Culture Seekers: What to do in Mesa | Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
October 01, 2019

Top 5: Mesa for Culture Seekers

Mesa is home to Arizona’s largest arts center, plenty of art exhibits, unique shopping experiences and unforgettable entertainment: it’s no wonder City Limitless® is a culture seeker’s paradise.

We’ve rounded up our top five favorites for culture seekers: check it out!

  1. Mesa Arts Center

Arizona's largest arts center is a stunning facility in the heart of Downtown Mesa that offers live entertainment, performances, world-class visual art exhibitions and arts education classes. Mesa Arts Center is also home to the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, an exciting visual art exhibition space that boasts five unique galleries featuring both emerging and internationally-recognized artists.

  1. Downtown Mesa Art Walk

On Downtown Mesa’s many side streets, visitors can explore a modern twist of Mesa’s history with nearly a dozen unique murals painted by up-and-coming local artists of all disciplines. Be sure to look for nearly 40 public art sculptures along Main Street, all part of the city’s permanent art collection.

  1. Barleens Dinner Show

Looking for fantastic entertainment? Catch the Barleen twins, Barbara and Brenda, and a group of the brightest musicians, comedians and impersonators from across the country. At Barleens you can enjoy a casual and friendly atmosphere while toe-tapping to one of their 17 live variety shows. Plus, you’re sure to be in for a meal just like Grandma used to make, so you’ve got a mix of music and some great home-style cooking!

  1. Mesa Arts Festival in Downtown Mesa

Get a look at local artists’ work at the Mesa Arts Festival, a quality arts and crafts festival held on the first and third Saturday of each month from October to April. You can purchase unique creations from emerging and established artists who work with mediums including woodworking, stones, jewelry, food items and photography.

  1. Shopping

Whether you’re a bargain shopper looking for a unique antique or swap meet treasure or someone shopping for something a little more refined, Mesa has no shortage of shopping destinations that make a worthwhile addition to any itinerary! From upscale boutique-style shopping at Dana Park to antiquing for that perfect souvenir in Downtown Mesa, there’s something to suit every shopper.

No-matter what you’re seeking on vacation, we’re sure you’ll find it in City Limitless®! When you do, be sure to share your photos with us using #MesaCityLimitless.

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