What is MICA?

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MICA stands for Mercer Island Center for the Arts, an organization working to build a performing and visual arts center on Mercer Island.  MICA is more than a building.  It is an organization that embodies a passion for the arts and seeks to provide a common point of contact for the many talents and artistic endeavors so prevalent in our community.

The MICA facility will be a cultural focal point on Mercer Island for residents and neighboring communities to enjoy, create, and celebrate excellence in the arts.  It will inspire generations of artists, audiences, and students through exceptional live performances, visual arts, special events, exhibitions, and unparalleled educational experiences and opportunities. 

Mercer Island Center for the Arts is a public charity formed by a group of Mercer Island residents. MICA's Board of Directors consists of 18 Mercer Island community leaders with a broad array of experience and expertise. MICA was incorporated as a Washington State nonprofit corporation on December 5, 2013 and was formally recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organization on September 8, 2014. This makes MICA a public charity, identical to organizations such as Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Symphony, both of which are nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status.