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2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA
Contact: Sarah Bluvas, Arts & Culture Coordinator
Email: sarah.bluvas@merce. . .
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Arts Council Programs and Events

From concerts to theater, gallery exhibits to author events, the Mercer Island Arts Council curates and sponsors a variety of opportunities for patrons of all ages to connect with arts, culture, and creativity on the Island throughout the year. Visit this page often for details about upcoming series, special events, new programs, and more.

Upcoming Programs

**Arts Council Programs & Events Update - March 12, 2020**

Effective immediately, all public access, rentals, programs, and activities at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC) are suspended through April 24. Refunds and credits will be issued to rental groups and participants of programs that are suspended. Customer service hours are limited, and responses will be limited to only by phone and email.

Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is the local authority regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in these matters, and the City continues to closely monitor PHSKC’s guidance and recommendations. To stay updated on the City’s response to this situation, visit


Art on the Water logo

Friday, March 27 | 7-9 pm | $25 | 21+
Mercer Island Community and Event Center

Purchase tickets at 206.275.7609x1 (reference Course #11658) or

The Arts Council is excited to present Art on the Water, a new arts event celebrating sustainability and nature with poetry & spoken word performances, photography, beer tastings, silent auction, and more. This evening event includes: Check back soon for more event activities.

Special thanks to the following sponsors and participants:

Parks & Recreation logo     Red Badge Project     Snoqualmie Falls Brewery logo  

Island Books logo               MICA logo               Thomas Dentistry logo     

Aegis Living Mercer Island          Covenant Shore logo          Carrucio's logo

Island House logo          Sage logo       Red's Flyshop

Emerald Water Anglers logo           Patagonia logo           Flyfush Journal logo 

Help the Arts Council produce this event by becoming a sponsor today! Contact Diane Mortenson at for more details.

Arts & Culture Classes at the Community Center

The Mercer Island Parks & Recreation department offers a variety of arts & culture classes and workshops at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center throughout the year. Click the course links below to learn more about current offerings.

Fall 2019/Winter 2020

Drop-in Opportunities

Find more Community Arts Events on MICA's Arts Calendar!

Do you seek a spot to post your local arts event or a resource for discovering ways to engage with arts & culture on the Island? Check out the Mercer Island Arts Calendar, managed by Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA). This online calendar includes events that take place on Mercer Island and off-Island programs hosted by Island residents or organizations. Questions? E-mail  

Visit the Mostly Music in the Park, Shakespeare in the Park, and Friday Night Films pages for more information on those annual series.


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