Connecting Community Through The Arts since 1982
Powered by creative energy and respect for all people, the NVCAC welcomes you. We hope you're inspired to lend your support through membership. We’re community-minded people, using our passion, talent, and our skills to make a difference, and we champion arts and culture in the Nicola Valley.
The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is powered by volunteers as a non-profit society and a registered charity. Our home base is in the Nicola Valley Arts Centre, located at 2051 Voght Street, in the historic Jackson Building on the corner of Nicola Avenue.
The Arts Council started through an interest in the performing arts, founding the Community Concert Series in 1982. A special community fund-raising effort resulted in the purchase of a beautiful grand piano for use at the concerts and other community music events. It is held in trust and maintained by the NVCAC, and housed at the Civic Centre.
In March 2005, the Arts Council moved its office into the old courthouse building and expanded into visual arts. After renovations, the Arts Council opened the Courthouse Art Gallery to show a variety of artwork. In the fall of 2020, the NVCAC moved into the Jackson building at 2051 Voght Street in Merritt. We continue our business, programs, art shows, and gift shop in our new location.
All of our activities and events result from the wonderful work of our members and volunteers. Find out more about the NVCAC operations and download our policies and bylaws here.
We meet monthly, we connect daily and we're here for the community. If you'd like to contact us, we welcome your communication.
President - Mischelle Pierce
Vice-President - Lynn Cox
Treasurer - Barbara Sales
Secretary - Marilyn Kelly
Directors - Kathy Kanda, Sharon Pawliuk, Melody Simon, Sarah Molnar
Gallery Curator - Jano Howarth
Membership Coordinator - Angela Ho
Gift Shop Manager - Amanda Pryzner-Dunn
Executive Director - Tia Delaney