The Mercer Island Arts Council was established in 1985. Its mission is to nurture, promote, and support high-quality cultural arts activities for the community.
The goals of the Arts Council are:
- Advocate the arts, artists and arts organizations of Mercer Island.
- Stimulate community awareness and enjoyment of the fine arts.
- Promote community education, awareness and enjoyment of the arts.
- Support performing, visual and literary arts programs, projects and events.
Committees of the Arts Council, working with the support of Parks and Recreation staff, provide community activities such as art galleries, concerts and plays and literary events as well as support local artists with grants and acquire public art for the City.
Click here for an application to be a member of the Mercer Island Arts Council.
Eleven volunteer citizens comprise the board which is staffed by the Parks and Recreation Department. To find out more about these committees, contact the Chair (see below). Volunteers needed! Members are appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council. A City Council member serves as liaison to the group.
The Arts Council members should be able to commit an estimated eight hours of time each month to board activities. Members should possess a broad perspective on the arts, must be willing to facilitate an event that may require a relatively large time commitment for a short period.
Click here to see our current Arts Council Members
Mostly Music in the Park
Thursday, August 17, 2017Join us in Mercerdale Park in July and August for the Mercer Island Arts Council's annual summer concert series. Concerts feature various bands and artists from around the region performing a wide variety of music. Concerts are held on Thursdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Mercerdale Park in downtown Me... Read more...
Movies in the Park
Saturday, August 19, 2017Movies in the Park! - July 22 and August 19
Join us for another great year of movies in Mercerdale. FREE family movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen in Mercerdale Park. Participants should bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. Movies are cancelled during inclement weather, so pleas... Read more...
Mercer Island Women's Equality Day Celebration
Thursday, August 24, 2017Join us in Mercerdale Park at 7:00 pm on August 24 for the Mercer Island Women's Equality Day celebration before the last Mostly Music in the Park performance of the summer with Lemolo (Dream Pop Music) at 7:00 pm. The concert is free.
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