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.
ideaX: Code and Create with Ozobot Evo
Saturday, October 19 | 10 am-12 pm | Mercer Island Library | FREE | Find more information here.
Evo is an award-winning coding robot for the next generation of creators. Drop by and play and code in two ways – connected or screen-free with markers and paper. Teach the bot new tricks, and make infinite STEAM creations!
The Gifts of The Artist's Way
Saturday, November 2 | 11 am-12:30 pm | Mercer Island Library
FREE | Find more information here.
Tap into your creative side with Julia Cameron, author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way. Cameron uses 3 basic tools for students to enhance their lives and their creativity:
Morning pages (writing 3 pages longhand of stream of consciousness writing in the morning)
Artist's dates (a weekly SOLO fun date)
Completing creativity exercises at the back of each book chapter
In this interactive presentation, explore some of Cameron's key tools and start applying them to your life. Participants will also get their creative hands busy with exercises from The Artist's Way. Students of Cameron's teachings report that they more fully and genuinely know themselves; discover or rediscover their gifts and talents; and bring more fun and joy to their lives.
To quote Cameron, "In order to retrieve your creativity, you need to find it." The book's lessons and this presentation will inspire you to do just that!
Dreaming in American: Tales of Jewish Immigration
Sunday, November 24 | 2-3:30 pm | Mercer Island Library | FREE
Find more information here. Presented by Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre
Local professional actors and musicians perform three stories by renowned Jewish novelists: Sholem Asch, Bernard Malamud, and Anzia Yezierska. Using music and spoken word, this 90-minute production explores the Jewish immigration and assimilation experience of the last century, depicting dreams lost, found, and transformed in circumstances that still resonate among immigrant populations today.
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.