Arts Events and Programs

Check online for arts activities on Nicola Valley Arts Facebook page.

We are on the move!

Stay tuned for more info from the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

on our exciting new location!


Art Submissions

  Requests to artists, community
   -indigenous nature, animals, words, humour, diversity, abstracts/geometrics/symbols, local info  

 

Current NVCAC Collaboration with the City of Merritt:

Community Promotion and Beautification

Call Out for designs!

 

    Goal – Complete Street Art and Murals in several locations in the downtown core

 

 

 

Timeline – Achieve several street art and mural projects before late Fall, and plan future projects for the spring

 

 Project Management of Public Art Work Painting Project with Covid 19 Protocols

 

 

·        Coordination with City

 

   -team, costs, permissions, art ownership, promotion, maintenance

 

·        Possible Locations

 

   -intersection, sidewalks, sides of buildings (biz, orgs, gov), doorways, small locations

 

·        Art Submissions

   -requests to artists, community
   -indigenous nature, animals, words, humour, diversity, abstracts/geometrics/symbols, local info         

 

 

·        People Involved

 

   -NVCAC member artists, organizers, paint experienced, groups (eg CMHA, Smart Step)

 

·        Materials

 

   -durable, eye catching, discounts

 

·        Recording (Project Temple), reporting

 

 

This Beautification Project, along with other similar initiatives the City is supporting,

 

could help put this town of Merritt on the map. In a good way!

  Current NVCAC Collaboration with the City of Merritt:

Community Promotion and Beautification

Call Out for designs!

 

    Goal – Complete Street Art and Murals in several locations in the downtown core

 

 

 

Timeline – Achieve several street art and mural projects before late Fall, and plan future projects for the spring

 

 Project Management of Public Art Work Painting Project with Covid 19 Protocols

 

 

·        Coordination with City

 

   -team, costs, permissions, art ownership, promotion, maintenance

 

·        Possible Locations

 

   -intersection, sidewalks, sides of buildings (biz, orgs, gov), doorways, small locations

 

·        Art Submissions

   -requests to artists, community
   -indigenous nature, animals, words, humour, diversity, abstracts/geometrics/symbols, local info         

 

 

·        People Involved

 

   -NVCAC member artists, organizers, paint experienced, groups (eg CMHA, Smart Step)

 

·        Materials

 

   -durable, eye catching, discounts

 

·        Recording (Project Temple), reporting

 

 

This Beautification Project, along with other similar initiatives the City is supporting,

 

could help put this town of Merritt on the map. In a good way!


 Kathleen Kinasewich of Soul Circle Mandalas, a healing mandala facilitator, does sacred mandala work and led us through a day of mandala art in August..
This was a great workshop!

 

We are taking names for the next one! Contact Us!
The workshop will be limited to
8 participants. Price to be determined.
  


Here and Now

Sketching Program 

 an art program that helps you be both safe and creative in the current situation. 

Info and registration here...


Public Artworks Program

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

...and more to come...

For more info contact nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com 


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 Contact Us, or explore our Program Application Form and see what's involved.

 


Our Ongoing  Programs

Fibre Lovers is postponed. Back soon!

Merritt Drum Connection
Postponed for now!
 
MUSIC CIRCLE 
6:30 PM on Tuesdays!
Contact Raven to register at (250) 318-0963
These circle times involve time for play, skills, songs, and intention setting. It's a relaxed easy going play time. Hope you can join us!   
Click here to check out the Merritt Drum Connection Facebook Page!

Open Mic Night, an NVCAC program funded by donation - special thanks to our fans and donors!

Our weekly Open Mic at Kekuli Cafe is postponed for now, due to the Corona Virus. Check our Open Mic Facebook page on Friday nights for current music and Open Mic flashbacks!

Open Mic Night!  at Kekuli Cafe

Fridays -7 to 9 pm

 Music, Spoken Word...Sign-up 6:30 pm

                               Max 10 minutes per sign up performance

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

 


Upcoming Events and Programs

Stay tuned for upcoming programs!


Past NVCAC Events and Programs

Robert Bertrand at the Country Music Hall of Fame