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 here! Register starting December 6 by calling (480) 644-6538 or stop by the Box Office to fill out a registration form.


Download the form here.


NEW! Thanks to generous support from the Boeing Company, Arts in Service is offering limited workshops for military spouses! View the workshops here! Please review the Arts in Service program policies below prior to registering.


Join us for the Fall 2019 Arts in Service Closing Exhibition on Thursday, December 19 from 5-7pm. Learn more here!




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 to fill out a registration form.


Participants will be contacted by the Studios Department to confirm registration via email. Questions can be directed to (480) 644-6538 or


Specialty military spouse workshops coming this spring! For veterans, service-members with their spouse/partner or military spouses only.


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.


Arts in Service class 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.


Arts in Service Spouse Workshop Policies:


Military spouse workshops are for military spouses/partners to attend either alone or with their spouse who is a service-member or veteran.



“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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