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 Arts Programs

NVCAC and the Gallery are teaming up with the City to put on some exciting Arts Programs!

 

Upcoming in the new year, at the Courthouse:

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

 

Gallery Makerspace

Try an art activity!

Adults, $5 for tea and art materials

February 29/20

 

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

 

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

Arts Program 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...

 


 Fabulous Movies coming to Merritt! 

Nicola Valley Film Society presents fabulous movies  on Mondays (check dates below) at 7:00 pm

NVIT LECTURE THEATRE...Parking is FREE

Tickets are $5.00 at the Door and Memberships for the 6 films in the 2019/20 season are $2.00. 

Season Tickets are available.   

There is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. 

For more info phone 250 378 3974


Past Events and Programs

Love to Dance Photo



Robert Bertrand at the Country Music Hall of Fame