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Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum reopening next month

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PHOENIX — Both the Mesa Arts Center and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum are set to reopen their doors after shutting down in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The arts center will welcome visitors to its art studios and store starting Dec. 1, while the museum will reopen to members on Dec. 18 and to the public on Dec. 22.

Classes at Mesa Arts Center’s art studios will require preregistration online or by phone due to limited workshops and class sizes.

In-person registration won’t be allowed, according to the press release.

Students will be socially distanced in the classes. Plexiglass barriers have also been installed in several classrooms, the center said.

Tickets for the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum are not yet available, but guests will be able to acquire them for free online.

Visitors will be asked to select a day and time slot to reserve their ticket for. The museum recommends reserving tickets in advance for a contactless experience.

Museum hours are reduced until Jan. 10, according to their website.

Reduced hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For guests safety, the museum will have some one-way paths marked on the floor and signs to encourage social distancing, as well as one entrance point and one exit point.

Masks are required for all people over the age of six at both venues.

Temperature checks will be conducted at entry and hand sanitizer dispensers will be available in high traffic areas.

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