Call for Entries: First MIVAL Jr. Art Show

April 10, 2017 | by Erin Sirianni

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Following the success of its inaugural Holiday Art Workshop last December, MIVAL Jr. is now planning its first art show, a month-long exhibition at Mercer Island’s Covenant Shores’ Lighthouse Gallery. The organization is now accepting submissions from young artists in Grades 6 through 12.

Organized and inspired by Brandon Hill, Mercer Island High School sophomore, MIVAL Jr. is a Mercer Island Visual Arts League program that supports, mentors and empowers young artists (grades K – 12) to initiate art events, create art, network, and participate in art-related activities.  MIVAL Jr.’s holiday workshop brought together dozens of MIVAL members, MIHS students and young artists to produce a wide variety of festive art for the season.

The Lighthouse Gallery Youth Art Show will take place April 29th through June 3rd at Covenant Shores Lighthouse Gallery, 9150 Fortuna Drive, Mercer Island.

“I am so excited about MIVAL Jr’s first exhibit,” Hill said.  “We are creating unique opportunities for young artists to display their works and broaden their community exposure. It’s great for everyone involved.”

Registration for the Lighthouse Gallery Youth Art Show is open now at, but gallery space is limited! For more information, visit