-Due to high wind gusts, the Fantastic Planet sculptures were temporarily deflated. All six of the sculptures should be re-inflated by 6PM, Saturday, May 12. We appreciate your patience! Updated May 12 4:21PM- 


Fantastic Planet, an installation of six, gigantic inflatable humanoid figures by Australian artist Amanda Parer, will have its United States premier 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.



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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 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.


Fantastic Planet Film - Additional Showing

May 10 | 7PM | FREE

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

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


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.  


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.