Entries by Keith

Next Steps for MICA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 FOR MORE INFORMATION Paul Shoemaker Executive Director shoe@mercerislandarts.org Next Steps for MICA On Monday September 17, MICA engaged with the Mercer Island City Council in a Study Session to discuss what was learned from the Community Visioning Dialogue and plans for a community arts center moving forward. Throughout the […]


A Community Opportunity

Since the start of 2018, we have had many encouraging events, meetings, and gatherings, but Monday evening (October 22) was something special. That night, I truly felt MICA could happen. If you weren’t able to attend, the top five Tully’s developers presented their proposals to the community as well as took questions. All five have […]

Visioning Report Snapshot: Concerns

In our second Community Visioning Report snapshot we look at the ‘Concerns’ that Islanders have for a new space for the arts. MICA has been a hot-button topic for years. Though there is overwhelming support for the project, we want to manage our neighbors concerns, head-on. We are proactively dealing with each as we look […]


Visioning Report Snapshot

The 2018 Community Visioning Dialogue was an important journey for MICA. We set out to rediscover the Island’s interest for a dedicated place for the arts. With the help of Phinney Bischoff and a dedicated board we asked questions to a broad cross-section of the MI community in a variety of different settings. Over the […]

Statement of Support

There is a great new opportunity for arts & culture for all generations on Mercer Island! Let your neighbors and the MI City Council know you support MICA & YTN at the Tully’s location and lend your name to the Statement of Support. *Please sign by September 17th in time for the City Council & […]

Study Session | Sept. 17

All Mercer Islanders are invited to the upcoming study session with the Mercer Island City Council and MICA. Lots of information from MICA’s community listening sessions and next steps for MICA will be discussed with the City Council. Please join us, bring a friend, and make a public comment. When: Monday September 17, 2018 Where: Council Chambers What: […]

Letter to the MI City Council

We want to convey our strong and clear intent to be a key part of the City’s proposed mixed-use development at the Tully’s site. We believe the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) can uniquely and powerfully fulfill the community benefits in the RFQ by