Arts in Mind provides free 4-week arts engagements for adults living with mild to moderate dementia and their care partner to create art, find community, share experiences, and be well. 

Developed in partnership with Banner Alzheimer's Institute. 


Mesa Arts Center is closed until further notice as of March 16, 2020. For more information, please visit our update page. Create, engage and stay connected with us online by visiting


Benefits of arts participation can include: 

  • Increased engagement and alertness. 
  • Improved sense of well-being. 
  • Positive effect on physical, mental and social health. 
  • Helps build companionship. 



Use the questions below to determine if Arts in Mind would be a good fit: 

  • Does your loved one live primarily at home?
  • Has he or she been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementia by a health-care professional?

If so, is he or she in the mild to moderate stages? Symptoms may include:

  • A difficulty with short-term memory, word-finding, and repetitive questions.
  • A decline in ability to plan, organize or perform complex tasks such as managing finances or household chores or needing help with everyday tasks.
  • Is he or she able to maintain focus and engage in a 90-minute program? 
  • Can he or she express thoughts and feelings in conversation?
  • Is he or she comfortable in a group setting?
  • Does he or she have a care partner with whom to attend the series?
  • Are both of you available on weekday mornings or afternoons to attend all programs in a series?


 If you answered yes to all of these questions, Arts in Mind could be a great program for you and your loved one. 




New sessions continue throughout the year! To learn more about our programs please contact our Engagement Staff at or at 480-644-6540. There is NO fee for participation. Call early, as capacity is limited. 



Developed in partnership with Banner Alzheimer's Institute.