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Arts Center

  1. Lanny Quarles: Collage / Ink Series

    January 11, 2021, 8:00 AM - March 27, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Main Gallery

    Please join the Mesquite Arts Council as they present artists Lanny Quarles to the main gallery of the Mesquite Arts Center. Quarles’ Collage Series was originally commissioned by Cecil Touchon's Santa Fe, NM gallery for a group show and later for a solo exhibition. The works focus on finding ways in which the materials at hand elicit their own voices and expressionisms in a conversation with the artist or viewer. The Ink Series follows a long period of working in asemic or abstract writing techniques. Originally working on long sumi-e scrolls on rice paper, these works followed an even more "all-over" approach, while retaining many of the same writing, or calligraphy inspired methods of mark-making.

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  2. Paige Lehmann | Freedom from Grieving

    January 11, 2021, 8:00 AM - March 27, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Chamber Gallery

    Please join the Mesquite Arts Council as they welcome Mesquite artist Paige Lehman to the chamber gallery. Freedom From Grieving includes a story series of 12 pieces created by abstract alcohol ink artist, Paige Lehmann. The concept of Freedom From Grieving is to share her story through visual art and poetry about going from an internal place of deep grieving to an external place of joy without ceasing. Each piece is created to inspire joy, connection, and intimacy for viewers. All pieces will be created with vibrant alcohol inks, both warm and cool tones, and iridescent gold.

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  3. Just For Kids: Saturday Morning Fun! | Tie-Dye

    March 20, 2021, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Mesquite Arts Center's YouTube channel

    Please join the Mesquite Arts Council as they present Just For Kids: Saturday Morning Fun! This series of events will be a virtual option for families to learn an art activity and create together as a family.

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  4. Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents Lightspeed: Music for Strings

    March 20, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall

    Please join the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra as they present their Spring concert "Music for Strings". This event will be held inside the concert hall. Mask and social distance will be in effect. This concert will be performed without intermission. Performance: SHAW | Entra’cte for string orchestra GRIEG | Holberg Suite, Op. 40 DAY | Lightspeed TCHAIKOVSKY | Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

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Home Page Calendar

  1. Community Development Block Grant Application

    March 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021, 5:00 PM

    Mesquite receives CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds are available to eligible non-profits, city departments and neighborhood organizations. Applications will be available online at beginning Friday, March 19. Applicants may also request a copy of the application by contacting the CDBG Coordinator, Ruby Butler, at 972-216-6425 or The deadline for applications is Friday, April 23 by 5 p.m.

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  2. Mesquite Black-Owned Business Symposium

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM @ Zoom: or by telephone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 877

    The Mesquite Tri-East NAACP will host a virtual panel interview with business leaders and city officials to provide information to business owners on how to grow their business. Listen to presentations on programs about advertising and networking for business success.

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  3. Texas History Month/Movie Night at the Barn

    March 20, 2021, 6:30 PM @ Opal Lawrence Historical Park

    Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) will host a Texas History Month themed movie screening outdoors Saturday, March 20. The evening will include concessions available for purchase, Texas and Mesquite trivia, and other entertainment.

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  4. Lightspeed: Music for Strings

    March 20, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1527 North Galloway Ave Mesquite, TX 75149

    Please join the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra as they present their Spring concert "Music for Strings". This event will be held inside the concert hall. Mask and social distance will be in effect.

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Parks & Recreation Master Calendar

  1. Bunny Trail Drive-Thru Event

    March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Westlake House

    The City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation will host a drive-through Easter egg event. The Bunny Trail is Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. The free event will feature goody bags and professional photos with the Easter Bunny. Bunny goody bags with candy-filled eggs and take-home activities will be offered to each child, while supplies last. As an added surprise, a few select bags will contain special ‘golden eggs’ with prizes inside from event sponsors, Whataburger and Bubba’s 33. A professional photographer will take a free photo of families from the safety of their vehicles with the Easter Bunny. Photos will be available for download on the event webpage. For event details and a driving map to enter the park call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260 or visit

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