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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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