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 […]

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, […]

El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Posted on Oct 3, 2016
El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Thank you to everyone who attended El Puente Festival at the Tempe Center for the Arts last  Sunday! It was a blast!  Whether you missed El Puente Fest or not, there is still time to get your fix of cultural events for you and your family. This weekend is El Puentecito  Festival, on Saturday Oct […]

Voces Unidas Choir to perform at yearly Festival

Posted on Sep 15, 2016
Voces Unidas Choir to perform at yearly Festival

It’s no secret that music has its benefits beyond pleasure. Through contemporary research and practices, music therapy has provided new opportunities for treatment, and many are singing its praises. One group that is doing just that is the phoenix-based Voces Unidas or “United Voices” Choir. The singers in Voces Unidas Choir all have something pretty […]

Community Spotlight: Rosie’s House

Posted on Sep 7, 2016
Community Spotlight: Rosie’s House

In our tour of 20 years in the community, we have come to know and work alongside many fantastic organizations. One whose positive influence and dynamism cannot be understated: Rosie’s House. Rosie’s House, a free, music academy in inner-city phoenix provides musical instruction and education for children ages 5-18. Rosie’s House is unique in its […]