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2040 84th Ave SE
98040
Mercer Island, WA
Contact: Sarah Bluvas, Arts & Culture Coordinator
Email: sarah.bluvas@merce. . .
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Arts Council

 
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Join us for Art on the Water, an exciting new arts event!

The Mercer Island Arts Council is pleased to present Art on the Water, a new arts event celebrating sustainability and nature through the arts on Friday, March 27. Meet us at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for an evening of fly-fishing inspired poetry and spoken word, nature-themed photography, beer tastings, silent auction, and more. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.
 


Perform at the 2020 Mostly Music in the Park concert series!

Our annual series of live music, arts activities, and family fun in Mercerdale Park returns this summer for the 34th year. Find more details about how to perform at this season here.


About the 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.

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
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Friday Night Films: Le concert
Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday Night Films, the Mercer Island Arts Council's film series, returns with a new name and a fresh look to celebrate the 15th year of FREE movies on Mercer Island! Discover the Art of Film through a dozen movies about visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more. From musicals to documentaries...  Read more... 
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Friday Night Films: Immortal Beloved
Friday, March 06, 2020
Friday Night Films, the Mercer Island Arts Council's film series, returns with a new name and a fresh look to celebrate the 15th year of FREE movies on Mercer Island! Discover the Art of Film through a dozen movies about visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more. From musicals to documentaries...  Read more... 
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Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, March 07, 2020
Each year, Mercer Island citizens donate hundreds of hours of their time to maintain the community's parks and open spaces: picking up litter, planting trees, cutting down ivy, mulching, or repairing trails. Many people are interested in preserving the forested character of the island, and we h...  Read more... 
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