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Listen to Your Neighbors: Mercer Island’s Best Podcasts

In July, the New York Times named an original podcast episode by Mercer Island High School student Hayley Nguyen one of 10 winners in the student category of its annual […]

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Discover Outdoor Art on Mercer Island

Artists see beauty in everything. Andy Warhol said that he saw art in everything. But even to the untrained eye, art hides around every corner and in plain sight on […]

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Mercer Island Summer Fun Guide 2022

The summer season is officially here and exciting summer events on Mercer Island have just begun! From the Sunday Farmers Market to Shakespeare in the Park, every week on the […]

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Every Mind is Musical at this Mercer Island Music Studio

A grand piano sits under a window overlooking a wooded glen at Connie Wible’s Mercer Island home, and a harp sits amid the overstuffed furniture, but many of her young […]

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A Guide to Mercer Island’s Art Galleries 

Mercer Island’s art scene offers a platter of world-class art from both local and international artists, with its own storied institutions and exciting newcomers that thrive thanks to an active […]

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MIVAL presents the 12th annual Treasures in Miniature Show

The Treasures in Miniature Show is one of the most popular shows hosted by the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL), and you won’t want to miss this year’s exhibition […]

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Mercer Island author Taylor Adams’ movie debut

On a perilous eastward journey over mountain passes, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a blizzard. She’s forced to ride out the storm at a remote rest stop along […]

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Step inside the Mercer Island Library

With state-of-the-art equipment, a teen lounge, and renowned art and sculptures, the 75-year-old Mercer Island Library buzzes with energy, including in the children’s den, where parents, caregivers, and wide-eyed preschoolers […]

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Mercer Island Teen Helps Peers Cope With Pandemic Through Art

The first weekend of the pandemic shutdown brought tough news for Mercer Island high schooler Sophia Chew. Just as her school and personal life made the sudden transition from in-person […]

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Submissions due Nov. 21st for PTA Reflections Art Contest

National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to […]

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MI Arts Council seeks your input for future arts programming on Mercer Island

The Mercer Island Arts Council is evaluating current programming and initiatives and wants to hear from the community through a brief survey. With limited resources, they want to make sure […]

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MISD Fine Arts Showcase to take place March 26th & 27th

The Fine Arts Showcase annual fundraiser will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26th and March 27th, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the Mercer Island High School. This widely […]

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2018-2019 PTA Reflections Art Competition Winners and Local Exhibitions

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The program provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through […]

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Japanese Taiko drummers to perform with Mercer Island High School percussionists

An exciting performance is in store for the Mercer Island community. “CHIKIRI,” featuring Ringtaro, Asako and Sohshun Tateishi, will perform Japanese Taiko drumming at the Mercer Island High School’s Performing Arts […]

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You’re Invited! “Live Out Loud” Gala Fundraiser supporting Youth Theatre Northwest

Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) cordially invites all Mercer Island community members to attend its annual “Live Out Loud” Gala Fundraiser on March 9th, 2019. For nearly 35 years, YTN has […]

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Application period open for Mercer Island Sister City Student Exchange Program in France

The Mercer Island Sister City Association is currently accepting applications from Mercer Island High School students, in grades 9 through 11, who are interested in participating in a 10-day exchange […]

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Meet the Artists behind the Mural this Thursday

The community is invited to join the Mercer Island Arts Council and the Mercer Island Parks & Recreation department for the “unveiling” of the new mural Darwin’s Dream, based on […]

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MICA releases Community Visioning Report + Upcoming Report Session

Through small group conversations, large and dynamic visioning sessions, and an island-wide survey, the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) gathered the community’s ideas, concerns, and aspirations in regard […]

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Caruccio's kicks off Food & Film Nights this Thursday

Caruccio’s debuts its new Food & Film Night series this Thursday with a showing of “Life is Beautiful.”  This event series will take place on Thursdays from 5 to 9 […]

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Art UnCorked returns tomorrow – September 7th – for a fun evening of art, wine, food, and music

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Art UnCorked returns for a fun night of art, wine, food, and music – tomorrow – Friday, September 7th from 6 to […]

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