Lose Yourself At The Mesquite Arts Center

The beautiful city of Mesquite has an impressive Arts Center on Galloway Avenue, it’s worth including on any visit to the city. Even if you live here, you should be planning a visit!

The Mesquite Art Center has a simple mission, to ensure everyone has access to the visual and performing arts. It wants to inspire creativity, educate, and become a place to celebrate the arts.

The art center has its own car park and the office is open Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. However, while it’s nice to see the inside of the place, the real attraction is the shows and exhibitions.

Of course, as with any arts center, the exhibitions change regularly. You’ll need to take a look at their website to find which shows are on and what will appeal to you the most.


If you’re interested in paintings and drawings it’s worth checking out the Kim Cadmus Ownes exhibition. Kim grew up in Texas and has dedicated her life to bringing images of Mesquite and the surrounding areas to life. Her work balances a retrospective look at the architecture and culture of the city as it evolves, with its modern-day appearance.

Another recurring exhibit is the “Paint U in the Horseshoe”. This is a collaborative project which included more than 20 events. All the events were held between 2019 and 2021, at the height of the pandemic.

The project focused on bringing the community together and sharing the common heritage by painting horseshoes. In all, over 200 were painted. The sight of them all will send shivers down your spine. The exhibit celebrates this achievement and it’s free to take a look!


Alongside the evocative art work, the Mesquite Art Center hosts a variety of concerts. The halls have been carefully designed to maximize the acoustic effect, ensuring every event is an absorbing and satisfying experience.

If you wish, you can even hire sections of the art center for a private party, allowing you to create your own masterpieces or simply enjoy the cultural exhibits on offer.

Of course, if you have a passion for the arts, you’ll want to check out the Opal Lawrence Historical Park, it will allow you an even greater understanding of Mesquite and the surrounding area.

Don’t forget, this community center is a non-profit organization. Visiting won’t just be an interesting experience, you’ll also be helping to support the local community.

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