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Starting Friday, January 21, 2022, the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa will present the new exhibition, Imagine, Design, Build! Featuring 40 artworks by 15 artists from four states and six countries, the exhibition will include a variety of paintings, sculpture, fiber works, digital videos, LED lighting, and digital photography.

Running until Sunday, August 7, 2022, Imagine, Design, Build! will focus on the complexities of architecture, the art and science of designing buildings and structures, as well as the people who put this into practice as professional architects. Architects express an artistic vision through the size, shape, color, materials, and style of a building's elements.

Numerous interactive and artmaking activities will also be in the gallery that will allow visitors to act as an architect and design their own buildings using a variety of materials and techniques.

These activities include:

  • Fort building in our outdoor atrium space
  • Experience animal architects and builders in the Eagles Nest Reading room
  • See yourself inside the world of Minecraft in our green screen activity space
  • Experience the work of an architect in our Design Studio
  • Design your own architectural model in our Make a Model space
  • And much more!

Participating artists include: Laura Spaulding Best and Mayme Kratz, Mesa, AZ; Tim Boyle, Denise A. Currier and Amy Sansbury Manning,Phoenix, AZ; Jesse Orrico and Jeriden Villegas, California; Ralph Chermak, Illinois; and Gwyneth of Leech, New York.

International artists include: Josue Isai Ramos Figueroa, Costa Rica; Bernd M. Schell, Germany; Angela Yuen Ka Yee, Hong Kong; Shivendu Shukla, India; Danist Soh, Singapore; and Ricardo Gomez Angel, Switzerland. 

Plan your visit and purchase tickets at www.ideamuseum.org