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The Millet House in Mesa has been serving marginalized people for over twenty years, first via technology outreach, later with a real-life gallery that brings together emerging and established artists of all walks of life so that they can learn from one another. Under normal conditions, people come to the Millet House twice a week to eat. Then after dinner they make art or help make plans for our shows and activities. During the week they may come for cooking lessons, or bring their little ones for “messy art” projects. They might come to borrow a book from our library or to pick up art supplies to take home. 

Artwork by Vanessa Ortiz.

Now, under pandemic conditions, we have transitioned to virtual activities. Our first quarantine show, art-while-apart-Black-lives-matter, was a huge hit – you can still view it at Now the artists have planned two more virtual shows: the next, to be called Silver Linings, will take place in October, and the third will include a Christmas gift market. Our weekly Pizza evenings have transitioned to Zoom meetings each Friday, to which all are invited – including you. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and to talk about art. Even our most marginalized members are now successfully using Zoom!

If you have a working smartphone or an old laptop to donate, we would find them very useful in these virtual times. Some of our members are still using older phones that do not provide good focus or color, and that makes things difficult for artists.

To learn more about Millet House and upcoming opportunities to serve, please contact Sandra Sutton.

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Artwork by Jamie Glasser
Artwork by Tara Kosciukiewicz
Artwork by Tiesha Harrison
Artwork by Venessa Ortiz Zapata

About Saint Barnabas

Welcome to, our church community’s online expression of our life and mission. If you are looking for a place that feels like home, a place where friends remember your name and become excited when they see you across the patio, a place where members share the value of deep, life-changing faith in Jesus, you’ve come to the right place. All are welcome.