Media Takeout

The photo on the web site promoting the Mesa Arts Festival makes the event appear more biker rally than art festival. But behind those rows of parked Harleys lurk the colorful canopies covering the sprawling aisles filled with original art and gift items from 38 local, regional and national artists. Works include oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures, drawings, metalwork, jewelry, photography, pottery, ceramics, glass applications, and just about any other medium imaginable. The annual festival also features how-to art demonstrations, children’s activities, and food from local vendors. A varied schedule of live music filling two stages with local and national acts, including Sol Gitana, Celestial Misfits, Dustin Jake, and Sugar Thieves, will keep the joint jumping.

Sat., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Glenn BurnSilver
Contact: Glenn BurnSilver