The Nicola Valley Art Gallery

The Nicola Valley Arts Gallery is a hub of activity for artists and arts enthusiasts, to meet and chat, and share materials, processes, skills, and interests. The artwork exhibition in the Gallery changes almost monthly. We welcome and support the visual arts, music, and the performing arts.


We encourage artists in the community through:

  • shows
  • workshops
  • classes
  • resources
  • and programs

Let us know what your interests are!



Pop in and see us - 2051 Voght Street, Merritt, BC

Enter beside Kekuli Cafe

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

Art Gallery Curator Jano Howarth


Contact 250-315-3437

Currently at the Art Gallery

2024 Gallery Shows



Nov 18 - Jan 14: 8th Winter Artisan Show


Jan 18 - Feb 25 Nicola Valley Quilters Guild Art Show


Feb 29 - Mar 31 "Art Heals" Community Show


Apr 4 - 28 Linda Suzuki paintings


May 2 - June 2 The Opie Show: Opie Oppenheim Tribute


June 6 - 23 MSS Seniors Show 


June 26 - Sept. 8 2nd Summer Artisan Show


In Planning - check back for updates


Leonard George and guest

Community Show “Sweater Weather”

9th Winter Artisan Show 


Interested in your own art show? Read our Call for Artists below and get in touch with Curator Jano Howarth.


Call For Artists

Solo and Group Shows for Local Artists


Local artists and groups of artists may apply to be scheduled for exhibitions at the Courthouse Arts Gallery.  Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of their preferred show dates. We do our best to book months in advance. Most shows are 5 weeks long.


Selection and scheduling are at the sole discretion of the Gallery Curator and Committee.

Expect information to help with the process:

Arts Gallery Show requirements:

  • All work shall be ready for display, eg. framed and ready for hanging.
  • Artist Bio, photo, and photos of work must be submitted prior to the show.
  • Work is to be dropped off by deadline, usually 3 days prior to show opening.
  • Applicants must attend the Reception (if there is one) and spend volunteer time at their show (or make special arrangements)
  • Applicants will also be invited to participate in a special event or give a workshop and to post on social media (if possible). 
  • Applicant(s) must be a member of the NVCAC ($20/year)

Nicola Valley Arts Centre

Discover your community at the Arts Centre!

P: 250-378-6515


M: PO Box 92 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

2051 Voght Street (beside Kekuli Cafe)


Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun 12 pm - 4 pm


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