The Pacific Northwest has finally come out of the cloudy shadows. Along with the heat and sun comes an exciting summer for Mercer Island Center for the Arts. The MICA team always looks forward to connecting with the community during the many summer activities around the island.

Once again, MICA is a partner/non-profit sponsor for many of the eagerly awaited on-island events including Mercer Island Farmers Market, Summer Celebration, Art Uncorked, Mostly Music in the Park, and Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle’s performance in Luther Burbank Park.

MICA representatives made up of staff, board, and other community volunteers will be present to talk with you about arts on the island, Friends of MICA, and to answer any questions you have regarding Mercer Island Center for the Arts.

MICA booths at summer art events:
July 20 | Mostly Music in the Park
July 27 | Mostly Music in the Park
August 3 | Mostly Music in the Park
August 10 | Mostly Music in the Park
August 17 | Mostly Music in the Park
August 19 | Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle at Luther Burbank Park
August 20 | Mercer Island Farmers Market
August 24 | Mostly Music in the Park
September 8 | Art Uncorked
September 24 | Mercer Island Farmers Market – Sponsor of the Week

If you are a Friend of MICA, join us at the MICA office for a new summer event: MICA Happy Hour from 5-6pm before Mostly Music in the Park. Come out and meet other supporters of the arts on Mercer Island and the teams behind all our Mercer Island Master Artists. New Seasons Market will generously provide refreshments and wine will be poured by Coach House Cellars, made possible by Mike Donnelly of Bell-Anderson Insurance. Happy Hours at the MICA Office are located at 7710 SE 29th.

Featured Mercer Island Master Artists:
July 20 | Children’s Dance Conservatory/Island Youth Ballet
July 27 | Music Works Northwest
August 3 | Youth Theatre Northwest
August 17 | Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle
August 24 | Mercer Island Visual Arts League

Friends of MICA was created one year ago in response to many community members asking how they can show their support for MICA. This annual support group invites everyone from students to seniors to participate in creating a vibrant art center for the Mercer Island community.

To become a Friend of MICA visit www.MercerIslandArts.org/Friends or call Keith at the MICA office at 206-715-7671.

Mercer Island Center for the Arts is a nonprofit community venture, working closely with the city, resident arts organizations, and individual community members to create the future Center for the Arts on Mercer Island. MICA has created several resources to provide detailed information and updates on the conception and planning for the Center for the Arts. Information on frequently asked questions is at MercerIslandArts.org/FAQ or visit the MICA office at 7710 SE 29th St. Questions can also be emailed to askMICA@MercerIslandArts.org

Don’t forget to visit the MICA Arts Calendar to receive up-to-date information about arts events happening on the island http://calendar.mercerislandarts.org/.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the summer.

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