Arts in Service Exhibition

Join us for drinks, treats and artwork created by participants of our Arts in Service Program May 4 from 5PM - 7PM. The exhibition will be held in the drawing and painting studio as well as the courtyard. Email or call 480-644-6564 to RSVP. 

Thanks to a generous grant from The Boeing Company, Mesa Arts Center is launching Arts in Service, a program that will provide creative pathways for veterans and active duty 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. 


Studio art classes will be made available for free to veterans and service members. Interested participants can register for any of the six classes listed below at no cost. Questions? E-mail about any of these opportunities.


  1. Printmaking: Intro to Printmaking For Military Personnel | CAW18AISRB01-01

  2. Flameworking: Beginning For Military Personnel | CAW18AISLN02-01

  3. Painting: Learn to Paint with Watercolors For Military Personnel | CAW18AISAV03-01

  4. Jewelry: Beginning Fabrication For Military Personnel | CAW18AISJC04-01

  5. Welding: Beginning For Military Personnel | CAW18AISMS05-01

  6. Discover Clay For Military Personnel | CAW18AISCB06-01

  7. Theatre: Veteran's Playwriting | CAW18ATCHG01-01
  8. Welding: Beginning For Military Personnel | CAW18AISMS05-11


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“The Art Retreat at Mesa Art Center was such a needed event for me. To experience a new way to channel my anxiety into something positive was very precious to me. I am still picking up the drawing supplies when I feel overwrought, and I still talk with Gwen Stine, my instructor. This is one of the few veteran events that was up my alley, as I'm not really into sports. Thank you for allowing me to participate!” –Participant, retired USAF




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