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Art, Culture & Heritage

Art Walk- Meet the Artist Day: Faye Gustafson

Join artists Faye Gustafson every Wednesday starting July 5th at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Famee. Watch the process unfold as she paints her work or simply drop by and say hello and check out the selection of work she has on display. 
Check out her work here https://fayegustafson.com/

Event Date 07-26-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-26-2017 1:00 pm
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Paint-in at Corbett Lake Lodge

The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is working with Corbett Lake Lodge to present a series of Paint-in Activities. Corbett Lake Lodge is 15 minutes east of Merritt on, Hwy. 97C, Merritt, BC. Paint-Ins will consist of the following:
- Only 15 participants per day and the $25 fee which include lunch.
- Self-directed outdoor painting in this beautiful location (not a workshop)
- Dates are July 25, August 15 and August 29 at scenic Corbett Lake Lodge (photo attached)
- Events run from 10 am to 4 pm with luncheon served at noon in the dining room
Registration, for specific days or all three, is handled online from the NVCAC website - www.nicolavalleyartscouncil.com, scroll to the Coming Events and click on the Online Registration link and register through our CanadaHelps.org website.
“This is a great chance for local artists and others to paint together in a beautiful location. It is not a workshop, but whenever artists get together we automatically share ideas, tips, advice and compliments. I love that it comes with lunch in the Lodge, which is also a back-up painting location in case of weather issues.” Jean Kiegerl

About the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
Now in our 35th year, the NVCAC has provided an array of programs and activities for residents of Merritt and the Nicola Valley including the Art Walk, and the Courthouse Arts Gallery. Our Courthouse Arts Gallery is located at 1840 Nicola Ave and is open Thursday to Saturday noon – 6pm open extended hours in July for Art Walk are Wednesdays and Sundays10am-2pm.

For more information contact:
Jean Kiegerl, NVCAC Director
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or the Arts Council: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 07-25-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-25-2017 4:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00
* Location Merritt
Meet the Artist Day Jean Kiegrel

Join Art Walk Artist Jean Kiegrel for the Stick Man Challenge! What is it you ask?
This is especially for all those people who say "I only draw stick people." In less than 10 minutes, Jean Kiegerl will teach you the secret known to artists since the Middle Ages and recently explained by modern brain research.

Art Walk Artist 6 - Jean Kiegrel will be on location for a Meet the Artist Day this Monday, July 24th from 1- 3pm Community Police Office 2026 Granite Ave.

Contact Info: 250-378-5634 

 

Event Date 07-24-2017 1:00 pm
Event End Date 07-24-2017 3:00 pm
* Location Community Policing Office
BC Ambassadors Pageant

BC Ambassadors Pageant will take place at the Merritt High School on July 21& 22 at 6:00pm. 

The British Columbia Ambassador Program is open to young men or women who have held an Ambassador or a Royal title in British Columbia. Candidates must be 17 years old and not over the age of 24 by December 31, 2017. The 2017 British Columbia Ambassador Program will be held in Merritt, BC from July 19-22 with public performances on Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22, 2017.

For More Info Visit: www.bcambassador.com

 

Contact Info:

Teresa Dares  

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                                        Cell: 250-819-5691
BC 2017 Pageant Dates:
                                        Speech Night - July 21, 2017
                                        Coronation - July 22, 2107
Event Date 07-22-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-22-2017 10:00 pm
* Location Merritt
BC Ambassadors Pageant

BC Ambassadors Pageant will take place at the Merritt High School on July 21& 22 at 6:00pm. 

The British Columbia Ambassador Program is open to young men or women who have held an Ambassador or a Royal title in British Columbia. Candidates must be 17 years old and not over the age of 24 by December 31, 2017. The 2017 British Columbia Ambassador Program will be held in Merritt, BC from July 19-22 with public performances on Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22, 2017.

For More Info Visit: www.bcambassador.com

 

Contact Info:

Teresa Dares  

                                        Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
                                        Cell: 250-819-5691
BC 2017 Pageant Dates:
                                        Speech Night - July 21, 2017
                                        Coronation - July 22, 2107
Event Date 07-21-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-21-2017 10:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Meet the Artist Day Ellen Miller

Join Ellen Miller as she talkes about her process and work that she does. Also check out the great work on display at the Arts Gallery.

A great day to meet the Artist, ask questions and maybe even express your interest in a Fused Glass Workshop!

Contact Info: 250-378-5634

Event Date 07-21-2017 3:00 pm
Event End Date 07-21-2017 6:00 pm
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery
Christmas in July

The event runs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Baillie House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have a wide variety of decorations from Santas to Christmas trees and we want as many shoppers as we can get! 

Event Date 07-21-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-23-2017 4:00 pm
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Heritage Society
* Phone Number 250-3
* Location Baillie House
Art Walk Artist Faye Gustafson

Join artists Faye Gustafson every Wednesday starting July 5th at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Famee. Watch the process unfold as she paints her work or simply drop by and say hello and check out the selection of work she has on display. 
Check out her work here https://fayegustafson.com/

Event Date 07-19-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 07-19-2017 1:00 pm
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Art Walk Artist Fran McMurchy
Join Art Walk Artist Fran McMurchy at Doctors Eyecare Merritt, 2177 Quilchena Ave . Check out her work, ask questions or just watch her process unfold.
Contact Info: 250-378-5634

 

Event Date 07-19-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-19-2017 12:00 pm
* Location Merritt

Coffee House with local musicians 

@ the Country Music Hall of Fame

2025 Quilchena Avenue

Contact Info: (250) 315-5508

Event Date 07-15-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07-15-2017 10:00 pm
Individual Price Donation
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

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