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Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity

It doesn't take a genius to see that the mind holds infinite possibilities, from electric cars to cutting-edge medical breakthroughs, and bullet trains to Mars rovers. All it takes is a little spark, which is exactly the idea behind spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity.

A mixed festival featuring live music, spoken word and hip-hop performances, stilt walkers and circus acts, in addition to numerous immersive activities, spark! seeks to bring out everyone's best. There will also be a musical playground, hands-on art marking activities, interactive art exhibits, a DJ/VJ installation, glow-in-the-dark jugglers, a Bike Zoo workshop, and a Lego building area. The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will also be open and feature the show "35th Annual Juried Contemporary Crafts Exhibition."

Get those creative juices flowing at spark! from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Mesa Arts Center, One East Main Street. Admission is free. Visit or call 480-644-6500. -- Glenn BurnSilver

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