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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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Mercer Island Gallery

Stop by the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, to view works by regional visual artists on display at the Mercer Island Gallery. Exhibits at this indoor space are free and open to the public, and new works go on view approximately every six weeks. Works of art are also for sale, with a portion of sales supporting Mercer Island Arts Council programs. 

Gallery Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 am-7 pm
Friday-Saturday, 8 am-5 pm

Current Featured Exhibit

Mercer Island Gallery: Group Exhibit, June 3-July 19, 2019
Group Show: Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, and Shawn Marie Johnson | June 3-July 19, 2019
FREE Artists Reception: Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8 pm

Meet three talented artists from the Puget Sound area in this joint exhibit. Explore nearly 50 photographs from artists Jan Viney and Annelle Hollingsworth in our featured gallery space, then venture to "Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery" to enjoy eclectic works by Shawn Marie Johnson.

Join us in celebrating the artists with a free reception on Thursday, June 6, featuring live music and light refreshments provided by the Mercer Island Arts Council. 

Upcoming Exhibits

Harmony of Color - 10th Anniversary Exhibit | July 22-September 6, 2019
FREE Artists Reception: Saturday, July 27, 12-3 pm
More details coming soon!

Kentaro Kojima, Sabah Alderhar, and Stephanie Hargrave | September 9-October 25, 2019
FREE Artists Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8 pm
More details coming soon!

Please note: Artists Reception dates and times are subject to change. Call 206-275-7609 to confirm.

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 Sarah Bluvas at to learn more about opportunities to display artwork.

LEGO Posters by IMS Art II Students
Artwork by IMS Art II Student

What Do Superheroes Look Like?
LEGO® Posters by IMS Art II Students
May 13-31, 2019
Downstairs @ The Mercer Island Gallery

Mercer Island Community & Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
FREE Opening Night Party: Monday, May 13, 5-6:30 pm
What do superheroes look like? How can we be superheroes? Another Community Arts Exhibit exploring these ideas is on display now at the Mercer Island Gallery! 

Islander Middle School students in Julie Biggs’s Art II classes designed personal superheroes inspired by the Salish artist Jeffrey Veregge and Ruth Carter, the Academy Award® winning costume designer of Black Panther. Students then collaborated in teams to combine their ideas into eleven culturally rich hero designs. They worked with local artist Alice Finch to transform their superhero ideas into LEGO® posters promoting diversity and social justice. Learn more about this dynamic project here.

Discover the superhero qualities in all of us as you view these colorful works of art. And make sure to join us as we celebrate the students and their work at a free opening party on Monday, May 13, 5-6:30 pm.

This Community Arts Exhibit is brought to you by Mercer Island Parks & Recreation and the Mercer Island Arts Council in collaboration with Julie Biggs and Alice Finch of Bippity Bricks. Special thanks to the Mercer Island Fine Arts Advisory Council for their support.

Exhibiting Artwork

The featured gallery calendar is currently full for 2019. To be considered for an exhibit in 2020 or 2021, please complete this application and return to Sarah Bluvas at


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