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Mercer Island, WA
Contact: Sarah Bluvas, Arts & Culture Coordinator
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Arts Council Programs & Events Update - April 13, 2020

In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the City of Mercer Island has canceled the following summer Arts Council events:

  • Mostly Music in the Park (July and August 2020)
  • Shakespeare in the Park (July and August 2020)
The Mercer Island Community & Event Center remains closed through June 30, and some Mercer Island Gallery exhibits have been postponed. Staff and the Arts Council are evaluating plans for future postponements/cancelations and ways to reschedule events. 

In the meantime, Erin Vivion, Arts Council Chair, compiled this list of fun ways to Connect with Culture from Your Couch! Have fun exploring and creating.  

For additional information related to facility and program closures/cancellations due to the coronavirus emergency, visit the Parks & Recreation homepage.

2020 Exhibit Schedule

Winter Group Exhibit | February 3-March 13, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6:30-8 pm

Photography Duo: David Fishman and Ray Pfortner | March 16-April 24, 2020 **POSTPONED**
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8 pm

Puget Sound Sumi Artists | April 27-June 5, 2020 **POSTPONED**
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6:30-8 pm
Emerging Artists | June 8-July 17, 2020 **POSTPONED**
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8 pm

46th Annual MIVAL Jr. Show | July 18-August 7, 2020
Catch this local favorite for a few extra weeks after it closes at Wells Fargo!

UW Photography Certificate Program Capstone Show | August 10-September 18, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6:30-8 pm

Studying Abstraction | September 21-October 30, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6:30-8 pm

Annual MIVAL Holiday Show | November 2-December 11, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6:30-8 pm

Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery

The Arts Council occasionally has gallery space available downstairs at the Community Center and is interested in working with community artists and organizations to mount arts exhibits. Contact Diane Mortenson at to learn more about opportunities to display artwork.

Exhibiting Artwork

The featured gallery calendar is currently full for 2020. To be considered for an exhibit in 2021 or beyond, please complete this application and return to Diane Mortenson at

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Application to Exhibit_Mercer Island Gallery.pdf

  Interested in exhibiting work at the Mercer Island Gallery? Complete this application and return to Diane Mortenson at

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