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
Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, April 20, 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 Open House #2: Aubrey Davis Master Plan
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The City's Parks and Recreation Department is leading a master planning process in partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to establish a shared community vision for the future of Aubrey Davis Park.
The 2nd in-person Open House i... Read more...
The Bayeux Tapestry: History in Stitches
Tuesday, April 30, 2019The Bayeux Tapestry: History in Stitches
Tuesday, April 30 | 7 pm | Mercer Island Community & Event Center | $15
Tickets at mercerislandsistercity.org/events, or mail a check to MISCA c/o Jane Brahm, 7420 N. Mercer Way.
Equal parts artistic masterpiece and invaluable historic... Read more...
View All Calendar Events...