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Mask Alive! Festival of Masks (Mesa)
March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MSTFree
Mask Alive! Festival of Masks
Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2-5 pm
Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
Free and open to all ages!
Come experience an artistic family engagement gathering featuring giant puppets, mask performers and celebrating the cultural diversity of our community! Local dance, music and theater companies will demonstrate the power of the Mask to transform the actors, as well as the audience.
Mask Alive is just one annual festival that Cultural Coalition produces throughout the Valley. The one thing that connects all of our events is offering these arts engagement opportunities for free to our communities and including a diverse line-up of performances that reflect the many cultures of Arizona. Having elected officials that value and uplift the arts is integral to making our festivals accessible to all.
Mask Alive Festival brings colorful characters and performances to Mesa thanks to the support of our artists, community members, and elected officials. In our newest blog, Cultural Coalition has a chance to speak with City of Mesa Vice Mayor Jenn Duff and Councilmember David Luna to hear how supporting Mask Alive is supporting the arts for our communities.
This year, you and your family will enjoy performances by Chinese Lion Dancers, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli, Japanese Taiko Drummers, Astarte Belly Dance Troupe, a Drumming Finale with artist Zarco Guerrero’s hand-carved drums and the beloved Parade of Giant Puppets! See you Sunday March 6 in the park!
Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis of Desert Dance Theatre and Step’s Junk Funk will join the Family of Mask Alive wearing custom made masks by Zarco Guerrero. Dance with us as we mingle in the crowd.
A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors! This event is made possible in part by Raza Development Fund, Inc. and the City of Mesa, especially Councilmembers Luna and Heredia, in addition to Vice Mayor Jen Duff. We appreciate their support of Cultural Coalition in providing accessible arts events to our community!
Please join us at this free festival at Pioneer Park in Mesa, on Sunday, March 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. We look forward to seeing you all there and thank you for supporting the arts!
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