The Fall 2019 Arts in Service participants will showcase their artwork and be celebrated in a free public reception held Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m. in Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios, thanks in part to a $75,000 grant received from The Boeing Company and a $54,000 grant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
This program provides creative pathways for veterans and service members to use studio arts experiences in reaching their personal goals, whether those are finding a supportive community, stress relief, working toward overall health and wellness, or pursuing career interests in art making.
To date, over 300 individuals have participated in Arts in Service arts classes offered through the program, which is also generously supported by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Examples of classes offered through Arts in Service include Intro to Printmaking, Beginning Welding, Beginning Blacksmithing, Introductions to Clay, The Science and Art of Photography, Jewelry (beginning and intermediate), Beginning Bellydancing, and Playwriting among others.
The winter/spring Arts in Service sessions will begin in January and March 2020. Registration will be due Dec. 6, 2019. No arts experience is necessary for participants. Winter/spring class offerings will be available at mesaartscenter.com/artsinservice.
Those seeking additional information about the available programs or with questions are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 480-644-6581.
About Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant. Owned and operated by the City of Mesa, Arizona’s largest arts center is recognized as an international award-winning venue. The unique and architecturally stunning facility is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios and an artist cooperative gallery. For more information, visit mesaartscenter.com
About The Boeing Company
Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.
About the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC) is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Home to two tribes, the Akimel O’odham and Xalychidom Piipaash, Salt River was established by Executive Order on June 14, 1879. The Community operates as a full-service government and oversees departments, programs, projects, facilities and several successful enterprises.