Art by Marilyn Charlat Dix will be featured at Barrels Wine Bar this month.

Art by Marilyn Charlat Dix will be featured at Barrels Wine Bar this month.

Mercer Island’s First Friday Art Walk is March 1

Four downtown galleries will be displaying exhibits and hosting events.

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 12:55pm
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Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts, Barrels Wine Bar, Suzanne Zahr’s SZ Gallery and the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) gallery will participate in Mercer Island’s First Friday art and wine walk on March 1.

Clarke and Clarke will feature two artists in two art walks — First Friday from 5-8 p.m. on March 1 and First Saturday from 1-5 p.m. on March 2 — with an opportunity to meet the artists, Noble Golden and Agnes Lee, at both openings. Clarke and Clarke is located at 7605 SE 27th St., Suite 105.

Barrels will be hosting art by Mercer Island resident Marilyn Charlat Dix for two months, starting on First Friday on March 1. Barrels is located at 7605 SE 27th St., Suite 107.

SZ Gallery’s February and March artist is Debra Van Tuinen. Her “Light Revealed” exhibit will show Feb. 1 through March 27, with art and wine receptions planned for March 1. The gallery is located at 2441 76th Ave. SE, Suite 160.

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) will also host a First Friday art opening on March 1. Its new exhibit, “Shades of Gray,” will be on view this month. The gallery is located at 2836 78th Ave. SE.

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