MIVAL (Mercer Island Visual Arts League) is a 60-year-old non-profit volunteer artists group. In 2010 MIVAL Gallery opened in downtown Mercer Island. Our gallery is home for 40-50 local artists providing original art for sale. It is a gathering place for community members to experience creativity, take classes and support First Friday Art Walks. MIVAL sponsors a high school scholarship program, Junior MIVAL programs, a Junior Art Summer show, adult art exhibits, and art demonstrations. We help coordinate local art events including Art Uncorked, kids’ art activities at Music in the Park, and display art in local businesses.
COVID19 has has forced a cancellation of events and Gallery Closure for at least 3-6 months, while our rent and utilities cost continue. We are requesting funds to continue the upkeep of our Gallery space so that when this crisis is over we can continue to provide a home and support for creative experiences for adults and families on Mercer Island.