Arts in Service

Thanks to generous support from The Boeing Company and the Arizona Department of Veteran Services, 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. 


Registration for Fall Arts in Service classes will begin at our Open House on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 4-6pm at Mesa Arts Center.


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


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.


Summer Weekend Workshop - Click here to view the workshop classes available

July 13-14 (class times vary)


Questions? E-mail about Arts in Service opportunities.




“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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