spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us! The free, annual event showcases Arizona artists and performers, and invites you to enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations and more.
This year’s festival will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages.
Art Cars and Art Cycles, Curated by Harrod Blank, Art Car World (Douglas, AZ)
Community Art Car Build: “Desert Marlin,” led by Harrod Blank and Kyllan Maney (Tempe, AZ)
Community Still-Life in Clay, lead artist Elliott Kayser, (Tempe, AZ)
Dance performances, by CaZo Dance (Mesa, AZ) and Dark Sky Aerial (Flagstaff, AZ)
Hello Lamp Post, by PAN Studios (London, UK)
Hot Rods, Lowriders and Motorcycles on display
Interactive Chalkboard Car, by Kyllan Maney (Tempe, AZ)
JordonDanielsDance Premiere, presented by [nueBOX] (Mesa, AZ)
Kinetic Sculptures, by Matt Smith (Mesa, AZ)
Light Rail Plays, by Rising Youth Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)
The Night Garden, by Jenneva Kayser, (Tempe, AZ)
LIVE MUSIC ~ Two stages of live music will feature local bands throughout the festival.
FOOD ~ Food will be available for purchase from Soundbite Food Truck, Firehouse Kettle Corn, CA Snowie, Molly’s Tamales, Life of the Party Catering, and Paletas Betty.
What festival is complete without food? Enjoy a variety of foods, a beer and wine garden and more. Admission and parking are free!
Friday: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.