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Arts / Culture

Hear ye, hear ye! Gather around! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is back in town!     The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! This outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market. When you walk through the gates at this festival, you will be transported back to a simpler, more jovial time. You’ll have the chance to

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity

spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Art in Motion, featuring art cars and interactive art Saturday, Mar. 17 - Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018   This Art in Motion -themed event is FREE and presented by and at Mesa Arts Center over two days, Saturday, March 17, noon-11 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages. spark! celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing both local and visiting artists and performers and inviting

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

National Plan for Vacation Day 2018

Take Advantage of Your Vacation Days This Year! The U.S. Travel Association’s, Project: Time Off , is highlighting the importance and benefits of why taking time off is essential to your mental, emotional, and physical well being. The research shows that more than half of workers in the United States do not take their full allotted vacation days, meaning that roughly 662 million vacation days have gone unused in previous years.Can you believe that? Time Off suggests that the best remedy is to start planning and to start early. In order to bring awareness to the increasing cases of

Monday, November 6, 2017 3:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

All-Access Pass to the 2017 Mesa Music Fest

Music lovers rejoice - MESA MUSIC FEST is drawing near! From November 9 – 11, 2017 , enjoy live music, vendors, and more in Downtown Mesa. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming festival: The Mesa Music Festival is a FREE admission music and arts festival that celebrates the culture of Downtown Mesa. With performances by over 200 artists from around the world, the Mesa Music Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona!   2017 Special Guests: Keynote speaker - Randy Jackson ; American Idol judge, producer Headliner  -  P.O.D. , from San

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Free Things To Do In Mesa This Fall

Fall has arrived! It's not only the perfect season to visit Mesa, it's the perfect time of year for locals to get outside for a family fun day or date night. From art shows to movies and spooky celebrations, festivals are lurking and deals are brewing in Mesa as we approach the new season!     Here's your guide to everything you can do for FREE in Mesa this fall:     SEEDS, a community celebration at Mesa Urban Garden This free event on Sept. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. features local artists, storytelling, open mic, native crafts, youth activities and a

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Festivities and Food from South of the Border

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday for celebrating and remembering those who have passed on. Join the Mesa community as they come together to rejoice their loved ones at the Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Arts Center in Downtown Mesa. October 28 – 29, enjoy a variety of food, a colorful mercado featuring local vendors and live entertainment at the festival where spirits connect. Also at the Mesa Arts Center, on October 27 , the diverse sounds of modern Mexico will fill the air as Los Angeles based La Santa Cecilia showcases music that earned them a Best

Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:19 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Top 5 Selfie Spots

Take your vacation photos up a notch. Downtown Mesa has a vibrant arts and culture scene and these spots can help you master the art of the perfect selfie to create social feed envy.   The Downtown Mesa Mural : While enjoying the shops and attractions in Downtown Mesa, stop and strike a pose by the newest addition to Mesa’s mural collection. Vivid colors, floral designs and a striking Mesa diamond come together on the South side of Main Street for a selfie backdrop that’ll fascinate your friends and followers. (Artist: Lauren Lee)   Humpty Dumpty : Visitors young and old

Friday, September 9, 2016 10:05 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa Arts Center's Season's Kickoff Festival

  We are kicking off the season, and no, we aren't talking about football. At Mesa Arts Center 's Season Kickoff Festival you can gaze at contemporary art inspired by literature or get hands-on with activities and art projects. Stroll though the five new exhibits and take in the the non-stop live music and entertainment including spoken word performances.   Don't miss the book signings by local authors, performances by Humor Writes, live painting demonstrations, community art projects and more. Also be sure to check out Mesa Art Center's artist cooperative gallery and

Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Tops For Tots: Playful City USA®

Mesa was named one of America’s most playful cities – 8 times running – by Kaboom! , a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids. Such distinctions bode well for travelers seeking out unique and different ways to keep children entertained and engaged on vacation. Here are just a few highlights for those traveling with kids or kids at heart:   • Arizona Museum of Natural History – Dinosaurs and So Much More!   • i.d.e.a. Museum – Engage the senses through creativity   • Amazing

  Here in Mesa City Limitless ® , there’s no shortage of beautiful public art. That’s partly in thanks to the iconic Mesa Arts Center, a cultural staple that offers art experiences for everyone across their five theatres, 14 studios and most notably, across their campus through public art installations that can be enjoyed by any passerby.   Last month a new permanent public art installation, “Mesa Musical Shadows,” was unveiled at the north end of the MAC campus. The interactive exhibit features four original musical scores for the project, which change