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Statement of Support

There is a great new opportunity for arts & culture for all…
September 8, 2018/by Keith
Arts Blog

Study Session | Sept. 17

All Mercer Islanders are invited to the upcoming study session…
September 5, 2018/by Keith
Arts Blog General

What’s Next – Q&A with Sharon Perez

Sharon Perez sits down with Arts Advocate, Keith Imper, to talk about what's been going on with MICA and what to look out for.
August 30, 2018/by Keith
Arts Blog

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
August 30, 2018/by Keith
Arts Blog General

Community Visioning … The Whole Community #2

We had another all-community visioning session on July 28 at…
August 2, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

MICA Board Member Interviews | Prady Misra

In the next few weeks, we will be interviewing many of our board…
July 25, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

MICA Board Member Interviews | Xixi Shakes

In the next few weeks, we will be interviewing many of our board…
July 19, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

MICA Board Member Interviews | Virl Hill

In the next few weeks, we will be interviewing many of our board…
July 19, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

MICA Board Member Interviews | John Gordon Hill

In the next few weeks, we will be interviewing many of our board…
July 19, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

Community Visioning … the Whole Community!

We believe in the power of the arts as a vehicle to teach us…
June 21, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog General

Community Visioning | Business Owners

Mercer Island business owners were the next group at a community…
June 21, 2018/by Paul Shoemaker
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Seniors

What: Input Session #4
Who: Seniors
Where: Mercer Island Community…
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Parents

Many parents came out to take part in the second input session. It was an amazing group with lots of thoughtful comments that will undoubtedly help MICA move forward.
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning | Students

Third in our installment of input sessions was the student group. These students made up a nice cross-section of the arts on Mercer Island: band, orchestra, YTN, drama, and visual art. But, also many of these students take part in sports and other outside organizations like the Boy Scouts.
May 31, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog News

Community Visioning Begins!

The first of our small input sessions began on Tuesday, May 15th. MICA is excited that so many arts groups and individual artists decided to take part in the session. These sessions are led and moderated by our partner Phinney Bischoff.
May 18, 2018/by Jeff
Arts Blog

Community Visioning Session

Throughout the months of May, June, and July MICA will be holding…
May 15, 2018/by Jeff
Press Release

A Journey of Discovery

Mercer Island Center for the Arts embarks on a journey to listen and discover what the MI community would like in a new space for the arts on the Island. Since MICA’s reintroduction on February 6th at the City Council meeting, they have been planning and preparing for the ensuing year.
May 8, 2018/by Jeff
MICA Moment

Teaching Artist, Dancer, and Island Native Naomi Glass

Keith Imper talks with Naomi Glass about her life as a dancer, instructor, and Mercer Islander. Naomi works as a teaching artist with Dance for PD®, allowing her to share the joy of dance with individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
April 29, 2018/by Jeff