NVCAC Public Arts Program

Merritt Murals
Whose mural is this?

Call Out!

NVCAC's Mischelle Pierce and Jano Howarth

are pitching the NVCAC's participation and leadership in the City's Beautification Project...




The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is pleased to collaborate with the City of Merritt on an exciting new community art project.

As part of the 
COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative,
 the City of Merritt is looking for local artists interested in providing artwork for our local buildings.  They will be providing some mural guidelines and community locations in the next few weeks.  

Those interested in being a part of this mural creation project, around the theme of nature, local plants and animals, are invited to reach out to communications@merritt.ca  


And reach out to us!

Mischelle at nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com

Jano at nicolavalleyartsgallery@gmail.com

Learn to Sketch - right here!

If you "only draw stick men" or "can't draw a straight line" or just "can't draw" - give this a try! It only takes about 15 minutes and could change your mind. 

The 2020 "Here and Now" sketching program is now completed. Check out the artists' work here!



Public Artworks Program

The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council has been running a Public Artworks Program for years!

For instance, long time local artist Bev Veale has two beautiful paintings of beloved Nicola Valley hollyhocks in City Hall. Great to look at while you are lined up to pay City bills!


And Joel Reid has this art piece below at the Garden beside the Community Policing office.

That's on the other side of Spirit Square on Granite Avenue.