Arts in Service

Thanks to generous support from The Boeing Company, Arizona Department of Veteran's Services, and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Mesa Arts Center is pleased to present Arts in Service, which 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. 


View the Spring 2020 Arts in Service classes online starting Monday, December 2!



Registration for Spring 2020 Arts in Service classes will begin on Friday, December 6, 2019. Participants may either call (480) 644-6581 or visit the Box Office on December 6 only for in person registration.


Participants will be contacted by the Studios Department to confirm registration via email. Questions can be directed to (480) 644-6541 or


To learn more, ask questions or stay up to date on events, email to be added to our email list.


Arts  in Service Policies:

Arts in Service classes are only for veterans or service members of the United States Armed Forces. Students will be asked to present their DD214 the first day of class or may present their Driver's License with the VETERAN designation.


Participants may only enroll for a total of 3 classes per semester.


Participants must submit a valid email address with their registration - all communication regarding classes will be sent via email.




“The Arts in Service program is valuable for many reasons. Being in a group of veterans who share the experience of military service is indescribable. Seeing my peers with service-related injuries, and stresses alongside me means many things. Not having to explain my experiences which define me and are, frankly, unrelatable to the majority of Americans is a relief... I feel comfortable to learn what I can, at my own speed.”  –Caryn Walsh, USAF Veteran 


Those Who Serve: Arts program helping vets reconnect -- 12News, May 4, 2018

Arts in Service has also been featured on Phoenix stations Arizona PBS/Cronkite NewsNBC12 and ABC15.                                                                      


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