Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Aurora Arts Festival This Saturday!!

Come PLAY in the Aurora Arts and Cultural District! Each Summer the Aurora Cultural Arts District puts on an arts focused event for the City of Aurora and neighboring communities. This year the event will be held this Saturday, June 29th from Noon-5pm.
This year’s theme is PLAY! The district welcomes its neighbors to get to know the art district right in their own backyard. Hosted in Fletcher Plaza (9898 E. Colfax) this event is geared towards kids and families and will focus on the PLAYful environment that art creates. “Our goal is to engage the neighborhood and introduce them to what the art district can offer and the events we support,” says new Managing Director, Tracy Weil.
Festival goers can expect all sorts of art focused activities during the festival, including the following:
  • Over 50 Local artist demonstrations and booths, PLAY with Interactive art & craft activities for kids and families, sponsored by DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts), ACAD Artists, The Athena Project & Trash as Art.
  • DAVA Mural Scavenger Hunt!
  • Live painting, chalk and mural artists!
  • Appearances by characters from The Hobbit, courtesy of the Aurora Fox.
  • Original Aurora Renewal will be debuting their new “Masking Tape Masterpieces” series where you can make your own master piece using colored masking tape.
  • Special mini PLAYS and performances hosted by the Ignite Theatre and the Vintage Theater.
  • PLAY through dance, with FREE Dance Classes at Kim Robards Dance and a brilliant performance at 4pm, “Aurora”
  • Local Food & Beverages trucks and vendors, including Dry Dock Brewery Beer Garden
  • PLAY on Bounce houses and other children’s play equipment
  • Live Music PLAYed by Local Musicians on the Fletcher Plaza stage including music by the Aurora Symphony, Banyan Tree, Gora Gora Orkestar and more!
  • PLAYful Gallery Tour: District Galleries and Creative businesses will be open, giving the public opportunities to view the current exhibitions in the district. Locations include The Collection, The Blue Chair Garden, DAVA, 1400 Dallas and Red Delicious Press.
The Aurora Culture Arts District (ACAD) is an independent non-profit organization leading local creative businesses, individuals, and the local business community and area residents, partnering with the City of Aurora and other entities in efforts to enhance the district as a destination through cultural and educational experiences.
For more information please visit our web site at

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