The Mesa Arts Center is a performing and visual arts complex in downtown Mesa, Arizona. At more than 210,000 square feet (20,000 m2) square feet, the $95 million facility, completed in 2005, is the largest comprehensive arts campus in the state.A visit to Mesa Arts Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mesa travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
The Mesa Arts Center encompasses four performance venues, from the intimate 99-seat Farnsworth Studio Theater to the 1,600-seat Ikeda Theater. The center is also home to the Mesa Contemporary Arts, which houses five art galleries with 5,500 sq ft (510 m2) of exhibition space. The facility also features 14 unique visual and performing art classroom studios. Multi-use areas throughout the campus provide both indoor and outdoor gathering and presentation spaces.
Mesa Arts Center Reviews
Not only was this place first class, it was clean, modern, well designed, and easy to negotiate even for folks with disabilities. As an added plus I was admiring a particular print in the... more »
I took my husband out for his Birthday to see the Arizona Wind Symphony a Russian 19th century composer. It was excellent! more »
Had an amazing night last night having the privilege of seeing David Byrne (Talking Heads) in his utopia tour. The sound in this place is always well produced and mixed but last night I admit it was a bit muddy. Regardless, the MAC is just the perfect venue. It's well directed (people everywhere helping you) and well serviced. It's clean, beautiful, artistic, and well designed. The parking - cake and cheap. The bar and drinks are high-end, well poured, and you can bring them into the theatre. The inside theatre itself is stunning and I caught myself just looking up and around at times. Bathrooms are spotless and never crowded. A place like this can anchor a whole community and you can already see the impact in the stores and shops around it. It feels safe, clean, and classy. I can't imagine the cost of a place like this nor how it was funded - I probably don't want to know. I will say that regardless the cost, it is spectacular and a perfect place to see a show.
I've been to this venue for a couple times this year to attend either concerts that my son had with his school. Also I attended a choir concert that my daughter was in with her school too. The center is situated in downtown Mesa and is very nice. The architecture is beautiful and overall very pleasing to the eye. The center inside beautiful and very clean. It's very well kept. There are many concerts and events that happen all throughout the year.
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