REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Updated 3/25/2020, 4:30 p.m.

 

Statement from Mesa Arts Center regarding temporary closure due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

 
Out of an abundance of caution and to support other preventive measures underway, the City of Mesa has decided to temporarily suspend all public operations through April 30 at the City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department's three facilities including Arizona Museum of Natural History, i.d.e.a. Museum and Mesa Arts Center (and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum) in support of efforts to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus)
 
For more information regarding the City of Mesa's response to COVID-19, please visit this page on the City of Mesa's website
 
Mesa Arts Center is closed for all public participation, including suspension of events, theater programs and studio classes through April 30. The situation will be monitored and updated regularly, adjusting or extending as needed in response to the situation.
 
Details for the Mesa Arts Center campus: 
 
  • Mesa Arts Center Box Office and Registration Office is closed to walk-up customers as of Monday, March 16. Phones will remain open. Please direct your communication to Boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com or 480-644-6500. 
  • Theaters are closed beginning Monday, March 16, and continuing through Thursday, April 30. All theater programming scheduled to take place during that time frame has been canceled or postponed.
  • Art Studios class rooms will be closed on Monday, March 16 through April 30, 2020. All current, and continuing classes will not meet during this time. All classes and workshops scheduled for 2nd session in Art Studios have been canceled. 
  • All public events and programs at Mesa Arts Center between Monday, March 16 and Thursday April 30 have been postponed or canceled. 
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, April 30.
  • The Store, an artist's cooperative gallery at Mesa Arts Center is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17.

 

Ticket holders and class registrants will be contacted directly by Box Office. Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Customer service representatives will remain available by phone to answer and address customer needs or questions. The situation will be monitored and updated regularly, adjusting or extending as needed in response to the situation. Each organization's websites will be updated to inform the public of any changes--see below for a list of the website addresses. 

 
The City and our staff thank you for your patience and your support as we move through the days and weeks ahead. 
 
Websites:
 
Arizona Museum of Natural History: azmnh.org
i.d.e.a. Museum: ideaMuseum.org
Mesa Arts Center: mesaartscenter.com 

See below and continue to refer to this page as updates are posted as they become available. At this time Mesa Arts Center Box Office is handling many calls and logistics related to postponed and canceled events and classes. While every effort is being made to respond quickly, we ask that you do not call the box office but await contact instead. 

 

Show postponements or cancellations are listed below in chronological order. Mesa Arts Center Box Office has already or will soon be contacting ticket holders for these events directly.  


In the event of a postponement, rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as the information becomes available and your tickets will be honored for the new date. Refunds will be available if you are unable to attend.

In the event of a cancelation, Box Office will automatically refund ticket value to the original credit card used for purchase. If the purchase was made in cash or check, a check will be issued to the purchaser within three weeks.

POSTPONED
Live from Laurel Canyon (March 15)—Rescheduled for September 25
The Office! A Musical Parody (March 17-29)
National Geographic Live! From Summit to Sea (March 18)—Rescheduled for September 16
Robert Dubac's Book of Moron (March 17-March 22)—Rescheduled for April 10, 2021

Reefer Madness presented by Mesa Encore Theatre (April 4-19)
Drum Tao (April 4) —Rescheduled for October 2 

Beethoven, Prokiev & Berlioz (April 11)
MeatEater (April 15)—Rescheduled for August 7

Silambam Phoenix Vimshathi Vaibhava (April 17-19) 
Messiah in America presented by EVMCO (April 23-25)

Puddles Pity Party (May 18) - Rescheduled for September 10


CANCELED
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (March 16)

Blackbird, Fly (March 20)

Carnival of Illusion (March 21)

Bandemonium presented by Salt River Brass (March 22)
Classical Music Inside Out: Mark and Maggie O'Connor (March 26)
Up with People - Live on Tour 2020 (March 27)
NPC Natural Western USA - Prejudging and Finals (March 28)
Sajjad Ali (March 29)

Fly Higher: Charlie Parker @ 100 (March 31)
Dorrance Dance (April 1)

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin presented by East Valley Children’s Theater (April 2-5)

GO NOW! The Music of the Moody Blues (April 6)
Classical Music Inside Out: Natasha Paremski, Piano (April 9)
Airmen of Note (April 16)
Shen Yun (April 18-19)
Jazzmeia Horn (April 21)
9th Annual International Jazz Festival (April 26)

Fiesta presented by Salt River Brass (April 26)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony 38th Season Spring Concert (April 29)

The following Mesa Arts Center events or programs have had status changes:  

  • Art Studios 2nd Session spring 2020 classes and workshops have been canceled effective March 16. Registrants will be contacted directly. 
  • Arts in Service, Creative Aging, Dance for Parkinson's Disease and Arts in Mind programs have been suspended
  • Young Voices Rise Youth Poetry Festival scheduled for Saturday March 21 has been canceled. 
  • Mesa Prototyping Festival scheduled for Saturday March 21 has been postponed. 
  • spark at dark scheduled for Saturday March 21 has been canceled. 
  • Sound + Cinema scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. 
  • spark at dark scheduled for Saturday April 18 has been canceled. 
  • Hack the MAC scheduled for Friday April 17 has been canceled. 

 

The following partner events or programs have had status changes: 

  • Emerge: Eating at the Edges presented by ASU scheduled for March 21 has been postponed. 

 

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17.

The Store, an artists cooperative gallery is closed beginning Tuesday, March 17. 


As a venue that hosts a variety of events and public gatherings, Mesa Arts Center is being vigilant and taking necessary precautions issued by health officials. While the facility has established rigorous cleanliness protocols, additional procedures have been added, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • Displayed signs in all restrooms and eating areas to encourage frequent hand washing and proper cough/sneeze containment.
  • Availability of disposable sanitizing wipes for students, guests and employees.
  • Frequent cleaning of hard surfaces and touch points throughout the facility, including door handles, light switches, handrails, armrests, elevator buttons, tools, kiosks and counters.
  • Availability of hand sanitizer stations in high traffic areas.
  • Overall increase of cleaning procedures.

 

Best practices for health and wellness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, couch or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • If you are ill or experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home. 

 

 

Driving Directions

Click here for a map and directions.

 

From the North:
1-17 South to 1-10 East
1-10 East to the 202 Loop East
202 Loop East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From Central Phoenix:
1-10 East to the 202 Loop East
202 East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the East:
US 60 West towards Mesa (the Superstition Freeway)
Exit Country Club and head North
Take Country Club North to Main Street, turn right onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the Northeast:
101 Loop South to the 202 Loop East
202 Loop East, exit Country Club
Take Country Club South to Main Street, turn left onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

From the South:
1-10 West to the US 60 East towards Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction (the Superstition Freeway)
Exit Country Club and turn left
Take Country Club North to Main Street, turn right onto Main
Mesa Arts Center is located at One E. Main Street on the Southeast corner of Center and Main.

 

Metro Light Rail

Metro Light Rail makes a stop at Center & Main St. directly across from Mesa Arts Center. Click here for the latest schedule and locations.

 

Valley Metro Public Bus Transportation

Valley Metro provides public bus transportation services to stops in downtown Mesa near the Mesa Arts Center. Click here for the latest schedule and locations.

 

To Reach our South Parking lot from Main Street (traveling east from Country Club)- turn right onto Center St. and quickly make a left onto 1st Avenue. The Parking Lot is immediately on your left.

 

Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are available in the Mesa Arts Center parking lot for vehicles displaying handicapped parking stickers or license plates.  These spaces are available on a first come basis.  Click here to view a parking map.

 

Before your visit, we recommend checking our parking updates page to find the latest information on parking restrictions and alternative options.

For roughly the first 75 years of its history, the City of Mesa was contained within the "original square mile," bordered by what are now University Drive, Broadway Road, Country Club Drive and Mesa Drive. Mesa Arts Center stands at the exact center of that square mile, at One East Main Street.

 

Today, downtown Mesa is a diverse mix of culture, business, government, arts, recreation and entertainment. Anchored by the international award winning Mesa Arts Center, you'll find unique shops, diverse restaurants, award-winning museums and much more in Mesa's original mile-square district.

 

For more information about Mesa, Arizona, please visit the following websites:

Mesa Bucks - Good for City of Mesa Museums and Mesa Arts Center Performances

Click here for upcoming Mesa Buck Shows

 

Shop Mesa! Get the Arts started in 2009 to reward consumers for shopping in Mesa. Since the launch of the program, the City has distributed almost $60,000 in Mesa Bucks to spend at Mesa's arts and cultural attractions. 

 

The City of Mesa appreciates the importance of the arts and making them available to everyone. That is why consumers who make purchases in Mesa are rewarded with discounts on arts and cultural offerings through Shop Mesa! Get the Arts. Shop in Mesa to earn Mesa Bucks towards buy one get one free admission to select shows at Mesa Arts Center, as well as buy one get one free entry to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, and i.d.e.a. Museum. This season has an exciting new addition; Mesa Encore Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, and other resident companies who perform at Mesa Arts Center will be accepting Mesa Bucks to select performance of their shows.

 

It is easy to redeem Mesa Bucks. Simply save your receipts from any purchases made in the City of Mesa and bring them to the Mesa Arts Center Box Office. The sales tax price will be matched in Mesa Bucks from $3 up to $200 per visit. These non-monetary vouchers can be used to purchase admissions to any of the Mesa arts and cultural facilities, exhibits, and select performances with the purchase of a ticket at regular price. When redeeming sales receipts for Mesa Bucks, allow approximately 2-5 business days for Box Office to process your receipts prior to ordering tickets.

 

Consumers do not need to be a Mesa resident, but only receipts of purchases made in the City of Mesa are valid. Mesa Bucks cannot be used for purchases at any of the Museum or Mesa Arts Center stores, have no cash value, and there is no carryover of unused funds. The accumulation of tax on all receipts must add up to a total of at least $3, in order to convert to a minimum of $5 in Mesa Bucks. The maximum amount to be converted to Mesa Bucks per receipt and per day is $200. Mesa Bucks can be used to purchase admissions/tickets on a buy one, get one free basis (Mesa Bucks have to pay for the full cost of the second with no partial payment).

 

For more information on exhibitions and performances visit Arizona Museum of Natural History ,  i.d.e.a. Museum  or Mesa Arts Center. When browsing the Mesa Arts Center website, look for the Shop Mesa logo next to the participating performances.

 

For more information, contact us at boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com or call 480-644-6500.