ARTS-Access, React, Teach, & Share
As a support group to the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation, the La Mesa ARTS Alliance believes that a diverse community of artists and arts organizations is essential to the cultural, educational, social and economic vitality of La Mesa. The organizational goal is to foster the arts in our community using the ARTS toolbox: Access, React, Teach, and Share. A focus of the organization is youth art education.
The La Mesa ARTS Alliance is dedicated to providing a variety of arts experiences to the community including:
- La Mesa Walking Art Trail
– Utility boxes painted by local artists dot the downtown La Mesa Village landscape – see the video
- Mosaic Tile Artwork at Briercrest Park
Several utility boxes in the city were chosen to be the canvas for local artists to transform into works of art. Inside the Walking Art Trail brochure is a walking map showing the locations of the painted utility boxes. The artist who painted the individual boxes is noted in the artist key. Additional public art and local attractions are highlighted on the walking map.