Fantastic Planet, an installation of six, gigantic inflatable humanoid figures by Australian artist Amanda Parer, will have its United States premiere in downtown Mesa. The massive sculptures will be lit from the inside at night, and will be on view at Mesa Arts Center, i.d.e.a. Museum, at the Federal building across the street from Arizona Museum of Natural History and over Milano’s music in downtown Mesa. Fantastic Planet is inspired by the 1973 Czech/French film of the same name.

 

 

Download the Fantastic Planet Map

 

Kickoff Celebration

Mesa Arts Center, North Patio

May 4 | FREE

Help us kick off Fantastic Planet with a community celebration at several sites in downtown Mesa on a night coinciding with the monthly Motorcycles on Main event. 


Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Summer Opening

May 11 | 7-10PM | FREE

Celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, with live music, cash bar and visiting artists.  

 

FIGURE it OUT

May 5, 8, & 10 | 6-8PM FREE
No Registration Required

Mesa Arts Center on North Patio

Paint or draw the human form in an outdoor, open-studio atmosphere. Bring your own materials and join in!

 

Fantastic Planet Film Showing

May 5 | 7:30 PM | FREE

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Animated sci-fi cult classic, and Cannes award-winning film.
Note: For Mature Audiences

 

Fantastic YOGA
May 8 | 7:30-9PM | FREE
No Registration Required
Mesa Arts Center’s North Patio

Practice yoga for all ages and all levels among the Fantastic Planet sculptures, led by Sutra Studios.

 

Drink and Draw
May 9 & 12 | 7-9PM | $35 
Registration required (must be at least 21; includes two beverages)

May 9 at Arizona Museum of Natural History
May 12 at Mesa Arts Center on North Patio

Workshops will be led by Mesa Arts Center teaching artist Gwendolyn Stine. Register here or by calling 480-644-6520.

 

Free Admission at i.d.e.a.
Museum and Arizona Museum of Natural History
May 11 | 6-10PM | FREE
Visit two of Mesa’s incredible arts and cultural destinations while exploring Fantastic Planet.