Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Art UnCorked event postponed; new date September 2021

This year would have marked the seventh iteration of the big end-of-summer event.

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce confirmed in a press release Thursday (July 2) that it was postponing its seventh annual Art UnCorked event due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns.

The gathering was scheduled for Sept. 11.

“We know this has been an extremely trying time for our entire community, and it goes without saying that we were very excited to gather in our beautiful outdoor space on Mercer Island to celebrate the end of the summer and the coming of fall,” the chamber’s executive director Laurie Givan said in the release.

Givan said that she and chamber members had hoped King County would move into Phase 4 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s gradual approach to reopening the state amid COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns by the time the event was to take place. But after consulting with the event’s key contributors, the organization decided it best to postpone, Givan said.

Art UnCorked will now be happening Sept. 10, 2021.

Givan characterized the now-postponed event as being on track to be the chamber’s “most successful community-wide art, wine and music event.” The program was to be hosted in the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery at the Mercer Island Town Center.

“We hope during the coming months, as we begin to reopen, you visit Town Center and our parks, and you enjoy the beauty of our island and what it has to offer,” Givan said in the release.

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