Art in Merritt BC Canada is very alive and well! The artists in the Nicola Valley are a talented group when it comes to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or displaying the arts. The local association of Merritt artists cover many areas of art including ceramics, conceptual, drawing, mural, graphic, mosaic, painting, photography, music, sculpture, tapestry, and more.
The works of local and visiting artists in Merritt BC Canada can be enjoyed outdoors and indoors. Outdoors we are fortunate to have the Merritt Murals and the "Walk of Stars". The Downtown Merritt Mural Walking Tour is a self guided digital experience visiting with 20+ murals. The murals are portraits of country music artists and songwriters including the likes of Alan Jackson, Hank Snow, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and others.
The "Walk of Stars" are a collection of hand-prints (and one footprint) created by over 75+ country music stars who have visited Merritt BC over the years. Many of the participating country music stars visited during the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, now the Rockin River Music Festival. When you are coming to Merritt also make an effort to check out some of the local musicians playing at a coffee house open mic or pub.
Indoors, we here in Merritt Canada, are very fortunate to have art galleries celebrating and featuring our many local artists in Merritt BC. A large group of community artists have also come to gather and formed the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council.