Mercer Island

Spring / Summer 2018

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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The mission of the Mercer Island Arts Council is to nurture, promote, and implement high quality arts and cultural activities for the enrichment of the community of Mercer Island. The Mercer Island Arts Council was established in 1985. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The public is encouraged to attend! Arts Council Programs • Classics on Film & Other Literary Events • Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpure Park • Mostly Music in the Park • Shakespeare in the Park • Indoor Art Gallery • Meet the Author • Public Art Additions Visit for information on the Arts Council and upcoming programs. On this site you will find more details on all of the Arts Council events listed in this Recreation Guide. Mercer Island Artist Directory Historically, Mercer Island has been home to a large community of talented visual and performing artists and their supporters. In keeping with this tradition, the Mercer Island Arts Council, with the help of other local arts organizations, is developing an online directory of Mercer Island Artists. The directory will increase the visibility of Mercer Island artists by providing potential clients with a tool to research the services provided by local visual and performing artists. The directory can be viewed at The directory is divided into the following categories: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Art Resources and Organizations, Wearable Art, Literary Art, and Galleries. Directory Submissions: If you are interested in being included in the directory please complete an online form at Contact information such as your email, a link to your website, a brief description of your work as well as a sample photographs may be included at your discretion. GALLERIES Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery The Greta Hackett Sculpture Gallery is located between 77th Ave SE and 80th Ave SE at Aubrey Davis Park. Many of the sculptures are available for sale. For more information on purchasing a sculpture or to have your sculpture added to the gallery, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 206-275-7609. Indoor Art Gallery The Indoor Art Gallery displays beautiful paintings and art work of regional visual artists at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center located at 8236 SE 24th Street on Mercer Island. The Indoor Gallery is open to the public free of charge and the exhibits are updated approximately every six weeks. The artwork is for sale with a percentage of the sales going to support arts and cultural programming of the Mercer Island Arts Council. Upcoming Exhibits Viva Cuba! Dates: Feb 26 - Apr 13 Artists' Reception: Thu, Mar 1, 6:30pm - 8pm* NW Watercolor Society Dates: Apr 16 - Jun 1 Artists' Reception: Thr, Apr 19, 6:30pm - 8pm* Brain Injury Alliance of WA Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 20 Artists' Reception: Thr, Jun 14, 5:30pm - 7pm* Puget Sound Sumi Artists Dates: Jul 23 - Sep 7 Artists' Reception: Thr, Jul 26, 6:30pm - 8pm* *Artists' Reception dates are subject to change. Please call 206-275-7609 to confirm. Love Art? Want To Volunteer In Your Community? The Mercer Island Arts Council offers opportunities to be involved in the indoor and outdoor art galleries, Mostly Music in the Park concerts, Literary events, and public art. Interested community members can volunteer online at 8 Spring/Summer 2018 ARTS COUNCIL

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