This year’s Festival of Creativity will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars and motorcycles, multiple hot rods, lowriders, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages.
Spark! celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us, by showcasing Arizona artists and performers and inviting visitors to explore and enjoy live music, aerial dance performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations, a variety of foods, a beer, wine and cocktail area, and more. Spark! Will take place on March 17 from 12 pm – 11 pm and March 18 from 10 am-5 pm at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201). Admission and parking are free!
Fade the lights and turn up the music. Every third Saturday from October to June Mesa Art Center’s campus will be taken over by a new artist with a unique, crazy-fun theme–complete with live art, live music, great eats, and much more.
This month, create art with these amazing artists:
Melissa Waddell, Sierra Joy, Matt Dickson and Claire Worden
Projection art with Sylvia Frost and Bryn Corbett
Live painting with Tara Sharpe
Mural zone by Ciara Bernal and Kyllan Maney
Interactive large scale window coloring
DJs The Ladies of Wax (Victoria Aguilar and Karen Hartman)
This month’s spark! After Dark: Collective Kaleidoscope will be on Saturday, February 17 from 8pm to 11pm at the Mesa Arts Center (1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201).
The Langston Hughes Project presents Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a multimedia performance embodying poet Langston Hughes’s jazz poem suite. The performance will take place on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Agave Community Room at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus (2626 East Pecos Road Chandler Az 85225.)
The twelve part epic poem is a homage in verse and music to the African American struggle for artistic and social freedom in the 1960’s.
Experience the poem through spoken word with Dr. Ron McCurdy, accompanied by live music from the Ron McCurdy Quartet with images and video from the Harlem Renaissance.
This event is free and open to the public, however there is limited seating. For more information visit Ron McCurdy’s website.
This event is co-sponsored by Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University.