Mesa Arts Center slates special program for veterans

Mesa Arts Center slates special program for veterans

Mesa Arts Center will host an open house 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 15, for veterans and active-duty military interested in joining its Arts in Service, a program offering free art classes that is supported by the Boeing Company. Participants can register at the event in advance of online registration beginning Dec. 17.

The program offers an opportunity to use studio arts in finding a supportive community, stress relief, working toward overall health and wellness or pursuing career interests in art making.

More than 100 veterans and active military have participated in past programs. Military personnel teach all the classes, which focus on a wide range of media.

Air Force veteran Caryn Walsh said, “I feel comfortable to learn what I can, at my own speed.”

The program is offering sessions January-March 2019 and March to May. Every class option will repeat to serve many more participants this year. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by emailing or by calling 480-644-6564.

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