A crowd gathers in the sculpture garden in Mercer Island’s Town Center for the annual Art Uncorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

A crowd gathers in the sculpture garden in Mercer Island’s Town Center for the annual Art Uncorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Islanders enjoy wine, music and more at Art Uncorked

One of Mercer Island’s signature events returned for its fifth year on Sept. 7.

Mercer Island’s Art Uncorked, returning for its fifth year on Sept. 7, was bigger and better than ever, despite the intermittent rain. The event features wineries, cideries and breweries pouring samples of their products, along with musicians, artists and eateries adding to the festivities.

Per tradition, a portion of the night’s proceeds will go toward the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) and Mercer Island High School scholarships.

“The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is excited to play a major role in presenting this event each year, along with the city of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Visual Arts League and the Mercer Island Arts Council and our very important business sponsors,” chamber board president Ralph Swanson said last year. “Additionally, we couldn’t remotely make this event happen without our wonderful hardworking volunteers.”

For more, see www.mercerislandartuncorked.com.

Art Uncorked patrons try samples of local wines. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Art Uncorked patrons try samples of local wines. Katie Metzger/staff photo

La Fonda, a lyrically driven, indie dream pop band defined by two sisters, singer-songwriters Veronica and Valerie Topacio, performs at Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

La Fonda, a lyrically driven, indie dream pop band defined by two sisters, singer-songwriters Veronica and Valerie Topacio, performs at Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Island Books owner Laurie Raisys talks to customers at Art Uncorked on Sept. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Island Books owner Laurie Raisys talks to customers at Art Uncorked on Sept. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Glass artists feature their work at Art Uncorked on Mercer Island. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Glass artists feature their work at Art Uncorked on Mercer Island. Katie Metzger/staff photo

The MIHS jazz band welcomes community members through the main entrance of Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

The MIHS jazz band welcomes community members through the main entrance of Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Ralph Swanson, board president of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, enjoys some Island Treats at Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Ralph Swanson, board president of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, enjoys some Island Treats at Art Uncorked. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Local artists and winemakers display their fare at Art Uncorked on Sept. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Local artists and winemakers display their fare at Art Uncorked on Sept. 7. Katie Metzger/staff photo

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