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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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Mostly Music and Shakespeare in the Park return July 11!

Join us for another season of performing arts in the park with these two Island favorites. Meet us at Mercerdale Park on Thursdays for Mostly Music in the Park, where you'll find a lively mix of music and activities for the whole family. Or find a spot at the Luther Burbank amphitheater, and watch two of Shakespeare's most iconic plays come to life - Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.

Both series are free and great for Islanders of all ages. Visit our Mostly Music in the Park and Shakespeare in the Park pages for concert lineups, play descriptions, sponsor details, and more.


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

 



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Shakespeare in the Park
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Join the Mercer Island Arts Council, Mercer Island Parks & Recreation, and Seattle Shakespeare Company for productions of two of Shakespeare's most recognizable plays – Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. Find a spot in our open-seating amphitheater at Luther Burbank Park, an...  Read more... 
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Mercer Island Gallery: Harmony of Color
Monday, July 22, 2019
Harmony of Color 10th Anniversary Exhibit | July 22-September 6, 2019 Artists Reception: Saturday, July 27, 12-3 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 ...  Read more... 
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Mostly Music in the Park: Jessica Lynne
Thursday, July 25, 2019
The Mercer Island Arts Council’s summer concert series brings an eclectic mix of musical talents to Mercerdale Park each year. Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic, and meet us in the park for FREE performances every Thursday, July 11-August 15. This year we’re partnering with local or...  Read more... 
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