Mercer Island’s First Thursday art walk is May 4 | Business briefs

Enjoy art and wine downtown Thursday

For the May First Thursday art and wine walk on Mercer Island, SZ Gallery will feature artist Deborah Kapoor’s “Into the Pink.” The event will be from 5-8 p.m. on May 4.

“Using found objects from the domestic and natural world, Kapoor creates pink vignettes that reclaim and revel in feminine matter,” according to an email from Suzanne Zahr Art and Architecture.

The event is sponsored by Bell-Anderson, with tastings provided by The Islander.

Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts will be open by appointment only from May 1-12, and not be open for the Mercer Island First Thursday art walk. The gallery will be holding a special opening at the end of the month.

Learn about social media marketing at Chamber lunch

Learn best practices for engaging with customers through social media marketing at the May Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which will be at noon on May 4 at the Community and Event Center.

Social media marketing expert Blake Messer will teach best practices for success on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.

To register, visit, call the Chamber at 206-232-3404 or email

R.W. Thorpe and Associates moves

As of May 1, the office of R.W. Thorpe and Associates had moved from Town Center to 5800 W. Mercer Way.

“Even though our location is changing, our other information is not,” according to an email from the company. “You can reach us at 206-547-1412 and find further contact information for all staff members there. In addition, our email addresses are a great way to get in touch. We will continue to provide the same great service.”

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