Our Community Arts Events

Nicola Valley Community Arts Council supports a variety of arts events in the valley.

Many Events and Programs presented more than one art focus!

 Fabulous Movies coming to Merritt! 

Nicola Valley Film Society presents fabulous movies  on Mondays (check dates below) at 7:00 pm at the NVIT LECTURE THEATRE.  Tickets are $5.00 at the Door and Memberships for the 6 films in the 2017/18 season are $2.00.  Season Tickets are available.  Parking is FREE and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. For more info phone 378 3974

2018 Season Schedule:


JANUARY  15TH   2018:  “A MAN CALLED OVE”  PG  ( Sweden  2016)

FEBRUARY  19TH   2018:   “LAND OF MINE”  Rated: 14A   (Denmark/ Germany  2015)

MARCH 12TH  2018:  “THE GLASS CASTLE”  Rated PG    (USA  2017)

2017 Community Arts Events

 Nicola Valley Film Society Movies

2017 Season

SEPTEMBER 18th 2017: "LION" Rated:  G

OCTOBER 16TH   2017:   “MAUDIE”  Rated:  PG   (Canada/Ireland  2016)

NOVEMBER:  20TH  2017:  “THEIR FINEST”   14A  (United Kingdom  2016)


Two Art Scholarships for Fall 2017 

In Recognition of the Canada 150 Celebrations, the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council provided two $150 Scholarships to deserving youth who are participating in art and cultural programs, classes, lessons or workshops in the community during this calendar year. 

These scholarships were awarded by the Arts Council in September.  


Family Paint-In with Shirley Reynolds!

April 23rd at Merritt Funeral Chapel

Workshop Full!


More info...

Bluebird Coffee House!

Saturday night, Sept 16, 7-10pm


We are looking forward to a fun event this Saturday! 

And we hope you will join us! Denise and Al, our house band, will perform and host the event. Willard, Quade , and Anna-Marie are our musical guests for the evening's country music theme. We are expecting guests from the Netherlands! And they are line dance fans! So we have Lizette Nel, of the Love to Dance Academy joining us to lead some line dancing. Of course we hope to enjoy our Dutch visitors and their line dancing! We will provide savoury and sweet plates, with choices of (non-alcoholic) beverages. Coffee, of course!

Come join us!


Paint-In Days at

Corbett Lake Lodge

Plein Aire Paint-ins were great!

Maybe we should do it again next summer!

The first two sessions were spectacular days - see the  photos here.  We find our favourite view and paint from 10 am to 4 pm with luncheon served at noon in the Lodge. Online registration for specific days or all. Book early next summer.


Art in the Park

Canada Day, July 1st, 2017

My Fair Lady High Tea

June 19th, 11:30 am at the Merritt Golf Club


The annual Learn to Dance "High Tea" will be held at the Merritt Golf Club on June 19 this year. This is a chance to dress up in your elegant attire and wear a lovely hat! Please add a touch of red to your ensemble to celebrate Canada's 150th. Be brave and outrageous and let's have fun.


The High Tea will include a luncheon of fancy sandwiches and desserts, tea and coffee. For info and tickets, call 250 378-9898.


Children and the Arts!

This mixed-art program is presented by the Love To Dance Academy!

10 weeks of dance, music, and art for ages 3-13+ (three groups) 

Coordinated by Lizette Nels, who teaches the dance component.

$145 for all sessions. Tuesdays 3:30-5:30   April-June 2017 

The Old Courthouse on Nicola Avenue   Phone 250-378-9898

Movie Screening – “Water” award-winning film by director Deepa Mehta

NVIT LECTURE THEATRE at 7:00 pm on April 19th  The Nicola Valley Film Society will be participating in a  Canada 150th celebration  along with approximately 180 Film Societies across the country on April 19th.  This celebration is called CANADA ON SCREEN  and for April 19th every Film Society participating will be screening a Canadian film without charge.  The film that we will be screening is “WATER” by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta.   


Festival of Trees


A lovely part of Merritt's

Country Christmas 

at the  Country Music Hall of Fame

Nov 25-Dec 24