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Flourish: The Art of Life on Earth Season Kickoff

"Flourish: The Art of Life on Earth" season kick-off festival! This event is free and open to the public- we hope to see you there!

September 13, 2019, 6:00 PM–10:00 PM

Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

*FREE EVENT*

Bloom and grow wild at the 2019-20 season kickoff event! The free, family-friendly festival is inspired by Flora & Fauna, one of five exhibitions opening in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum this fall. Through the exhibitions, live entertainment, artmaking, demonstrations, delicious food and drink and more, the event invites us all to look closer and celebrate the incredible, fascinating world in which we live.

ACTIVITIES WITH

  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Liberty Wildlife
  • Compost demonstrations with Recycle City
  • Art Studios open house and demonstrations

LIVE MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

  • Alliance Pavilion Stage
  • Citrus Clouds 6-6:45pm
  • Hot House Orchids 7-7:45pm
  • Paper Foxes 8-8:45pm
  • Bogan Via 9-10pm

Theater Lobby (acoustic sets)

  • Paper Foxes 6-6:45pm
  • Dog Apes (by Southwest Shakespeare Company) 8-8:45pm
  • Citrus Clouds 9-10pm

Arroyo

  • CaZo Dance Company

TASTY EATS & DRINKS

  • Bring your own water bottle! Stay hydrated and fill your own water bottle at City of Mesa’s Water Resources Water Bar
  • Soundbite Food Truck/Shortleash Hot Dogs
  • Freak Brothers Pizza
  • Awesomesauce Bowls
  • SuperFarm SuperTruck
  • Udder Delights
  • Paletas Betty
  • Not Your Granny’s Apples
  • Cuties Lemonade
  • Dulce Vida
  • Two bars located on campus

BOTANICAL VENDORS

  • SW Herbs
  • Holistic Earth Remedies
  • Ahimsa Essentials
  • Peppermint Jim

VISUAL ARTISTS

  • Bloom Technologies by Kendra Sollars
  • Lauren Lee Photobooth
  • Large scale animal sculptures made with plastic bags by Kyllan Maney
  • Metal Flower Garden by Matt Smith, MAC metals instructor and students