Mesa Seeking Artists, Architects, Designers To 'Activate' Downtown

Published: Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:45pm
Updated: Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:52pm

(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
Downtown Mesa.

Mesa is looking for ideas of ways to “activate” its downtown — and it wants artists, architects, planners, designers and people who’ve never done this sort of thing before to submit prototypes.

At the end of the month, city officials will review the proposals and pick the winners, who’ll take part in Mesa’s inaugural Main Street Prototyping Festival in November.

To get a sense of what the city is looking for, I met Cindy Ornstein, the executive director of Mesa Arts Center and Mesa’s director of Arts and Culture. She explains what she's hoping to get from the submissions.

Prototype submissions are due on Jan. 23. The winners will be announced by the end of next month.

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