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.
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
Classics on Film
Friday, March 22, 2019
Just as every game of chess is full of possibilities and every match is unique, this quintessential game of concentration and strategy inspired many different types of movies. The 2018-19 Classics on Film series, sponsored by the Arts Council, celebrates the amazing variety of chess-... Read more...
Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019Join 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...
Community Arts Exhibit: LEGO Posters by IMS Art II Students
Monday, March 25, 2019What Do Superheroes Look Like?
LEGO® Posters by IMS Art II Students
March 7-25, 2019 | Downstairs @ The Mercer Island Gallery
Mercer Island Community & Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
FREE Opening Party: Thursday, March 7, 5-6:30 pm
Details about gallery hours ... Read more...
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