News & Events

4 Basketry Workshops – August 24-27

A unique event co-sponsored by the Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum and MERA brings respected instructors Lene Ramsmussen and Joan...

Triple Bill Benefit Concert – June 28

MERA is kicking off summer with a bang 7:00 pm Friday June 28 with a triple bill evening concert...

Life Connections – May 3-30

A collection of new works by Gloria Lee-Shoebridge and Lara Kelly titled “Life Connections” will be on display 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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