Mercer Island

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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ARTS & CULTURE Established in 1985, the Mercer Island Arts Council nurtures, promotes, and implements high quality arts and culture activities for the community The Arts Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. The public is encouraged to attend! Arts Council Programs • Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpure Gallery • Mostly Music in the Park • Shakespeare in the Park • Mercer Island Gallery • Public Art • Friday Night Film Series (formerly Classics on Film) Visit for information about the Arts Council and more details about programs listed in this publication. Mercer Island Gallery Stop by the Mercer Island Community & Event Center at 8236 SE 24th Street to view works by regional visual artists on display at the Mercer Island Gallery. Exhibits at this indoor space are free and open to the public, and new works go on view approximately every six weeks. Works of art are also for sale, with a portion of sales supporting Arts Council programs. Visit to learn more about the upcoming exhibits listed below. Upcoming Exhibits Harmony of Color – 10th Anniversary Exhibit On View: Jul 22 - Sep 6 Kentaro Kojima, Sabah Alderhar, and Stephanie Hargrave On View: Sep 9 - Oct 25 Artists Reception: Thur, Sept 12, 6:30 - 8 pm Annual MIVAL Holiday Show On View: Oct 28 - Dec 13 Artists Reception: Thur, Oct 31, 6:30 - 8 pm Reception dates subject to change. Call (206) 275-7609 to confirm. Downstairs @ the Mercer Island Gallery The Arts Council occasionally has gallery space available downstairs at the Community Center and is interested in working with community artists and organizations to mount exhibits. Contact Sarah Bluvas at to learn more about opportunities to display artwork. Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Located along the I-90 corridor on Sunset Highway between 77th Ave SE and 80th Ave SE, the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery both enhances the Town Center landscape and enriches Mercer Island's sense of community by bringing art to the public. Greta Hackett, a long-time Mercer Island resident, volunteer, and activist, spearheaded the idea for the sculpture gallery, which opened in 1995 and was renamed in her honor in 2017 on the 20th anniversary of her passing. Today the gallery features both works in the City's public art collection and sculptures available for sale. Learn more about the outdoor sculpture gallery at outdoorgallery. 40 Fall 2019/Winter 2020

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