Aurora Public Art

Aurora Public Art The City of Aurora's Public Art Commission facilitates community service, education, and vibrancy

We are so grateful to welcome all the kids, families, friends, teachers and cocoa crawlers to the 1st floor and 3rd floo...
12/02/2023

We are so grateful to welcome all the kids, families, friends, teachers and cocoa crawlers to the 1st floor and 3rd floor galleries 🙌thank you!

Come check out these phenomenal works by the kids from all Aurora school’s 🙌
12/02/2023

Come check out these phenomenal works by the kids from all Aurora school’s 🙌

12/02/2023
Looking forward to welcoming the friends and families of our talented kid artists to the opening reception for the Winte...
11/30/2023

Looking forward to welcoming the friends and families of our talented kid artists to the opening reception for the Winter Garden of Youth, tomorrow evening 5-8pm.

The Public Arts Commission works to present public art in all its forms and provide a formal art presence for the residents of the City of Aurora.

11/28/2023

Pls. Save the date Friday, December 1st, 5pm-8pm. We are thrilled to announce the opening reception for the 25th annual, Winter Garden of Youth, exhibit at the gallery. Aurora students- K-12 from all over town are part of this gallery show. This exhibit celebrates the youth of Aurora.

Thank you to all our attendees for the Artist Discussion and Lino Cut Print Workshop led by Rene Arceo. Amazing prints w...
11/18/2023

Thank you to all our attendees for the Artist Discussion and Lino Cut Print Workshop led by Rene Arceo. Amazing prints were made followed by a riveting discussion.🙏 ✨

Aurora Artists! Submission Deadline 11/25Public Art is seeking 3-5 local artists for a collaborative mural project on pa...
11/06/2023

Aurora Artists! Submission Deadline 11/25
Public Art is seeking 3-5 local artists for a collaborative mural project on panels, to be installed on the west facade of Pierce Art & History Center in Spring 2024. For more information and to apply: bit.ly/dlpmural

Limited seats available for our next FREE Lino carve and print workshop. Please reserve your seats via this eventbrite l...
11/05/2023

Limited seats available for our next FREE Lino carve and print workshop. Please reserve your seats via this eventbrite link. Nov 18th, 10am-noon, led by legendary printmaker, artist and teacher Rene Arceo.

Ven y únete a nosotros en el taller de tallado e impresión de Lino inspirado en Michoacán, liderado por Rene Arceo, donde podrás aprender y

11/02/2023

"Critically acclaimed and carefully curated films will be presented ... at multiple venues, letting our city shine bright," officials said.

ATTENTION:-Call for Aurora Artists: Collaborative MuralRELEASE: October 25, 2023 APPLICATION FORM: https://bit.ly/dlpmur...
10/27/2023

ATTENTION:-

Call for Aurora Artists: Collaborative Mural
RELEASE: October 25, 2023

APPLICATION FORM: https://bit.ly/dlpmural
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 25, 2023

Aurora Public Art
20 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505
www.aurora-il.org/329/Aurora-Public-Art
[email protected]

RELEASE: October 25, 2023
QUESTIONS DUE: November 17, 2023
ANSWERS DELIVERED: November 20, 2023
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: November 25, 2023
NOTICE OF SELECTION: December 15, 2023
PROJECT COMPLETION: April 15, 2024

Aurora Public Art is seeking local artists to create a floral-themed mural for installation on the west side of the David L. Pierce Art & History Center at 20 E. Downer Place. The 35’ x 20’ mural will be painted indoors on multiple panels, to be installed outdoors in Spring 2024. Applicants must live or work in Aurora; applicants must be willing and able to collaborate with other artists and Aurora Public Art staff. Aurora Public Art will provide artist stipends, materials, and temporary studio space; artists will not be responsible for installation or maintenance of the mural.
In addition to being a long-term, independent work of public art, the mural will serve as a backdrop for Aurora’s first new sculptures since 2008. The grouping of 5 sculptures, designed by artist Edra Soto, will be installed in the adjacent sculpture park in Spring of 2024.
Interested artists should apply via the online form at: https://bit.ly/dlpmural Pending the nature of submissions, 3 -5 artists will be selected for the project team. Selection is competitive; submissions will be evaluated on professional experience, demonstrated experience in realism, and demonstrated experience in large-scale painting. No submissions will be accepted after the November 25th deadline.
For more information, see the application link at https://bit.ly/dlpmural

Thank You!

The Public Arts Commission works to present public art in all its forms and provide a formal art presence for the residents of the City of Aurora.

Thank you to all our attendees and talented instructor Cherylyn Gnadt, for teaching the carve and print beginner worksho...
10/27/2023

Thank you to all our attendees and talented instructor Cherylyn Gnadt, for teaching the carve and print beginner workshop last evening- wonderful work and amazing keepsake prints.
Please stay tuned for the next one…

Thank you for the terrific response, last 10 spots remaining till this event is SOLDOUT!!! Pls. hurry and reserve your t...
10/19/2023

Thank you for the terrific response, last 10 spots remaining till this event is SOLDOUT!!! Pls. hurry and reserve your tickets via Eventbrite...before we sell out this free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aurora-public-art-announces-a-free-carve-print-workshop-w-cherylyn-gnadt-tickets-740924403837?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=IwAR3O3oBUX9fmx7aiYSncmDgIZn7qaqeaLXjMmCIAOUAZwPDnp-PX8dkjiY0

Aurora Public Art Gallery invites you to signup for a FREE "Dia de Mu***os", themed Lino Carve & Print Workshop w/ Cherylyn Gnadt, ages 14+

What a pleasant surprise to run into the Kane County Outdoor Educational Center S.L.I.P group of students and teachers. ...
10/17/2023

What a pleasant surprise to run into the Kane County Outdoor Educational Center S.L.I.P group of students and teachers. To bring them to the gallery for a tour of Cultural Paths:La Michoacan Art. 🙌 pls contact us for any upcoming school trips - we’d love to have the kids tour the gallery.

10/12/2023
This show 🙌
10/12/2023

This show 🙌

Cultural Paths:Michoacan Arts exhibit is open to the public. Please take time to visit this informative show.
10/12/2023

Cultural Paths:Michoacan Arts exhibit is open to the public. Please take time to visit this informative show.

The grand opening of the exhibit
10/07/2023

The grand opening of the exhibit

Please visit the gallery 6-9pm for this astounding exhibits opening reception.
10/06/2023

Please visit the gallery 6-9pm for this astounding exhibits opening reception.

10/03/2023

Sneak peak of what’s in store for first Friday 10/6 we are very excited to be opening the Cultural Paths:Casa Michoacán exhibit 6-9pm. Please take time to visit the gallery.

And it’s a wrap … Citizen Beige is leaving the gallery! Thank you all of you who attended this show …🙏💖
09/16/2023

And it’s a wrap … Citizen Beige is leaving the gallery! Thank you all of you who attended this show …🙏💖

Steve is here… come catch him live at the gallery till 4pm today ✨
09/16/2023

Steve is here… come catch him live at the gallery till 4pm today ✨

✨Steve Banks will be our presenting a talk on his Citizen Beige exhibit- the shows closes tomorrow afternoon. Please be ...
09/15/2023

✨Steve Banks will be our presenting a talk on his Citizen Beige exhibit- the shows closes tomorrow afternoon. Please be at the gallery at 2pm to participate in this interactive Q&A.

9/16, 2pm...Pls attend this insightful talk with our highly acclaimed featured artist Steve Banks...ask questions, liste...
09/12/2023

9/16, 2pm...Pls attend this insightful talk with our highly acclaimed featured artist Steve Banks...ask questions, listen, dive deep into these larger than life 3D painted constructions, sculptures and recycled art.

Pls save the date, Saturday 9/16 @ 2pm at the gallery for a free artist talk w/ Steve Banks. The Citizen Beige show clos...
09/08/2023

Pls save the date, Saturday 9/16 @ 2pm at the gallery for a free artist talk w/ Steve Banks. The Citizen Beige show closes bringing the summer of POP art to an end, pls come take a look at this colorful, meaningful, colossal exhibit with something for everyone!

Listen to the conversation here with Quad City native Steve Banks about how humor can be used to effectively deliver a message about culture and identity; the creation of multi-panel pieces for this exhibition which he likens to a symphonic suite with different movements; and the studio space and ar...

Mark your calendars Saturday  9/16…2pm Enjoy the upcoming Free Artist Talk featuring Steve Banks … ask questions and tak...
08/17/2023

Mark your calendars Saturday 9/16…2pm
Enjoy the upcoming Free Artist Talk featuring
Steve Banks … ask questions and take one last look at this exhibit before it closes.

So much to see … this is a thought-provoking, fun exhibit - come see for yourself during gallery open-hours
08/12/2023

So much to see … this is a thought-provoking, fun exhibit - come see for yourself during gallery open-hours

Still time to come meet Steve Banks …
08/05/2023

Still time to come meet Steve Banks …

Steve Banks is in the house …
08/05/2023

Steve Banks is in the house …

Meet and greet the artist - Steve Banks will be at the opening this evening 6:30pm … see you in 6 hours
08/04/2023

Meet and greet the artist - Steve Banks will be at the opening this evening 6:30pm … see you in 6 hours

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20 E Downer Place
Aurora, IL
60505

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 4pm
Thursday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

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(630) 256-3340

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