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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

Northwest Artists in Action at the Mercer Island Gallery
Pines Pass by Celine Yong

Northwest Artists in Action Guild | January 7-February 22, 2019
Artists' Reception: Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8 pm
View works by the Northwest Artists in Action Guild, a group of seven artists specializing in fine art media such as oil painting, watercolor, and pastel. NWAIA enjoys creating and displaying art on-site, which allows viewers to see and discuss the artistic process in real time. Learn more about the group on Facebook or their website.

And don't miss the artists "in action" during two pop-up demonstrations at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center.

Free Artist Demonstrations

  • Saturday, January 26, 11 am-3 pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 11 am-3 pm

Upcoming Exhibits

MI in Focus - Artwork by Ron Reeder
Faded Roses by
Ron Reeder

MI in Focus | February 25-April 12, 2019
Artists' Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6:30-8 pm
Nine photographers from Mercer Island joined together for this group exhibit. Each brings a unique style and visual eye to his or her work, capturing a range of subjects, from wildlife to nightscapes, and printing on diverse materials such as canvas and metal. Enjoy their individual perspectives as you explore this show.

Seattle Co~Arts | April 15-May 31, 2019
Artists' Reception: Sunday, April 28, 2-4 pm
More details coming soon!

Group Show: Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, and Shawn Marie Johnson | June 3-July 19, 2019
Artists' Reception: Thursday, June 6, 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
March 7-25, 2019
Downstairs @ The Mercer Island Gallery

Mercer Island Community & Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
FREE Opening Night Party: Thursday, March 7, 5-6:30 pm
What makes a superhero super? How do you tell superheroes apart from everyone else? Consider these ideas as you explore this new Community Arts Exhibit! Local artist Alice Finch worked with Islander Middle School students in Julie Biggs’s Art II classes to craft these culturally representative superhero LEGO® posters. 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 night party on Thursday, March 7.

This Community Arts Exhibit is brought to you by Mercer Island Parks & Recreation and the Mercer Island Arts Council in collaboration with Julie Biggs at Mercer Island School District and Alice Finch of Bippity Bricks

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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