Home is where the art is.

Events | Programs | Gallery

Artisan Gift Shop | Arts Council 

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


 Wednesday - Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM |  Sunday 12 to 4 PM

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

Home is where the ART is.

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 the co-work space.


We’re passionate about creativity and community. Your Gallery is where local artists come together to showcase their work, and where arts and crafts of all kinds can thrive under one roof.

Come see what's showing now and then. Our opening receptions and meet + greet gatherings are a wonderful way to connect with people, arts, and culture. See you soon!  


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 10am-5pm 
+ SUN 12 noon to 4pm


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.


The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is a non-profit society and operates the Nicola Valley ARTS CENTRE. We're always welcoming new members! 

Our Motivation

My work is my purpose, my driving force. It's the reason I get up every day and do what I do. Most importantly, it keeps pushing me to achieve bigger and better things with each new challenge.

Our Mission

It’s easy to do great work when you believe in what you do. That’s why we’re committed to helping more people like you, every day.

Our Values

My business is more than just a job. Each time I take on a new project, I make sure it aligns with my core set of values so I know I can deliver great results.


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.

Studio + Co-Work Spaces ~ Connect to Creativity. 

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 Arts Centre's Co-Working Space offers private and shared office space 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. 

Discover your community at the Nicola Valley Arts Centre!

Open Hours

10 AM - 5 PM

12 PM - 4 PM

2051 Voght Street, Merritt, BC

(at the corner of Nicola Avenue & Voght, next to the Kekuli Cafe) 

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 250-315-3437   
Email us at

Join the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council

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

Building Your Community Starts Here!