2017 A Year of Highlights: Donate

Posted on Dec 21, 2017
2017 A Year of Highlights: Donate

The Cultural Coalition is a collective of artists who practice both visual and performing arts, and gather every year for a variety of events and festivals to showcase indigenous arts in order to engage and educate our community. We’ve been in operation  for the past 21 years. We serve mostly inner city families and children, […]

El Paseo de los Abuelos @ #MesaPrototype Festival

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
El Paseo de los Abuelos @ #MesaPrototype Festival

This Friday and Saturday we are part of the #MesaPrototype festival hosted by the City of Mesa,  featuring many other artists in an effort to “activate the public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity & vibrancy in Downtown Mesa.”    El Paseo de los Abuelos is a project started by families and participants of the September […]

Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or […]

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

If you’ve never celebrated Dia de Los Muertos before, or learned about its history you might have some questions about the origin of the holiday. If you’re not a Spanish-speaker, you might even be unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary or traditions of Day of the Dead. Not to fear though! Today we’re answering all […]

Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

Posted on Oct 6, 2016
Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

This week on the 20th anniversary blog series it only feels right to talk about a community fixture catering to kids and families in Mesa for 38 years, the i.d.e.a. Museum. The i.d.e.a. Museum is known for its ever-changing art exhibitions, hands-on, multi-sensory art projects and its increasing use of technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, […]