News & Events

Joan Carrigan Basketry Workshops Postponed

Please note that the two workshops described below with Joan Carrigan have been postponed to May 2020. The Lene...

Arts Circle June Exhibition

The members of the MERA Arts Circle will be holding a vernissage of their recent paintings at the MERA...

New Venue for June 28 Triple Bill Concert

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

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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