Welcome to the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. Thanks for visiting us today!

We are currently developing a new website!

Nicola Valley Arts Council

Our Home Page is full of our current arts events in the community, upcoming events, application forms, sponsors, and links to supporting groups.


About the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council:

The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council (NVCAC) in Merritt, BC, registered as a society under the B.C. Society Act on January 5, 1982. We are a registered charity and welcome donations from  individuals, businesses and organizations.

We have a new Board of Directors, the largest Board ever.  Currently there are 9 Directors and there is room for 2 more.  Are you interested in joining the Board of Directors?  If so, please Contact Us and let us know your interests.

Or email: nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com

The committed Executive and Board of Directors is paying close attention to the input of the community.

Our Standing Committees, like the Arts Gallery and Programming Committees are meeting often to move Arts Council initiatives forward. Most committees consist of a Director, and several Arts Council members.

Our Constitution and ByLaws support an active participation in the arts and culture of the Nicola Valley.

The Arts Gallery:

The Courthouse Arts Gallery has been housed in a heritage building on Nicola Avenue since 2005.

We have ongoing solo and group shows.

More info and links coming.

Arts Programs:

More info and links coming.





Visual Arts

More info and links coming.

Artists’ Hub:

Performing Arts Links and Resources

Visual Arts Links and Resources

More info and links coming.

Get Involved!

We are very excited because the Council has over 100 members this year!  The largest membership ever!

Are you a member? Check out our Committees and current and upcoming events for ideas on how to pitch in!

Do you want to join?   Memberships are only $10, which helps the NVCAC in all its endeavors to support arts and artists in the valley, all ages and cultures. And memberships are your foot in the door to apply for help with your arts program ideas and to bring a show at the Arts Gallery…

Use the Contact Us page to let us know you would like to join.

Check back to download an application.

Or pop in to Community Futures on 2185 B Voght Street to pick up, fill in, and drop off an application form.

Just want to help? 

No problem.  You don’t have to join the Board of Directors.  Or even become a member (although we hope you do!).

We want to tell you a bit about what we are doing.  Maybe you will find something you would like to help with! Art events? Music? Dance? Drama? Or help the Council get its work done?

The most important thing we really need to know is what do you want to see when you visit Nicola Valley Community Arts Council, when you visit in the future?

We are excited about our new membership and Board, and hope to hear from you

It’s a big year for the Arts Council! 35 years and counting!