Albesila, a monumental inflatable sculpture and immersive art installation by Architects of Air will be installed in Mesa’s Pioneer Park for nine days.
Albesila, the newest luminarium designed by Alan Parkinson and one of seven currently touring the world, will be available for 30-minute visits noon-9 p.m. each day.
*except for Feb. 9 when the installation will close to visits at 8 p.m. to host a special ticketed event Color + Light Party
Single tickets for Albesila are $7 per person, or 4 for $24 (plus additional tickets at $6) and go on sale to Mesa Arts Center members on Dec. 12 and to all others on Dec. 14. Tickets will be available at mesaartscenter.com/air, at the Mesa Arts Center box office, or by calling 480-644-6500.
Visitors to the Mesa installation are also encouraged to explore Mesa’s Pioneer Park (renovated and reopened in late 2017 with treehouse play structures, water wall and splash pad), and enjoy Mesa Feastival Forest, a gathering of food trucks at Pioneer Park Saturday nights, 5:30-9 p.m., which will be in operation throughout the Albesila installation. On Saturday, Feb. 9 attend a 21+ Color + Light Party in and around the luminarium, 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and include admission to Albesila, one beverage, snacks and live music/entertainment. On Saturday, Feb. 16, visitors can combine their experience with spark! After Dark, Mesa Arts Center’s free outdoor art party.