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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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Arts Council

Mercer Island Arts Council


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 gallery exhibits, outdoor concerts and plays, and literary events. The Arts Council also works with the Parks and Recreation department to steward the City's public art collection.

Click here for an application to be a member of the Mercer Island Arts Council. 

Member Info

Nine volunteer citizens comprise the board, which is staffed by the Parks and Recreation Department. 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 and 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


Calendar Events
Community Arts Exhibit: LEGO Posters by IMS Art II Students
Friday, May 31, 2019
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 Party: Monday, May 13, 5-6:30 pm Details about gallery hours at w...  Read more... 
Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Join us to volunteer in the forest today! Mercer Island Parks and Recreation works with professional contractors, non-profit partners Mountains to Sound Greenway and EarthCorps, and community volunteers like you to care for the City’s forested parks and open spaces. Throughout the year, we remove...  Read more... 
Mercer Island Gallery: Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, & Shawn Marie Johnson
Monday, June 03, 2019
Group Show: Jan Viney, Annelle Hollingsworth, and Shawn Marie Johnson | June 3-July 19, 2019 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&n...  Read more... 
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