Nicola Valley Arts Gallery


Call to NVCAC Members!
Commemorating Nicola Valley Artists Who Have Passed

We invite NVCAC Members to honour and celebrate late Nicola Valley Artists, and help the community to move through grief, reflect and heal through this creative memorial exhibit.   

Featuring art and stories, with a focus on the creators of the Nicola Valley - artists who have passed away, who have lived here, and created art here.  Already we have art commemorating Nicola Valley creators, 
Georgina BeattyEdmund "Bob" CokayneGordon Cockle, and Diane Kiernan.

The old Courthouse Arts Gallery on Nicola Avenue

The Courthouse Arts Gallery is a hub of activity for artists and arts enthusiasts, to meet and chat, and share materials, processes, skills, and interests.


The artwork exhibition in the Gallery changes almost monthly.

The Gallery Director, Gift Shop Artisans, and volunteers welcome visitors and guide them through the exhibits.


We encourage artists in the community through:

  • shows
  • workshops
  • classes
  • resources
  • and programs.

We welcome and support the visual arts, music, and the performing arts.


Let us know what your interests are!

Pop in and see us...

Open Thurs to Sat, 12 noon-6 pm

Arts Gallery Director Jano Howarth


Contact 250-378-6515 or 250-315-3437

Call to Artists...


Solo and Group Shows for Local Artists

Local artists and groups of artists may apply to be scheduled for exhibitions at the Courthouse Arts Gallery.  Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of their preferred show dates. 

Selection and scheduling are at the sole discretion of the Gallery Director and Committee.

  • Pre-Application information for artists   
  • Application information for artists 
  • Contact Us or email for Application Info

Arts Gallery Show requirements:

  • All work shall be ready for display, eg. framed and ready for hanging.
  • Work is to be dropped off by deadline, during open times.

Open Thurs to Sat, 12 noon-6 pm, 


Phone 250-378-6515 or 250-315-3437

Upcoming Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery  -  Show Schedule 

Plans in the works for shows right through to the end of 2020!

  • May SD58 High School Art Show Cancelled
  • June Individual Artists Show Online Show in the works! 
  • Community Show "Bees" for the summer
  • September Community Show (theme to be announced)
  • Fall Individual Artists Show Jean Kiegerl and Shirley Reynolds
  • 2020 Winter Artisan Show

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

Or email



The Nicola Valley Arts Gallery is planning a community show

for our 2020 summer!


Call to Artists!

And beekeepers, writers, poets, song writers, musicians,

performing artists...

Looking for art on the wall, mixed media, 3D...


We will be gathering info on:

Bee facts

Beekeeping and local beekeepers

Local bee history

Bee stories, poems, songs

Global bee crisis


So, get busy!


The Nicola Valley Courthouse Art Gallery is housed in the old courthouse building at 1840 Nicola Avenue...


The Courthouse was built in 1914 and is designated as a historic site by the City of Merritt.