This year, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will suspend its Annual 10 x 10 Benefit Show to offer a special opportunity in celebration of the Valley Metro Light Rail expansion to the Mesa Arts Center! Artists from Arizona and beyond are invited to create an original work of art using Valley Metro passes. The completed pieces will be on display at MCA Museum from October 6th through 15th and then sold at the sale on October 10th for $50 each. All proceeds benefit Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum exhibition and educational programs.

Thank you to Valley Metro for their support and collaboration on this exciting project!


Reception & Sale: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 (6-8pm)
$10 per person at the door (Participating artists and Mesa Arts Center Members* get in FREE)
Unsold artwork will remain on display and available for purchase through Thurs, Oct 15th!

For Participating Artists:

  • All artwork is due Sept 25 by 5pm (Late entries will be held over for the next year. No exceptions!).
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Please have completed form along with work.
  • All mediums are welcome, but a Valley Metro pass MUST be used.
  • Artists are invited to pick-up voided Valley Metro pass(es) at the MCA Museum front desk during regular business hours. Contact or 480-644-6562 to have one mailed to you. OR Artists can use their own Valley Metro pass(es).
  • MCA Museum will give participating artists up to 4 passes. Artists are responsible for acquiring additional passes on their own.
  • Participating artists (and one guest) get in FREE to the reception on Oct 10th and receive a voucher good for one free entry to a MCA Museum juried exhibition.

All donations for the 10 x 10 Takes-A-Ride! become the property of the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. All proceeds benefit the museum's exhibition and educational programs. Unsold artworks will be used for future fundraisers or reappropriated at the museum’s discretion.

10 x 10 Takes-A-Ride is based on a project from New York called Single Fare. See their website to see how other artists chose to customize their passes.


* Become a Member today!
Call Matthew at 480.644.6615


Thank you to all the artists for their generous contributions and for making this fundraiser possible!