artwork of flower
Held in September, Mesa Arts Center’s annual Season Kickoff Event celebrates the start of each season and is inspired by exhibitions opening in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The festival offers an evening of celebration and entertainment, with live music, art studio demonstrations, five new exhibitions, hands-on activities, delicious foods and more! Check back often as festival features and entertainment are announced!
 
FLOURISH

The Art of Life on Earth

Bloom and grow wild at the 2019-20 season kickoff event! The free, family-friendly festival is inspired by Flora & Fauna, one of five exhibitions opening in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum this fall. Through the exhibitions, live entertainment, artmaking, demonstrations, delicious food and drink and more, the event invites us all to look closer and celebrate the incredible, fascinating world in which we live.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Succulent cuttings by Desert Botanical Garden
  • Compost demonstrations with Recycle City
  • Art Studios open house and demonstrations
    •  Glass hotshop
    • Glass flameworking
    • Ceramics
    • Painting and drawing: instructor exhibition
    • Printmaking
    • Metal

 

LIVE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

  • Alliance Pavilion Stage
    • Citrus Clouds 6-6:45pm
    • Hot House Orchids 7-7:45pm
    • Paper Foxes 8-8:45pm
    • Bogan Via 9-10pm
  • CaZo Dance Company

 

TASTY EATS 

  • Bring your own water bottle! Stay hydrated and fill your own water bottle at City of Mesa's Water Resources Water Bar 
  • Freak Brothers Pizza

  • Awesomesauce Bowls

  • SuperFarm SuperTruck

  • Udder Delights

  • Paletas Betty

  • Not Your Granny's Apples

  • Cuties Lemonade

  • More to be announced soon!

 

BOTANICAL VENDORS
SW Herbs
Holistic Earth Remedies
Ahimsa Essentials

 

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

  • Blooming flowers projections by Kendra Sollars
  • Photo station by Lauren Lee

 

 

Festival artwork by Lauren Lee.