THE NICOLA VALLEY ARTS CENTRE

Home is where the art is.



GALLERY | ARTISAN GIFT SHOP | ARTISTS' STUDIO & PROGRAMMING | CO-WORKING OFFICE SPACE

Curious about the Arts in the Nicola Valley?  
We hope you'll be inspired to connect and create!

The Nicola Valley Arts Centre is operated by the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council, a not-for-profit society, overseeing the home of the gallery, artisan gift shop, artists' studio and program space, and the co-working clubhouse space.
 

OPEN HOURS:
 Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11AM-6PM +
on Sundays 12 noon to 4PM


Background art is an original painting by Merritt-based Artist, Cassandra Dolen


Home is where the ART is.

ART GALLERY & EXHIBITIONS

We’re passionate about creativity and community. In the Gallery, local artists come together to showcase their work, and artistic productions of all kinds can come alive under one roof. Come see what's showing now and then. Our opening receptions are a wonderful way to connect with people, arts, and culture. We look forward to welcoming you soon. 



ARTISAN GIFT SHOP

As part of supporting local artists and artisans, the NVCAC is pleased to showcase local creations of jewelry, paintings, cards, home goods, pottery, quilting, photography. Not to mention you can pick up your local honey here!  

Find local art + gifts
WED~SAT 11am-6pm 
+ SUN 12 noon to 4pm

ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMS

From workshops and online classes to field exhibitions, learning is one of the joys in life. Our artists and instructors are exceptionally talented and eager to share their ideas and skills with you.   Check out the ENGAGE page to find a program.

Is there something you'd like to learn or share with your community?
Your arts council board of directors would love to hear from you. Find us on the Arts Council page.

Discover Your Community at the 

Nicola Valley Arts Centre

Behind every community, is a tapestry of true stories. 
We look forward to sharing our stories and creating new ones with you. 


The Nicola Valley Arts Centre is a non-profit society, operated by the Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre. We're always welcoming new members!
 

Open Hours

WEDNESDAY- SATURDAY 11 AM - 6 PM
& SUNDAY 12 PM - 4 PM

At the corner of Nicola Avenue & Voght...
2051 Voght Street, Merritt, BC 


Situated on the unceded and shared homelands of the Nłeʔkepmux and Syilx 

 First Nations, powered by creative energy and respect for all people.

 

Telephone us 250-378-6515 or Text Gallery Curator at 315-3437   
Email the NVCAC nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com

Subscribe to the Nicola Valley Arts Council Newsletter

"Let's champion our arts action heroes, emulate them and make our communities everything we want them to be." 
- ROBERT LYNCH

Studio + Co-Work Spaces ~ Welcome to a new Atelier

Atelier: noun (French) "The artist's or designer's studio, workshop or workspace."

Nicola Valley Arts Centre features unique spaces for Artists, Designers, Freelancers, and Entrepreneurs. Separate from the Gallery and Gift Shop, you'll find the Artist Studio. The perfect space to spread out if you don't have a studio of your own. Craft. Canvas. Carve. Cast. Create.

The NV Arts Centre's CLUBHOUSE offers private and co-working office space rental where you can meet and work affordably when you don't have your own office. This amenity features meeting tables, desks, a coffee station, whiteboards, and a washroom.  Plan. Present. Partner. Produce. Paperwork. 

Engagement

It's individuals like you that help power programs, events, exhibitions, concerts, and workshops. As a non-profit organization, we operate under the leadership of Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. Our community sponsors include the City of Merritt, Tourism Merritt, TNRD, BC Interior Community Foundation, and the British Columbia Arts Council.

Your individual donation of $20 per annum is an investment in building community through the arts. 

With gratitude, we thank you.

Join the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

For an affordable annual membership donation of $20. Tax Receipt included!