Attention artists, are you looking for something cool to do this summer? Look no further than the Mesquite Fine Arts Center and the Virgin Valley Artists Association (VVAA). They have a plethora of art classes where patient and caring instructors will teach you in any medium you can imagine. If you prefer to work on your skills on your own but still want someone with the same passion to guide you through some rough spots or just give you some advice from another pair of eyes, they offer that as well. Every Friday morning from 9 until 11:30 a.m. you can drop in and get a few pairs of eyes on your own work with a really fun group or you can brush up on your skills with a group activity. Friday morning classes are like paint night without the wine and it’s during the day, but don’t count it out because of that, these gals usually end up lunching together and you can have the wine then. You do have to become a member of the VVAA but the Friday morning classes are free and there’s no need to register. For more information on the informal Friday morning classes and other classes the VVAA offers, contact the gallery at 702-346-1338, visit their web site at or drop in the gallery Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Photo by Teri Nehrenz