Did you know that art and health are related? It’s true. Recent studies have proven that a trip to an art gallery or museum can positively impact your health and general wellbeing, like lowering anxiety levels and depression, and boosting critical thinking skills. In an effort to stay healthy and busy this season, we’ve pulled together our top picks of four art galleries to check out this summer near Gilbert, Arizona.
Art Intersection is all of the good things when it comes to art, creativity, and community. Located in the downtown Gilbert Heritage District, Art Intersection encourages creative individuals to take their work to the next level through programs and facilities in which they learn, create, and exhibit. Displays change regularly which makes every visit special. In addition to the gallery where you can view and purchase art pieces, you can also take classes, attend workshops, and enter the photo lab. Art Intersection is truly a hidden gem and must-visit in Gilbert.
The Vision Gallery
A small art gallery that is run by the City of Chandler, The Vision Gallery is home to rotating exhibits in a variety of media by local artists. There is a small shop for you to peruse, with a beautiful selection of jewelry, ceramics, and other art available for purchase. The Vision Gallery is loved by all ages, and they are happy to offer their very own Vision Kids Program, taught by local professional artists. Don’t miss out on the Art-o-mat, they have one of only two in the state of Arizona.
OneOhOne art gallery
This is our favorite mixed bag selection on the list. OneOhOne art gallery is an art gallery, a space for classes and lessons, and also home to 2nd Friday Night Out events. There is always something interesting happening, from the art shows, dance classes, and live music performances.
Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center is a unique complex of theatres, art galleries, and studios in the heart of Mesa, AZ. The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is the exciting visual art exhibition space at the Center, offering five stunning galleries that showcase curated and juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists. Admission is free, so head on over (pending COVID temporary closures) and get your art fill.
Boost your mood, health, and creativity with a little visit to one of these four art galleries this summer. Who knows, you may even be inspired to create a little art yourself. For more fun local places to visit, check out our blog page.