Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event!
Food tucks and vendors including Soundbite Food Truck/Short Leash Hot Dogs, Firehouse Kettle Corn, Revolution Creperie, and Mini Donut Trolley will be at the event, and featured brewery Beer Research Institute will offer their beers Urban Art and Cherry Cordial Stout for purchase.
A gift-wrapping station will be available, and artist Kyllan Maney will lead festivalgoers in bow-making (one per guest), thanks in part to in-kind support from Michaels. Hands-on activities will also include a mini ugly sweater activity where you can make and take the craft to use as an ornament or commemorative décor for the holidays, and live painting will be offered by Nik Ridley and artist team Such & Champ Styles.
Arizona Humane Society will facilitate on-site adoptions through their Waggin’ Wheels program (1-4 p.m. each day), and guests can take photos with adoptable pets in the AHS photo booth.
Entertainment options include over 12 live music performances, including Vinyl Station, AustnAmelia, Noemy Esparza, Sonoran Surfers, Michael Land, Ellie Fern, Jackie Lopez and Henry Thompson. Atmospheric performers from Vessel Project will also be performing Mystic throughout the event, and roaming performers include Goode Time Carolers and Southwest Shakespeare.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s gallery spaces will also be open, as well as The Store, an artist’s cooperative gallery, featuring original work by Arizona artists. Artist demonstrations in ceramics, flameworking and glass blowing will take place throughout the festival, and the Art Studios programs of Mesa Arts Center will be included among the artists booths offering one-of-a-kind art items for sale.
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