MESA ARTS CENTER
The Mesa Arts Center is truly a world-class arts facility. With 100's of performances, almost 1,000 performing and visual arts classes offered, over 15 exhibitions in the contemporary art museum and so much more each year going on, there is never a dull moment at this award-winning center. Attend one of 4 free community festivals that happen each year, or check out their free lunchtime concert series in the fall and spring. The complex itself is full of delights such as sunken courtyards, outdoor gardens, and water features, as well as four theaters ranging in size from 99 seats to over 1,500 seats. The Mesa Arts Center is the largest of its kind in the state and is worth a visit any time of the year.
CARNIVAL OF ILLUSION:
Ongoing - All aboard for Magic, Mystery and Oooh La la! This charming duo will delight with sleight and bring the joy of illusion to you up close and personal.
January 23, 2020 - These four classically trained musicians hail from the Sphinx Competition. They are energetic and vigorous players with clarity and tight ensemble-playing. They bring an enthusiasm for contemporary works to their concerts.
February 14, 2020 - Take your honey on this Valentine's Day to see one of America's artistic treasures. Renee Fleming is an acclaimed singer of opera and other classical works, and is also a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts.
March 1, 2020 - This Italian trio has been wowing audiences with their velvety voices since a young age. These handsome young men have been impressing audiences worldwide and are celebrating 10 years together in this latest concert.
SHEN YUN 2020:
March 12 - March 15, 2020 - An epic and large scale celebration of Chinese culture and classical dance. Shen Yun brings an over-the-top production with interactive backdrops and orchestral compositions and a huge cast of performers.
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL:
April 26, 2020 - This celebration of Jazz takes place in the Alliance pavilion and is a free event. Feature artist is keyboardist Bernard Wright, son of well known singer Roberta Flack.
THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD:
May 15 - May 31, 2020 - Join Robin Hood and his merry men as they fight injustice in Sherwood Forest. Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre. There's swordplay, villainy, and dramatic plotting. All the ingredients for a great time.
One E. Main Street, Mesa AZ, 85201
Phone: (480) 644-6500
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
HIGHLIGHTS AT THE MESA ARTS CENTER INCLUDE:
CLASSES - Classes include the following subjects: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry and Metals, Movement, Music, Photography, Sculpture, and Theater
MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM - The Mesa Arts Center has five galleries that show both juried and curated exhibitions throughout the year.
ENGAGEMENT OFFICE - Designed to help communities, schools and non-profits find ways to engage with Mesa Arts Center programs for free.
JAZZ FROM A TO Z - This program highlighting jazz contains such elements as jazz clinics, educator workshops and jazz for young people.
EATS + ARTS - Use your ticket sub or online ticket to get discounts with the Mesa Arts Center restaurant partners, in the local Mesa area.
MESA ARTS CENTER MISSION STATEMENT
"The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant."