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Wood and Iron at the MERA Gallery

Meet the Artists at MERA February 5th: Timothy Booth, Steve Griffiths and Barry Russell: Wood and Iron The largest room at...

Music at MERA Winter/Spring Series

Stay turned to this page as we announce the performers for the Music at MERA 2023 Winter & Spring series. Double...

MERA Award of Excellence

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MERA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN FINE ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS.   About the...

2023 Winter Speakers Series

The Speakers Series returns with a diverse list of 6 talks with experts in their own fields. Cozy up at home....

Basics of Watercolour Painting with Cathy Blake

This series of 8 lessons with Cathy Blake will take place at MERA every Friday starting January 20, from 10am to...

MERA Christmas Fair – Saturday November 19

It’s that time of year again! The annual MERA Christmas Fair is back bringing you one-of-a-kind-treasures for the gift giving season. Join...

November Art from Perth Photographic Society

Meet the Artist at MERA: A bit of “Everything and Anything” in Perth Photographic Society’s November Exhibition The largest room at...

MERA's Mandate is:

To encourage, develop and organize arts, cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages in order to enhance the well-being, health and connectivity of the community.

We're committed to...

  • Facilitating and promoting activities and entertainment programs for adults and children which help bring this rural community together.
  • Providing a facility to learn and practice skills such as weaving, pottery, textile arts, visual arts and physical fitness.
  • Promoting greater access, awareness and understanding of the arts, crafts, music, and health.

MERA is a not for profit corporation incorporated by Letters Patent in the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity.

  • MERA is governed by a board of volunteer directors elected from amongst its members.
  • The schoolhouse building and property is owned and maintained as a community centre by the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands and is leased to MERA.

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