REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Updated 11/3/2020, 4:30 p.m.

 

Mesa Arts Center will reopen its Art Studios and The Store on December 1 and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will reopen on December 18 to members and December 22 to the public with robust safety protocols, informed by CDC guidelines and State health department guidelines.

 

Our top priority is to create a safe environment for all visitors and staff, while allowing you to reconnect with the culture you know and love.

Our reopening policies and procedures were created based on the guidance received from the Center for Disease Control Recommendations and the June 20, 2020 Fourth Proclamation issued by Mesa Mayor John Giles.

 

Read on for details about the health and safety at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios, The Store at Mesa Arts Center and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and what you need to know before you visit. 

 

Your Health and Safety

We have implemented new safety measures at Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios, The Store at Mesa Arts Center and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum so you can focus on your Art Studio workshop or class or Museum visit.

 

The new health and safety practices include:

In accordance with the Fourth Proclamation, properly worn face coverings are required in Mesa except for children under 6. Face coverings are recommended for children under 6, except for 2 and under.

  • A properly worn face covering covers the mouth and nose in compliance with the CDC's guidance on wearing face coverings.
  • "Face covering" means a piece of cloth, fabric, or other material that fully covers the mouth and nose and that is secured with ear straps or otherwise tied so as to prevent slipping.
  • A contactless temperature check will be given to each person prior to entry to the art studios and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
  • Our staff is dedicated to working to accommodate all visitors with disabilities and provide the best possible experience. If you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from safely wearing a face-covering, you may be able to substitute a looser fitting scarf or clear face shield as an alternative. However, if you cannot wear a face covering, you will need to request a reasonable accommodation and take extra precautions to protect yourself and others from contracting COVID-19. For Art Studios accommodation requests, please contact Mesa Arts Center Class Registration Office at 480-644-6520. For Mesa Contemporary Art Museum requests, please call 480-644-6560. For The Store at Mesa Arts Center, please call 480-644-6607.
  • At times, certain alterations may not be possible. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require Mesa Arts Center (including The Store, Arts Studios and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum) to take any action that fundamentally alters the nature of our programs or services or imposes undue financial or administrative burden or compromises our ability to safely operate.
  • We ask all guests that are not feeling well or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, to postpone their visit.

 

What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe:

  • 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.

 

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Online Reservation or Art Studio Workshop or Class Online Pre-Registration

  • Beginning December 1, Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios will be open to preregistered workshop attendees. All students must preregister online or by phone prior to arriving at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios. In person registration will be not accepted. Workshop and class sizes will be limited.
  • Beginning December 18, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will be open to attendees that preregister online for tickets at MesaArtsCenter.com/MCAM for a day and time slot (ticketing link and information coming soon). Tickets to Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum are free. All tickets have an entry time. Please arrive at your designated time so you have plenty of time to explore. We recommend reserving your tickets on-line in advance so you can select your preferred date and time to have a contactless experience.

 

Arriving at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios.

  • After you register for your class or workshop, you will receive information about the class location via email. Each studio classroom has implemented new safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
  • Please enter through the marked entrance, which is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Please leave six feet between yourself and other students once you enter the classroom.
  • When you leave, please exit through the marked exit.
  • Elevator: The Mesa Arts Center has an elevator to access the art studios on the second floor and instructions on its use will be posted.

 

Arriving at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

  • There is one museum entrance designated for entry which will be marked.
  • Please enter through the marked entrance, which is the only entrance open at this time and is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Please leave six feet between yourself and other visitors if you find yourself in line to enter. If you already reserved your ticket, please be prepared to show your printed ticket or your mobile device.
  • When you leave, please exit through the marked exit.
  • Elevator: The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum has an elevator and instructions on its use will be posted.

 

Arriving at The Store at Mesa Arts Center

  • Capacity will be limited to 8 individuals, 6 customers and 2 volunteers, at any given time.
  • Please leave six feet between yourself and other customers once you enter The Store.
  • Please sanitize your hands with the provided sanitizer upon entering The Store. We ask that you do this because the art cannot be sanitized.

 

Exhibitions

  • Most of our art exhibitions are open and ready for you to explore at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, although some galleries are in transition and will open on a staggered schedule in January/February.
  • You might find that some areas in the Museum are temporarily closed for your safety.

 

Social Distancing

  • As you wander through the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum or attend classes/workshops at the Art Studios, please follow the guidelines provided. You may find one-way paths that have been marked on the floor. Take note of any signs posted that help practice social distancing and also indicate which areas are open or have a limited access.
  • Each art studio classroom has implemented new safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in several classrooms, class sizes have been reduced to ensure each student can maintain at least 6 ft. social distancing from one another and dedicated sanitation stations will exist in each studio so students can sanitize their work station as they feel the need. Students can also expect to see new floor decals encouraging them to stay 6 ft. apart, as well as new signage in the studio classrooms designating which spaces can be accessed during class.
  • As always, if you have any questions, our staff is here to help. Staff also wears masks and practices social distancing.
  • We look forward to welcoming you back and seeing you soon!
  • So that Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and Mesa Arts Center Art Studios can safely remain open, we require all visitors follow the safety guidelines outlined above. Mesa Arts Center reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave.

 

COVID Warning:

  • COVID-19 Warning: We have taken enhanced health and safety precautions to protect you and other guests, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the any facility at Mesa Arts Center. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Mesa Arts Center Art Studios or Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum you voluntarily assume the risk related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Mesa Arts Center reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.

 

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.

 

We invite you to create, engage and stay connected with us online by visiting mesaartscenter.com/connectwithmac, or by exploring virtual performancesonline class offeringsArt to Go boxes and more.

 

Learn more: Mesa continues proactive measure in response to COVID-19 pandemic


 Please note the following Mesa Arts Center events or programs have had status changes:  

  • In-person Creative Aging, Dance for Parkinson's Disease and Arts in Mind programs have been suspendedOnline Creative Aging classes are available.
  • Mesa Arts Festival and all 2020-21 Out to Lunch events have been canceled due to historically large crowds that could create an unsafe environment where social distancing is difficult. On behalf of the City, we are sorry to share this disappointing news.

 

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.

Information and seating charts for each theater at Mesa Arts Center. 

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.