Arts in Service

Thanks to a generous grant from The Boeing Company, Mesa Arts Center is pleased to present Arts in Service, a program that will provide creative pathways for veterans and service members to use studio arts experiences in reaching their personal goals, whether those are finding a supportive community, stress relief, working toward overall health and wellness, or pursuing career interests in art-making. 


Arts in Service is currently open for registration for January - May 2019! Please visit or call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office to register today at (480) 644-6500. Students will be asked to present their DD214 the first day of class.


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Studio art classes will be made available for free to veterans and service members. Questions? E-mail about Arts in Service opportunities.




“The Arts in Service program is valuable for many reasons. Being in a group of veterans who share the experience of military service is indescribable. Seeing my peers with service-related injuries, and stresses alongside me means many things. Not having to explain my experiences which define me and are, frankly, unrelatable to the majority of Americans is a relief... I feel comfortable to learn what I can, at my own speed.”  –Caryn Walsh, USAF Veteran 


Those Who Serve: Arts program helping vets reconnect -- 12News, May 4, 2018

Arts in Service has also been featured on Phoenix stations Arizona PBS/Cronkite NewsNBC12 and ABC15.                                                                      


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