council and Gov't of BC

Courthouse Arts Gallery Exhibition!


WILD! Flies, Skins, and Skulls

Oct 11-Nov 3

Expect to see fly ties, nature photography and art, pelts, skulls, antlers, shells, birds nests...and some of the collectors and artists who have helped put this show together!


Jessie Rabbit, Dawn Shackelly, Fran McMurchy, Renee Hartwig Bauwens, Murphy Shewchuk, Peter McVey, Cindy Trent, Joel Reid...and more!

Tell your friends!  Watch for our Facebook post to share out to the community!


The Nicola Valley Arts Interviews

By Catherine Oborne 

A new series of conversations with local creative people in the Nicola Valley, designed to inspire imagination

Recently we sat down with artist Cassandra Dolen to discuss who were her creative influences....

Read more.

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 sign up performance

Featured artists weekly! Check who's featured this week...


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. 


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

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm

Coming Events...

Another Merritt Country Christmas event!



Merritt Dance Society and Love to Dance Academy

Presents a dance performance: 

"Museum of Art"

Nov. 21 at the Merritt Civic Centre

Matinee - 1 pm

Evening - 7 pm


Free entry (donations welcome)


Courthouse Arts Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery

Show Schedule


October 4-Nov 3..Wild! Flies, Skins, and Skulls!

November - Vicki Strom, Weaving and Pottery...

December/January -Winter Artisan Show

February Community Show (Get your art ready!)

March 3 Pioneer Artists

April School District Show



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