The Mesquite Arts Center was built in 1995 and hosts 1,400 various events annually. The centre includes an acoustically correct performance hall which has a canopied stage for music and seats 492 - quite a cosy little theatre. There is also a rehearsal hall, theatre and gallery. Surround these areas is a landscaped courtyard Japanese red maples, bald cypress and live oaks.
The Centre is often referred to as a mini version of Dallas' Meyerson Centre - actually inside the auditorium its quite impressive on a small scale. Mesquite even has its own Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the year that have varying exhibits and concerts.. some of them free.