Nicola Valley Arts Gallery


Next Community Show...February, 2021!
We are in the middle of the creative process...ideas are coming together.
Hmmm, perhaps not paintings on the wall, unless it is to depict another art form. Or if it could inspire the creation of...
No, we are not quite ready to put it out there yet. But maybe start doodling, sketching designs. perhaps something socially current. Something to stretch our small town persona. We are a hub, a centre for diversity, eh? People and ideas of all kinds. (Or we could be.)
Kind of like what we are putting the call out for,for our street art initiative.
And speaking of that...

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 250-315-3437

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. We do our best to book months in advance. Most shows are 5 weeks long.

Selection and scheduling are at the sole discretion of the Gallery Director and Committee. Expect information to help with the process.

  • 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.
  • Artist Bio, photo, and photos of work must be submitted prior to the show.
  • Work is to be dropped off by deadline, usually 2 days prior to show opening.
  • Applicants must attend the Reception (if there is one) and spend volunteer time at their show (or make special arrangements)
  • Applicants will also be invited to participate in a special event or give a workshop and to post on social media if possible. 
  • Applicant(s) must be a member of the NVCAC ($15 year)

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon-6 pm, Sunday 12-4pm


Phone 250-315-3437

If we are shut down, due to Covid 19, shows will be rescheduled,

and the current show will go online.

Upcoming Gallery Shows

Courthouse Gallery  -  Show Schedule 

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

  • Oct 15-Nov 14 Jean Kiegerl, Shirley Reynolds, and Twin Willows
  • 2020 Winter Artisan Show

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

Or email

We've Moved!


We are no longer at the old Courthouse on Nicola Avenue!

After 18 years, the NVCAC has found a new home at 2051 Voght St.

Known as the old Jackson Building, the longtime home of Posts Meat Market, and recently, Nla'kapmux Creations.


Come and visit us there!