Mesa Arts Center presents Ray Villafane’s Strange Encounters Exhibition — Halloween-theme works by the internationally acclaimed sculptor, pumpkin carver and creative installation designer. The exhibition features Halloween carvings, humorous vignettes and creepy characters in 15 installations outdoors and in store windows throughout downtown Mesa — all visible out of doors for safe, distanced family fun. Runs through Nov. 8. mesaartscenter.com/
The Strange Encounters Map will be available online and at locations throughout downtown. It include a scavenger hunt with clues for identifying items in the displays. Find them all and enter to win prizes! In addition, Villafane will provide access to a free instructional video sharing carving tips for elevating your jack-o-lanterns to works of art and using natural and recycled materials to create Halloween yard installations.