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 are 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

Season Schedule:

SEPTEMBER 18th 2017: "LION" Rated:  G

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

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

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




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!

 


Two Art Scholarships for Fall 2017 

In Recognition of the Canada 150 Celebrations, the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council will provide 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 will be awarded by the Arts Council in September.  Deadline to apply August 31, 2017.  Activities must take place before December 31, 2017. For more information contact Chelsea at nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com 

 

 

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 Olde Courthouse on Nicola Avenue

Phone 250-378-9898


SD58 Arts Festival...  more information!  more photos

Elementary...

Secondary...



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.  This initiative is  through the Toronto Film Circuit of which we are associated.  The film that we will be screening is “WATER” by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta.  This film was released in 2005 and has received many awards and was nominated for an Academy Award  in 2007. It will be screened up at the NVIT LECTURE THEATRE at 7:00 pm on April 19th.  We are excited about our participation in this Cross Canada event!
 
Sounds like Merritt is going to have a full slate of exciting events for the Canada 150 celebration.
 
Cathy  Frizzell

 

Nicola Valley Film Society