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Mesa Arts Center’s WATER=LIFE Artmaking Workshop and Demonstration

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Water=Life is a comprehensive project consisting of a series of free community workshops leading up to a 9-day installation of collaborative art in Riverview Park. The culminating event is intended to look at the history and future of water in the Valley, and more specifically, to consider the numerous canals that nourished the Ancient Sonoran People who built them.

 

Adjacent to the Salt River and a Mesa wastewater reclamation plant, Riverview Park was once the site of 10+ canals. Through Water=Life, a team of artists will collaborate with local communities through art-making/creative practice to make palpable the legacy of canals that ran there, creating an immersive pathway/multidisciplinary experience evoking the power of water in our lives, past, present, and future.

 

The project is made possible by the Water Public Art Challenge, presented by the Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy. City of Mesa was one of five winners in the Water Public Art Challenge.

 

The project is presented by the City of Mesa and several of its departments, including the Department of Arts and Culture (Mesa Arts Center, i.d.e.a. Museum and Arizona Museum of Natural History), Department of Environmental Management & Sustainability, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, and the Department of Water Resources.

 

Please use the following hashtags to share your experiences with the project!  #waterequalslife #immerseyourself

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/events/water-equals-life

Organizer

City of Mesa
Phone:
480-644-3334
Email:
donna.difrancesco@mesaaz.gov
Website:
www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability

Venue

Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main st.
mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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Phone:
(480) 644-6500
Website:
https://www.mesaartscenter.com/