Art Walk 2017

July 4-Aug 3

The Art Walk Show & Sale is a celebration of local talent and community spirit!

Art Walk kicks off on Canada Day at Central Park (11 am to 2pm) and officially runs from July 4th to 31st.

On August 3rd, there is a wrap up party at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on Nicola Avenue.

 

Now in its 5th year, Art Walk is a partnership between the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce and the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. Art Walk is a great opportunity to explore our community and check out local artists.

 

 

 

There is something for everyone in Art Walk, and we hope you take the time to check it out. 

 

There are many elements to the Art Walk:

  • a chance get to know new businesses & artists
  • get outside and explore downtown
  • win great prizes
  • view a live demonstration and meet the artists
  • and create a unique bracelet.

 

There are opportunities to see live demonstrations and meet the artists!

  

By doing the walk, you  have the opportunity to enter to win our grand prize draw of $400 which can be used to purchase the works any participating artist of your choice. Draw August 3rd

 

Create an Art Walk Bracelet!

Returning this year, for the first 100 lucky walkers, each location will have a bead you can collect by viewing the art and selecting your favourite art piece. This year’s theme is Canada's 150th anniversary so you’ll find all the beads are red and white and silver.

Just a few days left to collect your beads, if you have a bracelet...

 

Get your walkin’ shoes on and head on out!

 

Be sure to capture your experience and let us know by posting on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Use the hashtags #nvcac #artwalkmerritt #exploremerritt 

 


Meet the Artists

 

This year Art Walk has 25 artists featured in 23 local Merritt businesses!

We are interviewing the artists and posting their information over the next week or so.

Check the images below, and click on the links as we post their answers.

Make your visit to their display locations even more interesting!

 

Georgina Beatty

#1 Community Futures


Bruce Walter

#4 Courthouse Arts Gallery


Lakeshore Creations

(Lori Desy & Jill Fitzers)

#7 Vision Quest Optical

#11 A&M Holistic Wellness

 


Chelsea Werrun

#10 Black's Pharmacy


Spotted Horse Studio

(Kelly Brook Allen & Ron Stolp)

#13 Royal Bank


Natalie Rostad Desjarlais

#15 Earthwalker Spiritual Shop


Janelle Gage

#18 Nicola Valley Museum and Archives


Bill Stowell

#21 Breathe Bikes

Gale Simpson

#2 Merritt Desert Inn


Silvia Rosenfelder-Schechtel

#5 Interior Savings Credit Union


Anya McVean

#8 Lemonade Stand


Ellen Miller

#4 Courthouse Arts Gallery

#11 A&M Holistic Wellness


Michael Perkins

#14 Espresso Etc.


Cam Novak

#16 378 Board Shop


Debbie Towers

#19 Save on Foods


Linda Bachman

#23 Home Merritt Hardware 

Joan L Jennings

#4 Merritt Civic Centre


Jean Kiegerl

#6 Community Policing Office

 #22 Purity Feed

Kiegerl.ca


Faye Gustafson

#9 Canadian Country Music

Hall of Fame


Diane Lavoie

#12 D & D Emporium


Michelle Lonsdale

#15 Earthwalker Spiritual Shop


Frances McMurchy

#17 Doctors Eyecare Merritt

 


MSS Collection

#20 City Furniture


Leonard George

#23 Home Merritt Hardware



August Art Walk Artists' Show

at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on Nicola Avenue...Aug 3rd to Aug 31st

Art Walk Map and Businesses

  1. Community Futures Nicola Valley
  2. Merritt Desert Inn
  3. Merritt Civic Centre
  4. Courthouse Arts Gallery
  5. Interior Savings
  6. Community Policing Office
  7. Vision Quest Gifts
  8. The Lemonade Stand
  9. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  10. Black's Pharmacy
  11. A&M Holistic Wellness
  12. D & D Emporium
  13. Royal Bank
  14. Espresso, Etc
  15. Earthwalker Spiritual Shop
  16. 378 Board Shop
  17. Doctors Eye Care
  18. NV Museum and Archives
  19. Save On Foods
  20. City Furniture
  21. Breathe Bikes
  22. Purity Feed
  23. Merritt Home Hardware


Thinking of volunteering in the Community?

Chamber of Commerce and Nicola Valley Arts Council welcome your help!

 

Inspired to become a Merritt Art Walk participant next year?

Download the 2017 information to get ready!

Art Walk Application (Past)

Download
2017 Merritt Art Walk Artist Application
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