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.
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.
Harmony of Color - 10th Anniversary Exhibit
July 22-September 6, 2019 FREE Artists Reception: Saturday, July 27, 1-3 pm
Appreciate the peace and beauty of the world through the eyes of Harmony of Color in this exhibit. Formed in 2009, Harmony of Color started with a group of women who met every Saturday with a yearning to paint. Encouragement and collaboration during those weekly morning meetings allowed the artists to not only improve their skills but also gain confidence in their aesthetic sense. Today, the artists share their work in hopes of inspiring others to pause their busy schedules and reveal the hidden creativity in all of us.
Celebrate the artists and the organizationís tenth anniversary with a free reception on Saturday, July 27, featuring live music and refreshments provided by the Mercer Island Arts Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about opportunities to display artwork.
45th Annual MIVAL Junior Art Show - Best in Show July 20-August 23, 2019
Downstairs @ The Mercer Island Gallery
Each summer, the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) showcases young artists at the annual Junior Art Show held at Wells Fargo. Dozens of K-12 students submit diverse works, and MIVAL presents awards and cash prizes for best painting, drawing, photography, crafts, and ceramics.
In 2019, we're partnering with MIVAL to extend the opportunity to view the Junior Art Show with a special Best in Show exhibit! Head Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery, and view the winning 2D and 3D artwork created by these talented Mercer Island artists.