Arts Events and Programs

The Nicola Valley Arts Council looks after a variety of Events and Programs.

If you are interested in putting on and arts event or getting an arts program going, come by and see us at the Gallery, Contact Us, or explore our Program Application Form and see what's involved.

 

Upcoming NVCAC Arts Events

Jazz in the Attic

is coming back better than ever!  

Feb.7 upstairs at the Curling Rink .

 

Stage front tables for 4

(by reservation only), or

Theatre seating (individual tickets)

 

Limited seating, so this event sells out quickly.

Get yours early - a great gift, too! 

 

Get tickets

Upcoming NVCAC Arts Programs

Watercolour for Serious Beginners 

For people who really want

to learn to paint. 

Instructor: Jean Kiegerl

March 4-April 1, 2020

Register Here

 

Five Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 (two workshops and three coaching sessions)

 

 

$300 includes the professional level art supplies needed for this course.

Plus $50 refundable deposit on textbook (You are welcome to bring your own copy of "Watercolour in 10 Steps" by Patricia Seligman)

NVCAC membership required ($15/year - online at nicolavalleyartscouncil.com)

  


NVCAC is teaming up with the

City of Merritt to put on some exciting Arts Programs!

 

Programs at the Courthouse:

Jan-Mar - Art Buds, for budding artists

Learn and explore a variety of art skills and mediums

Ages 6-10 yrs

Thursdays, January 30-March 5 (6 weeks)

Cost $90

 

Feb 16- Family Weekend Art Activity for the Whole Family!

 Create art with the theme of the February 2020 Gallery Show "Children in Art & Art for Children"

Sunday, February 16, 1-4pm

Cost $20/family

 

Feb 29- Gallery Makerspace

(May be moved to Civic Centre)

Try an art activity! All ages.

Adults, $5 for tea and art materials

February 29/20

 

Mar 7 - Scarf Felting Workshop with Cindilla Trent!

Make your own wearable piece of art, using beautifully dyed raw wool.

Saturday, March 7, 10 am to 2 pm

Cost $60

 

Pottery Lessons with Mud Therapy Studio

Program 1:
Creative Clay (Ages 11 to 15) 
Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio to learn hand building, underglazing, and glazing techniques to create 2-3 ceramic projects.   
3 Saturdays 1 to 4pm 
Dates: Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8 (Pick up projects on Friday Feb 14)
$45/student 
Max 6 students
Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt
Location: NV Arts Gallery Craft Room
NOTE:
No experience required
Minimum students to run is 6
 
Program 2:
Mud Therapy for Adults (Ages 16+)
Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio for 3 Saturdays to create 3-4 ceramic projects. Learn pottery techniques of hand slab building, underglazing,  sgraffito, mishima, and glazing.
3 Saturdays 6 to 9pm
$60/student 
Max 8 students
Dates: Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8 (Pick up projects on Friday Feb 14)
Location: NV Arts Gallery Craft Room
Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt
NOTE:
No experience required
Minimum students to run is 6
Program 3:
Kids Creative Clay (Ages 6 to 10) 
 Join Mud Therapy Pottery Studio to learn underglazing and glazing techniques to create a ceramic bowl or cup.   
1 Saturday 10am to noon 
Date: Feb 8 (Pick up projects on Friday Feb 14)
$15/student 
Max 12 students
Location: NV Arts Gallery Craft Room
Materials required: a smock, apron, or old shirt
NOTE:
No experience required
Minimum students to run is 6
For more info on the Pottery Lessons
Contact Jennifer and Sean
Mud Therapy Pottery Studio
Email: CreatureComforts@tofeedyoursoul.com
Facebook: ToFeedYourSoul
Instagram: to.feed.your.soul
For more info on the other programs, Contact Us

City of Merritt Supports the Arts

City of Merritt Leisure Guide Excerpts Community Directory and Arts Programs...

How are we involved with the City's Winter Blues Fest?

 

NVCAC Makerspace Day for all ages!

 

What is a makerspace?

a place in which people with shared interests... (like ART!) can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.

 

We like having our Saturday afternoon Makerspaces (usually for adults) at the old Courthouse west side.

There's lots of art supplies.

 

But we have been invited to the Civic Centre that day for our all ages Makerspace.

Stay tuned for our plans...


NVCAC Arts Programs Ongoing

Public Works of Art...

The NVCAC has a number of works of art on display in public places, and buildings:

Bev Veale's visual art in City Hall

Pius Chong's Welcome Structures at two entrances into Merritt

Joel Reid's mural art at MSS

Students" Painted Rock River at the Community Policing Office

...etc...

For more info contact nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com 


Open Mic Night!

 Music, Spoken Word...

Fridays...7 to 9 pm

Kekuli Cafe

Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per sign up performance

Featured artists weekly! Check who's featured this week...

 


Past NVCAC Events and Programs


Love to Dance Photo

Robert Bertrand at the Country Music Hall of Fame