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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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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


Calendar Events
Mercer Island Gallery: Harmony of Color
Friday, September 06, 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... 
Arts Council Regular Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Mercer Island Arts Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center (8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040), unless otherwise posted. The Arts Council collaborates with Mercer Island Parks & Recrea...  Read more... 
Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan Open House #3
Monday, September 23, 2019
Join us for the 3rd Open House for the Aubrey Davis Master Plan. This open house will present the draft plan for public discussion, and will provide an opportunity for public input prior to presenting the plan to City Council. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD 6PM - 8PM MERCER ISLAND COMMUNITY & EVENT ...  Read more... 
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