Mesa Arts Center (MAC) is many things; a performance venue, home to many theaters and galleries, an educational campus, a place to study visual and performing arts in state-of-the-art studios, an architectural landmark and more. Because of the multi-faceted nature of MAC, it has become a magnet for arts enthusiasts of all ages, and an influential hub in the City of Mesa and the Valley, overall.
What some people might not know about MAC is how committed the organization is to outreach and providing programs to serve the community, to enrich cultural understanding, provide personal engagement with the arts, and ultimately enhance the artistic foundation of the city. MAC consistently partners with schools, community organizations, and artists to spark creative thinking, promote an understanding of diverse cultural viewpoints, and inspire artistic aspirations.
Last season, Mesa Arts Center captivated the imaginations of over 39,604 students throughout the valley in over 197 schools. This incredible reach and influence truly enhances the Mesa community. Performing Live for Students and National Geographic Live! Student Matinees, in particular, aim to engage children in art and science and make experiences fun and memorable.
In Performing Live for Students, students experience a cultural and educational show. These one-hour performances are available throughout the year and are accompanied by teacher resources aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards. National Geographic Live! Student Matinees offer students entertaining and visually spectacular presentations by dynamic National Geographic explorers, scientists, filmmakers, and photographers. Other programs include Culture Connect, Creative Aging, Literacy through the Arts, Spoken Word, and several others.
The Mesa Arts Center’s outreach programs integrate artists and cultural experiences into the community in a deeply impactful way. Through these vibrant outreach programs, unique and high quality opportunities are available to people of all ages.
To learn more about the outreach programs visit http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/outreach