MESA ARTS CENTER EXTENDS ITS STAGE STATEWIDE
Partnership Brings Artists & Cultural Experiences into Arizona Communities
PHOENIX…May 23, 2012…Arts festivals, dance performances and music workshops staged by Mesa Arts Center will now touch Arizonans of all ages thanks to a new series of AZArtBeat programs appearing through mid-July on Eight, Arizona PBS. As part of its Participation Enhancement Grants Program, the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation has funded the PBS documentaries on Mesa Arts Center’s education and community outreach efforts.
For more information about Mesa Arts Center’s educational outreach programs, contact Mandy Buscas at (480) 644-6609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out how to make these Eight programs available to schools, contact Kimberly Flack, associate general manager – education, at (602) 496-1104 or email@example.com.
The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa. Arizona's largest arts center is home to four theaters, five art galleries, and 14 art studios. Guests, patrons, and students come to Mesa Arts Center to enjoy the finest live entertainment and performances, world-class visual art exhibitions, and outstanding arts education classes. The Mesa Arts Center mission is to inspire people through engaging arts experiences that are diverse, accessible, and relevant. Mesa Arts Center has received numerous awards and accolades including the “2010 Arts Organization of the Year,” by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix; the “2011 Best Venue to See National Acts” Best of Phoenix New Times; and most recently “2012 Best Arts Center” Critic’s Choice azcentral.com. For more information, visit mesaartscenter.com.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.