Art Tour Stops 26 + 27: Theatre and Art
Stops 26 and 27 on this Art Tour are two incredible facilities that offer the community beautifully enriching experiences.
Hale Theatre Arizona offers musicals and plays and performance art classes. Art Intersection offers art exhibitions, workshops, and classes.
According to theatre professional Robert Ruffin, there is proof that there is a “beneficial impact of music, art, dance, and theatre on our physical health…The National Education Association identified the number one reason people attend arts events is to socialize with friends…Perhaps [the arts] exist to give us a significant dose of the socialization our body requires to function.”
HALE THEATRE ARIZONA
Located at 50 West Page Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Hale Theatre Arizona is part of the longest continuously running, privately owned and operated theatre company in America. According to their website, “The Hale Centre Theatre has been dedicated to providing our patrons with the finest theatrical experience possible in an atmosphere as intimate and friendly as their own homes. In doing so, we have always selected shows which reflect our promise to provide fun and affordable entertainment.” For more information, visit: https://haletheatrearizona.com/
Located at 207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ 85234, Art Intersection “encourages creative individuals to take their work to the next level through programs and facilities in which they learn, create and exhibit. We embrace and promote the intersection of photography with related art forms as we foster imaginative and innovative approaches to serving our community in the pursuit of this vision.” According to their website, Art Intersection’s Mission is engaging “with our community through educational programs, creative work space, and exhibitions. Our community comprises individuals and organizations with a diverse range of photographic and artistic interests.” For more information, visit: https://artintersection.com
Kessler, Elaine. “Downtown Gilbert Features.” Elaine Kessler Photography. 2020. https://www.elainekesslerphotography.com
Ruffin, Robert. “We Need Theatre to Exist, and Maybe Research Can Prove Its Necessity.” HowlRound Theatre Commons. 26 June 2018. https://howlround.com/we-need-theatre-exist-and-maybe-research-can-prove-its-necessity