Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) PO Box 134, Mercer Island, WA98040 The Mercer Island Visual Arts League is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local artists and art…More education. The founding members of the Mercer Island Summer Celebration, MIVAL holds several shows a year including the popular Junior Arts Show and the Holiday Arts Show at the Community Center at Mercer View. MIVAL volunteers also staff the organization's full-time art gallery in downtown Mercer Island. The membership is a collection of local emerging artists, enthusiasts and professionals.
Mercer Island Martial Arts 2630 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Mercer Island Martial Arts, Islander-owned and -operated, has been offering a variety of martial arts instruction since…More 1997. Black-belt master instructors MeLisa Turcott Strongheart and Krista Wells also hold degrees in psychology, enabling them to incorporate positive psychology and recreation therapy into a mix of traditional and modern martial arts. The school offers a variety of classes for preschool-age children to adult, women's self-defense, anti-bullying, special needs and anger management.
The Mercer Island Arts Council (MIAC) is a City Council-appointed board of citizens whose mission is to advise the…More city on investing in local culture and promoting the arts.
The MIAC is composed of 11 voluunteer members, each appointed to four-year terms. The Arts Council supports many high-visibility events and displays, including the I-90 Sculpture Garden, the Community Center Art Gallery and Mostly Music in the Park programming.
The MIAC meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Community Center at Mercer View.
MIVAL Art Gallery 2836 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 The gallery is the Mercer Island Visual Art League's permanent display of all…More works created by participating members and available for purchase. On any given day a variety of Mercer Island and Puget Sound artists show oil and acrylic paintings, unique hand-dyed sashes and jewelry made from century-old trade beads, semi-precious stones and Hill Tribe silver. Exhibits change monthly based on a theme and artists are subject to change semi-annually. The gallery also supports adult and children's art workshops at various local venues, and offers scholarships to local students interested in furthering their arts education.