Business name: Mesquite Arts Council

Kaitlyn Sakry, assistant manager

Business address: 1527 N Galloway Ave. Mesquite

Year opened: 1981

Total number of employees: 5

The Mesquite Arts Council is a nonprofit organization designated to support and nourish the arts in Mesquite. The council allocates local grants funds and resources for the arts, provides needed services to artists, member organizations and the community; and is active with cultural planning, development and advocacy of the arts.

What does your business offer that is unique compared to similar businesses?

The Mesquite Arts Council is truly unique in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. There are only a small number of arts organizations in the area that are arts councils. We are dedicated to offering assistance in helping artists, arts organizations, and community groups promote and sustain the arts.

What is the most important part of your job on a daily basis?

Promoting and providing the arts in Mesquite.

What are your keys to success?

Building relationships with arts organizations and connecting them to the Mesquite community.

What surprises you most about your job?

The total number of hours we work each week.

Tell us something most people wouldn't know about your company.

Many mesquite residents do not realize the large number of affordable events that take place at the Mesquite Arts Center, nor do they take advantage of renting the our beautiful facility for personal and family events.

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