Past Arts Gallery Shows 2019

From January to Present 2019

Art of Sound Blog post, featuring several of the 25 artists, and their submissions...


On Experience Nicola Valley, showcasing what is happening in Merritt.


For the month of February 2019, the Courthouse Arts Gallery is ringing with the sounds of singing bowls, Djembe drums, vinyl records, wooden flutes, Leonard George rattles, handmade stringed instruments, and original songs.

Even the art on the wall seems filled with sound and music!



Art of Sound:

The Creative Expression of Sound Through Sound and Art Mediums


Enjoy this exhibition - until Mar 2, 2019

Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Courthouse Gallery - 1840 Nicola Ave


Feb 27, Wednesday

For Art and Soul Reloaded

'Singing Bowls, Drums, and More Sounds"

with Gale Simpson and Friends



Winter Artisan Show

Nov 30-Jan 26


Closing for a two week holiday.

Open again Jan 10/19


Our Gift Shop Artisans are showing off their wares in a winter wonderland Gallery!


Come and shop:

jewelry, weavings, stained glass,

pottery, cards



(Poster art by Gale Simpson)

Robert Moretti was the first to sign up for our Community Art Show!

He brought in two pieces, on either side of Michelle Lonsdale's "Is That a Grandma Phone?"

"Jukebox" and "Cuban Art"



Well attended Reception on  Friday, Feb 1, 2019

 There was a lot of music, sound, and chat during the Reception as over twenty local artists displayed instruments, interactive dioramas, and art.

Artist Vanessa Trenholm catered a delicious table of healthy and tasty food!

Thanks all for catering, exhibiting, and visiting!



Living Legends

Four Nicola Valley Artists


Doug Strand

Evelyn Armstrong

Pius Chong

Jackie Stibbards


Mar 8-30

Reception Mar 8, Friday, 4-7pm




Courthouse Arts Gallery Show



with artist Michelle Lonsdale


Apr 8-27/19

Successful Reception Friday, Apr 5


Regular Show hours Thurs - Sat, 12-6pm

On now at the old Courthouse gallery!

"Forever West:

A Lifestyle That Has Never Changed"


Artist - Faye Gustafson 


"The cowboy way of life has always appealed to my soul." says Gustafson.  "I love the endless stories of the people who lived way back when, and the excitement the modern cowgirls and cowboys still enjoy!"


Visit the show!  Thursday to Saturday    12-6pm



A wonderful exhibition of memories and plans for the future...


Murray Church Show

June 28-Aug 07


Reception Friday June 28, 4-7pm


Join us and share in the stories and appreciation...for new and old artwork of this historic church, for the collection from Trinity United Church and the Museum and Archives, and for the contributions of individual members of the community, like Melva Murray and her beautiful, original Murray Church organ.

And hear Linda Baird play!




We are planning a Murray Church Storytelling Evening at the old Courthouse Gallery, July 17, 6-8pm. Bring your memories!


Yes, you can bring it back to life!




August 9 - Sept. 7, 2019

Courthouse Arts Gallery

1840 Nicola Ave, Merritt BC


Check out the Artisan Shop too!

Great things to see and buy there

Nicola Valley Arts Gallery Show


Swing Into Fall!

September 13 - October 5


Reception Friday, September 20th, 4-7pm


Come and see:

  • Fall Fair Photography Exhibition Winners
  • Get-In-the-Mood for Fall Art
  • Swing Dance Display!


Art work, photography, and memorabilia

by several of our local artists and members!

Bev Veale, Robert Moretti, Wyatt Collins, Judy Young, Dave Barber, Jennifer Artibise

And Diane Wandler, Cindilla Trent, Barb Sayles, Bev Sidnick...