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Call for Artists: Mercer Island Street Banner Design Competition

The Mercer Island Arts Council and the City of Mercer Island are inviting artists and graphic designers to participate in a design competition of street banners to replace the existing banners […]

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April's First Friday Art Walk: New exhibit at Clarke & Clarke and SZ Gallery's Two-Year Anniversary Party

April’s First Friday Art Walk will be featuring two special events. Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts is having an opening reception for their newest exhibit, “A Feminine Touch: Innovative […]

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Q&A with new MICA Executive Director Paul Shoemaker

The Mercer Island Center for the Arts has been in the works since 2013. It began as the Mercer Island Performing Arts Center (MIPAC), envisioned as a year-round venue for theatre, […]

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Mercer Island Summer Camp Guide 2018

The 2018 My MI guide to summer camps is here! While the warm, sunny days of summer may seem far away, the time for summer-camp registration is already upon us. […]

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Mercer Island Art UnCorked returns on September 8th

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual Art UnCorked returns for a fun night of art, wine, food, and music on September 8th from 5 – 9 pm! Each […]

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Cyclemates sculpture unveiling on Sunday, August 13th

The community is invited to the unveiling of Mercer Island’s newest piece of public art, the Cyclemates’ bike sculpture, at an outdoor reception along Sunset Highway from 1 to 3 […]

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My MI Guide to Mercer Island's 2017 Summer Celebration!

It’s the festival we’ve all been waiting for – Mercer Island’s 27th annual Summer Celebration! Summer Celebration is Mercer Island’s annual community festival, drawing 20,000 to 30,000 people to the […]

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MIVAL's 43rd Annual Junior Art Show to take place during Summer Celebration

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) has recently announced their 43rd Annual Junior Art Show at the Mercer Island Wells Fargo Bank during Summer Celebration, Mercer Island’s summer festival, […]

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Mercer Island 'Tuesday Knitter' shares knitting passion with new Knitting for Kids! class

Every Tuesday, a group of Mercer Island women gather to knit together. You may have bumped into the “Tuesday Knitters.” They meet weekly at the Starbucks located on the south end […]

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Island Youth Ballet presents 'Excerpts from Cinderella' on June 10th & 11th

This weekend, Island Youth Ballet will present Excerpts from Cinderella, continuing an Island tradition with a springtime ballet full of hope and magic. The performances will take place on Saturday, June 10th, […]

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MICA releases 2016 Annual Report; introduces Students for MICA

Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) has recently published their 2016 Annual Report, which was mailed to every Mercer Island household, according to a recent press release. The non-profit’s […]

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Little Free Libraries on Mercer Island

Reading has been a favorite past-time of mine since I was a kid. To this day, I still find comfort in the magic of a good story. What I love […]

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Caruccio’s, a culinary event center, to open August 2017 on Mercer Island

As Julia Child famously said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Lisa Caruccio fits perfectly into that “best people” category, and even better, she is sharing […]

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April Art Walk: SZ Gallery's One-Year Celebration, new Mercer SOURCES gallery & more!

Get ready for another exciting evening of art appreciation and celebration on Mercer Island. On Thursday, April 6th, three downtown galleries will participate in Mercer Island’s First Thursday Art Walk + Wine […]

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MICA takes next step toward lease approval

The Mercer Island Center for the Arts continues to make progress toward building an arts center on Mercer Island. On January 18th, MICA completed and submitted the “Responses to Citizens’ Questions […]

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MIVAL launches new program for young, aspiring artists

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) has just launched a new program for young, aspiring artists. The new program, MIVAL Junior, supports, mentors, and empowers young artists in Kindergarten through […]

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Celebrate Mosaic Murals at Luther Burbank Open House on October 2nd

The City of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation invite you to the Luther Burbank Open House, a community event, on Sunday, October 2nd from […]

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Seattle Artist José Orantes' "Birds in Flight" Gallery debuts this week on Mercer Island

Inspired by his recent experience working with Mercer Island students in grade 3 through 8, José Orantes will debut his “Birds in Flight” exhibition at the Mercer Island Community & Event […]

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Mercer Island Art Uncorked to return September 9th

Art, wine, music and fun will fill the streets of Mercer Island for the third annual Art Uncorked event on Friday, September 9th, from 6 to 9 pm. Organized by the […]

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Nancy Stewart named Mercer Island Citizen of the Year

The City Council began recognizing outstanding efforts of citizens in 1990 and has continued this tradition for more than 20 years. Honorees are individuals or entities whose achievements may have […]

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