Mesa Arts Festival is the best place to kick-start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list. Snack on culinary delights as you stroll through the wide array of handmade offerings from local, regional and national artists. Bring the family for free hands-on activities and enjoy music performances throughout the event.

 

Interested in applying to be an artist/vendor at the festival? The 2019 application period has passed. Share your information and you will be notified with the 2020 artist/vendor applications become available. Submit your information, here

 

Enjoy

  • Over 80 vendors
  • Roaming atmospheric performances of Mystic by Vessel Project
  • Goode Time Carolers performing throughout the event
  • Musical entertainment by: Vinyl Station, Noemy Esparza, Henry Thompson and more.
  • Gift wrapping station available
  • Bow-making led by artist Kyllan Maney, thanks to in-kind support from Michaels
  • Visit Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum exhibitions (admission is always free!)
  • 2 free hands-on activities: Make your own "not-so-ugly" holiday sweater craft, and bring your own t-shirt or tote and get a custom screen print of the festival's reindeer art
  • Featured Brewery: Beer Research Institute with Urban Art and Cherry Cordial Stout beer offerings
  • Community activity, add your wish to the holiday cactus
  • Reindeer games on the lawn: Jenga, Connect 4, Cornhole, Antler Ring Toss
  • Artist demonstrations in Ceramics and Glass
  • Roaming stiltwalkers
  • Pop-up performances by Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Ballet Etudes and Southwest Shakespeare
  • The Store, an artist's cooperative gallery at Mesa Arts Center will be open for additional gifting!
  • Make your own centerpiece or floral gift with a mason jar floral arrangement, in a festive floral workshop lead by Raices Roots. Register here

 

Gift wrapping station available! Gifts will be wrapped in exchange for donations benefitting Paz de Cristo Outreach Center

Most needed items:

  • Diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • White Rice
  • Canned beans
  • Canned corn
  • Pasta sauce
  • Monetary donations

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Alliance Stage

10AM-12PM - Serena Nicolle Band

12:30-2:30PM - MRCH

3-5PM - Vinyl Station

 

South Lawn

10-11:30AM - Henry Thompson Band

12-1:30PM - Michael Land

1:45-3:15PM - Janelle Loes

3:30-5PM - TBA

 

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Alliance Stage

10AM-12PM - Sonoran Surfers  

12:30-2:30PM - People Who Could Fly

3-5PM - Banter

 

South Lawn

10-11:30AM - Noemy Esparza

12-1:30PM - Ellie Fern

1:45-3:15PM - Jackie Lopez

3:30-5PM – Soulstice Sound

 

 

Upcycled Gypsy - Upcycled

Sassy Glass - Glass

Chaos in Color - Digital

David Cotes - Photography

Glass Magic - Glass

Byron Neslen Fine Art Photography

Steep – Food & Beverage

Bill’s Handmade Wooden Toys - Wood

Jenni K Jewelry - Jewelry

Avian and John - Leather

AVT Sales - Wood

Raicesroots – Other

Beadworkz - Jewelry

Birdsong Diffuser Jewelry - Jewelry

Timm Chapman Photography

Neckbone Creations - Jewelry

Wicked City Kitchen – Food & Beverage

Cedarburg Fusion - Glass

Crystal D’llusions - Jewelry

Molly Wilson Perry - Jewelry

Jazz It Up – Food & Beverage

MAC - Ceramics Studio

Heidi’s Houndwear - Other

Sally’s Quilts and Things - Fiber

Art of Inspiration - Glass

Sandra Chavis - Jewelry

Hamilton Glassworks - Glass

Grandma Sandino’s - Food

Calling All Angels - Ceramics

Window Charms - Other

 

 

Grad Solutions - Other

Renaissance Rags - Fiber

Herbescent Tea N Lace - Fiber

Thomas Robert Barba Foundation - Mixed Media

1 Peace at a Time - Glass

Labelle Etondi - Mixed Media

Magic Wood Art - Wood

Strawberry Silver - Jewelry

Janet Wilson – Mixed Media

The Goods – Upcycled

Vonamae Scott - Jewelry

AKHenry Fine Art - Painting

Susan Allen Jewelry - Jewelry

BoosArt1 - Ceramics

Scott Swezy Art - Drawing

Bill’s Glass Carving - Glass

Don Elder Fine Art Studio - Sculpture

Magical Creations for Aromatherapy - Jewelry

Lisa Mitts - Glass

Hidden Glass Studio - Glass

Dennis Yuresko - Wood

Francis Frank E-Motion Encaustics – Mixed Media

Nichole Holmes - Painting

Factual Abstract - Mixed Media

Eugene Leather Works - Leather

Nate B. Art - Painting

Leslee Adams - Painting

 

 

Super Unicorn Dad - Jewelry

Monstorium - Other

MAC - Glass Studio

MAC - Metal/Jewerly Studio

Annie Bags AZ - Fiber

John Tzelepis - Tzelepis

Sutton Studios - Mixed Media

Ron Ayres Fine Art - Painting

Studio 29 - Mixed Media

Creations by Hand - Jewelry

Stephanie Boinay Art - Painting

NW Stone Design - Jewelry

Renewal by Andersen - Sponsor

Moon Brat - Other

WeeGonza Bazaar - Upcycled

MAT Photographic - Photography

Telarana Fiber Arts - Fiber

Sam Luse - Jewelry

Edward Meyrowitz - Mixed Media
Vak Studio - Painting

Stoned Wood by Mayo - Wood

JL Vision - Ceramics

Wool and Spice - Upcycled

Crystal Light Focus - Jewelry

Mythical Gardens - Fiber

Ginny Montana - Other

Sweet Gourmet – Karen Parker

Sarah Elliott Jewelry - Jewelry

 

Delicious, tasty treats will be available for purchase and provided by the following food vendors: 

Life of the Party

Molly's Tamales

Soundbite          

Mini Donut Trolley          

Kings Concessions          

Dulce Vida Coffee           

Firehouse Kettlecorn     

Revolution Creperie       

AZ Chimney Cakes          

Wok Sticks         

Doughlicious Wood Fired pizza  

Please be advised: half of the main parking lot at Mesa Arts Center will be closed to accommodate the festival, and street parking will be busy. Nearby parking options are available throughout downtown Mesa. Please review the parking map to find parking options. The Light Rail also offers nearby park and ride options. We recommend parking at the park & ride near Main Street and Mesa Drive and riding the Light Rail to the Main and Center Street stop. Find more Light Rail information here (please note that the Light Rail ride does have an associated fee).  

Interested in connecting with new audiences, engaging your employees and promoting your brand at Mesa Arts Center? Learn more about sponsorship and business engagement opportunities here.