Creative Community

Welcome. Creation and consolidation happening! In progress....

One imagines that an inspired thought, that creates a good vibration, spreads....

creative community
Children's Art Festival

A creative community inspires, accepts, nurtures and acknowledges its participants.


The members of a creative community innovate, collaborate, cooperate, communicate, initiate and...create.


From young to old, celebrating diversity, and recognizing a variety of creative expressions, a creative community provides excitement, motivation, and support.


A creative community is:

  • curious 
  • collaborative
  • committed
  • resilient
  • courageous 
  • productive

We live in a creative community...


The Present, a positive direction...

Our creative community is always ready for authentic change in positive directions!

  • Check out Experience Nicola Valley, a blog site all about the people, the creativity, the service, and the adventures in our community. I write an Arts and Culture blog on this collaborative site!
  • Keep tabs on some things happening  here in Merritt, BC, Canada on my Facebook page, Creative Community.
  • Get out and shop local! Keep an eye on my FB page Creative Community Shop.
  • Enjoy local live music weekly at our Open Mic at Kekuli Cafe!    (I wish. Covid :( )
  • My photography site, Jano Howarth on SmugMug, is in progress...

OMG Covid...let me update some of these links.


Our latest art show at the Nicola Valley Gallery

Art by Nancy Ellingsen

Poster by Kim Leclair

Part of a trilogy...Wash. Your. Hands.

                                   By Nona Tickner

Our last show..."Street Art"

A collaboration project with the City of Merritt. Public art coming...

Want more?

While I get this page updated, pop over to our Nicola Valley Community Arts Council site, where I have posted our latest art show...  Instagram and Facebook pages Nicola Valley Arts Council and the NV Arts Gallery.