ABOUT AURORA

AURORA Dallas is a free and public contemporary art exhibition centered in the Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the U.S. Across 19 city blocks of downtown Dallas, the exhibition presents interactive new media artworks such as light, video, performance, and sound in exciting and unexpected public spaces. Both immersive and engaging, AURORA is a platform for intersecting the local community with national and international artists in a way that is both compelling and personal.

For one unforgettable evening, the sunset signals the transformation of the 68-acres of downtown Dallas into one of the nation’s largest and most cutting-edge outdoor exhibitions. Attendees will see and become a part of an evening full of art, live music and performances. AURORA’s aim is to liberate art from space and disciplinary confines, involving the general public and the international arts community in an inclusive and larger cultural conversation about artistic experience. 

Originally spearheaded by Shane Pennington and co-founders Joshua King and Veletta Forsythe Lill, AURORA Dallas is also support from The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Art District, the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and AT&T Performing Arts Center. The free and public art exhibition was originally modeled after all-night events known as “Nuit Blanche” (French for “White Night” or “Sleepless Night”) that take place annually in some of the world’s greatest cities and are renowned for their innovative interpretations of the urban art festival concept.  

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“SOME OF THE COOLEST ART IN THE DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT”

      Dallasnews.com

 

“IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING AND UNIQUE EVENTS DALLAS HAS

EVER EXPERIENCED AND THE PRAISE OF PATRONS AND VISITORS HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING”

Veletta Forsythe Lill

                                                                                    

“AURORA WAS THE BEST THING I’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE DISTRICT

SINCE THE GRAND OPENING” 

Kevin Moriarty