Past Shows...



August 2017


Art Walk Artists' Show! 


We are gathered art from over half the Merritt Art Walk artists for our August Show!


The art was showcased at the old Courthouse heritage building. It gave art lovers more time to enjoy the art that was all around town for the month of July.

Michelle Lonsdale, Faye Gustafson, Chelsea Werrun, and more...



Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Ice


Not All Black and White

At the Courthouse Gallery...


It's Not Only Black and White

School District 58 Arts Festival


Apr 27-May 5

Opening Reception Apr 27 4-7pm


Gallery Hours

Thurs-Saturday 12-6pm



The SD58 Arts Festival was a big hit in the Nicola Valley. And we were lucky to have a student exhibition of visual art in the Courthouse Arts Gallery, arranged by Jackie Stibbards, Shannon Dunn, and Linda Suzuki.

Several art classes visited the Gallery, giving the students the opportunity to enjoy each others' work.

A perfect walk from Merritt Senior Secondary on a beautiful sunny day!

At the Opening Reception, students from the Love to Dance Academy

also put on a short but stunning performance ...


The Poetic Language of Landscape

May 6- June 3rd, 2017

The Poetic Language of Landscape

Three Artists, from Chilliwack and White Rock

Patricia Peters, Cathy Stewart, Beverley Biddulph

Nicola Valley Arts Gallery Show

May 6 to June 3rd



Opening Reception June 3, 4-7pm


Patricia Peters loves to paint in the Nicola Valley, and has shown her work before in our Courthouse Art Gallery several years ago.

Patricia has exhibited many times. Her work can be seen at

Cathy Stewart and Beverley Biddulph have shown pieces of their work at a variety of art shows, including through the Canadian Federation of Artists.


Their beautiful work can be seen now at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on Nicola Avenue, in Merritt.


Check out photos of the hanging of the work by the Artists and members of the Nicola Valley Arts Council.

And of the Opening, with artists and visitors from the valley, surrounding regions, and Councillors from our City of Merritt.


More photos from our Poetic Language of Landscape Show


Nicola Sunrise by Patricia Peters


In the Siege of Roots

In the Siege of Roots

Leonard George...a Retrospective

Courthouse Arts Gallery

Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm


Guest Dot Spahan is displaying her pine needle basket work, and mini teepees.


Leonard has collected his artwork from private collections all over the valley for this show. He is also displaying work from his personal collection, and brand new work.


Leonard is putting on a Stencil and Acrylic Workshop June 15th, 2-4pm.

$15 NVAC Members, $20 Non Members


The Opening Reception was on Thursday June 8th, and the food served was bannock, salmon patties, fruit and soapberry juice, by Jean Saddleman.

Willard Wallace joined us, drumming songs for the event.


Please come and enjoy Leonard's work while it is on display at the Courthouse Arts Gallery!



Art Walk 2017

Art Walk Exhibition!


Still on at the Courthouse Arts Gallery till Sunday, 2 pm, July 30.


We are hosting two artists as a part of Merritt's July 2017 Artwalk!



Bruce Walter of Boredfoot Photography.


Bruce has been a photographer since 1976. He spends hours in his digital darkroom and hones his skills daily. Bruce has won awards for his photography and works with Marko Jalava at Smudges Art Shoppe to produce his high quality finished product.


Bruce will exhibit two works for our Art Walk Artists' Show for August.

Go to Bruce Walter's page for more info




Ellen Miller of Fused Glass


Ellen left behind her Glass Hive Studio in Abbotsford when she moved to Merritt last year.


She moved her kilns and skids of glass along with her family and continues with her fused glass art in the Nicola Valley...


Ellen's work will be at the Courthouse Arts Gallery until July 31st.