The Mercer Island Center for the Arts The Mercer Island Center for the Arts is moving right along. Plans are to be open in 2017. Louise Kincaid will be our first Executive Director. She brings 25 years of experience in performing arts and nonprofit fundraising, most recently with Village Theatre as Director of Development in Issaquah/Everett. She will be an integral part of this exciting new community undertaking to build a performing arts center that will be a cultural focal point on Mercer Island.