This page is updated regularly. See our Calendar for more events.

Sunrise, Sunset – Sept. 7 – Oct. 1

Sept. 2017 Gallery flyer - Sunrise, Sunset

Art UnCorked – Sept. 8th, 2017

Art UnCorked Mercer IslandArt UnCorked event is located in the Mercer Island Town Center – 78th Ave SE and Sunset Blvd.  Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Visual Arts League and Mercer Island businesses present an evening of  wine-tasting, art music and food in the Mercer Island Outdoor Sculpture Park.  Mercer Island has an engaging, ever changing, energetic community and September is the perfect time to celebrate Fall.  With our new event layout, it welcomes families to enjoy and explore Art Alley, Seattle food trucks and live music.

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce partners with Seattle Uncorked, City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Visual Arts League and MI Arts Council.

We hope everyone will join in for a celebration of food, wine, music and art. The event begins at 5 PM with the Meet the Winemaker cocktail hour. The general public entry will be from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Tickets for the wine tasting and more information about the event will be online at

For those who would like to volunteer to help with the set up of our MIVAL tent starting at 3:00 PM, please contact Mary McKelvey or Zeynep Alev.

If you are interested in having your own tent to sell your art, there is a one time fee of $50 for the tent which goes to our scholarship fund. If you would like to participate, the application and more information contact Art UnCorked co-chairs: Zeynep Alev or Mary McKelvey or

More information to follow

Feel the Burn – August 3 – Sept. 3, 2017

25% off all sales!

2017 Gallery Studio Sale

Horizon Lines – July 6 – 30, 2017

Horizon Lines - New show at MIVAL Gallery


Reflections – June 1 – July 2, 2017

Join us for First Thursday, at MIVAL gallery for the opening reception Thursday, June 1st, 5-8 pm, of Reflections a group show of members work. Refreshments will be served and artists will be present to answer questions about their work.June MIVAL Gallery flyer 2017

Summer Celebration July 8 – 9, 2017

Mercer Island’s Summer Celebration will be July 8th and 9th and MIVAL will again have a presence at the street fair. Our Tent show will be in the Wells Fargo driveway and along the street as in the past. All MIVAL members are invited to sell their work at this event. 

Information and registration is on our Call for Entries Page.Summer Celebration July 2017

MIVAL tent at Summer Celebration


43rd Annual Junior Art Show
June 29 – July 9, 2017

MIVAL 43rd Junior Art ShowMIVAL is excited to once again recognize our young, creative and emerging artists. Awards and prizes are generously donated by Wells Fargo, MIVAL, and the Mercer Island Community. This event is open to all students grades K through 12.

The Junior Art Show is held during Summer Celebration from June 29th – July 9th at the Mercer Island Wells Fargo Bank.


MIVAL Jr. – Lighthouse Gallery Youth Art Show:
April 29 – June 3, 2017

A Unique Art Exhibition Opportunity for Students 6th-12th Grade

MIVAL Jr, MIVAL’S new youth outreach program, is launching it’s first art show! After the success of its Holiday Art Show Workshop last December, MIVAL Jr. hopes to continue developing the local young art community with this month-long exhibition. Read more…


Art Explorers

We all benefit by sharing our ideas, experience, critique, and suggestions. We meet at 10:00 at the MIVAL Gallery at the Avellino Building, 2836 78th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. See the website’s Calendar page for updates on events. Please let us know if you plan to attend any of these events.

Remember to check your e-mail titled ART EXPLORERS, or call the MIVAL Gallery (206) 619-6276 for a list of what adventures we have planned. Hope to see you at one, some, or all of the monthly events. This is a great way to connect with fellow artists! Mark your calendars for the currently booked following outings:

April 19th – Olympic Sculpture Park (weather permitting) Lunch to be determined.

May 17th – Flower Power, outdoor adventure. Touring Bellevue Botanical Garden (weather permitting). Lunch to be determined.

June 16th – Edmonds Art Festival, Drive together and have lunch together.

July 28th – Bellevue Arts Fair, Drive together and have lunch together.

August 16thMarianne’s Garden, come paint and make a Botanical print. Pack a lunch.

September 20thBainbridge Island Museum of Art

October 18th – Joni’s glass studio, 2 sessions, First at 10 AM , Second at 11:30 (limited to 10 per session). Come blow your own pumpkin, $20 per person. Pack a lunch.

November 15th – Leslie West’s studio, work with hot wax! (limited to 20). Come and make your own encaustic art! $20 per person, pack a lunch.

December 6th – Seward Park Holiday Sale, lunch to be determined.

If you need a ride for any of the eventsplease contact:
Pat Howie   (206) 465-9395
or Joni Johnson