Students from Daniela Melgar’s drama class at Mercer Island High School perform holiday carols at the Chamber of Commerce’s December luncheon. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Students from Daniela Melgar’s drama class at Mercer Island High School perform holiday carols at the Chamber of Commerce’s December luncheon. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates the arts at holiday party with gift sale, carols

The Island business community ended 2017 with a celebration and collaborations with MIVAL, MIHS.

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arts at its December luncheon and holiday party with an art and gift sale and performances by student musicians and thespians on Dec. 7 at the Community and Event Center.

More than 15 artists from the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) sold goods for holiday gift giving, and jazz band and drama group members from Mercer Island High School performed classic holiday tunes and carols.

The MIHS Social Enterprise Group sold holiday ornaments through their company, Mercer Trade Inc., and will donate all proceeds to Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (YFS). YFS Director Cindy Goodwin also received a check for $1,000 of donations from the chamber’s Art Uncorked event, held in September.

Joseph Barker & Sons catered a special holiday menu, and Costco brought dessert for all.

See www.mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org for more on the chamber.

The meeting room in the Mercer Island Community and Event Center was lined with tables of handmade art pieces and gifts on Dec. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

The meeting room in the Mercer Island Community and Event Center was lined with tables of handmade art pieces and gifts on Dec. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

MIHS students dress in festive sweaters to perform for chamber members. Katie Metzger/staff photo

MIHS students dress in festive sweaters to perform for chamber members. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Students from the MIHS Social Enterprise Group sell holiday ornaments. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Students from the MIHS Social Enterprise Group sell holiday ornaments. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Student musicians perform for the chamber on Dec. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Student musicians perform for the chamber on Dec. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Chamber members applaud after the performance by MIHS drama students. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Chamber members applaud after the performance by MIHS drama students. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Costco provided a festive dessert for the chamber’s holiday party. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Costco provided a festive dessert for the chamber’s holiday party. Katie Metzger/staff photo

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