We are Creative Catalysts. A movement, by and for the community, offering opportunities through the arts to get social and be involved. Creating connections, catalyzing change, and sparking creativity in everyone - it’s what we’re all about. Our projects have been created as a direct result of conversations with our community, they are experimental and flexible, and change as a result of the needs of the people we serve.



We are the community who lives, works, learns and plays in Mesa. We share a vision of downtown as a place built by and for creative people - a place where there are frequent opportunities to support, create, and uplift the arts and creativity. We like to have fun as we plan events as well as support our local businesses, our arts organizations and others who are passionate in our community. We are friends, coworkers, neighbors, family, and, if we’re doing it right, an ever-expanding group that includes you.

A creative community is a place and group of people where creativity is central to the ongoing growth of our city. It is a space that feeds and gives opportunity for those who wish to get out, break the monotony, meet people, have conversations, and make things. It is a community that supports those individuals, groups, organizations and businesses that work to build the next Mesa -- our Mesa.

There have always been creative and artistic people and events in Mesa’s Downtown. We believe that to build the community we want, we must actively pursue, support and make happen those things that support the future our of city. Whether we’re attending a show at the Mesa Arts Center or the Nile, a gallery opening in someone’s backyard, or having a drink and some great food from a local restaurant, we know that if we want a community that values creativity and the arts, we must show our support.



Feedback: Contact Jen Gastelum at

Get Connected:

Facebook Page

Facebook Group

Instagram: @creativecatalystsaz


Creative Catalysts is supported by a generous grant from the Flinn Foundation. 


Easy Like Saturday Morning Brunch

Mar. 31 - Aug. 25, 2018
performing arts AZ concerts Image1


For Makers Trying To Make It