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Mesa Arts Center

Arizona's largest arts center resides in a unique building made of concrete, steel and glass in the heart of downtown Mesa. It is complimented by a sculpture garden, splashes of vivid colors and many seating areas for performances - both indoors and outdoors. A home to four theatres, five art galleries and 14 art studios, it also serves as a campus for students studying performing arts.

The center's mission is "to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant".

Mesa Arts Center is a top-rated destination for Things To Do in Mesa by Trip Advisor.

What's on

There is plenty of live entertainment and performances to choose from whether you happen to be a fan of classical music or of Broadway musicals, a jazz enthusiast or a theatre and art gallery goer.
They are currently organizing a number of online events in partnership with National Geographic called National Geographic Live! You'll have a unique opportunity to join scientists, photographers and filmmakers to hear their incredible stories and engage them in conversation.

Mesa Arts Center also offers youth and adult arts classes and they are currently reopening their glass, ceramics, metals and graphic arts studios. All reservations are done either online or by phone.

You can check out their website for the full list of shows and events and reserve your seat today.
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Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum 

The outstanding visual art exhibitions are showcased in the museum's five galleries. The museum also offers lectures by significant artists and arts professionals.

It is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 AM and 5 PM, 12 PM to 5 PM on Sundays but closed on Mondays. Admission to the museum is free and all tickets have an entry time. Online reservation of your tickets is recommended.

The museum was voted ‘Best Art Museum' 2 years in a row in 2019 and 2020 by the local Phoenix New Times newspaper!


Not only was this place first class, it was clean, modern, well designed, and easy to negotiate even for folks with disabilities. As an added plus I was admiring a particular print in the reception area and saying how much I liked it. Little did I know, but I was speaking with the actual artist who did the original painting. I think this happens often at the Mesa Arts Center. What a treat!!!!
Conrad L - Tripadvisor
The Mesa Arts Center is amazing! The architecture is unique and open, the events are world class, and there is something to appeal to everyone - concerts of all types, theater, exhibits, classes, and more.
luvracing2018 - Tripadvisor
Wonderful! So well choreographed! The expert of the dancers was awesome! Looking forward to going next year!
Coyleen - Tripadvisor
Carol Eckert's coiled birds and Carol Shinn's embroideries It was very inspiring. I went to see the work of the two artists but had the added bonus of seeing a wonderful photography exhibit and also of exotic bird piniatas.
Anneke H - Tripadvisor