About

Both immersive and engaging, AURORA is an expansive public art event that transforms downtown Dallas into an open-air, urban playground of new media art, with installations of light, video, and sound presented on an unprecedented scale. The sunset signals the transformation of the city into one of the nations largest outdoor exhibitions, which has attracted over 130,000 attendees since 2010.

AURORA is the brainchild of artist Shane Pennington, spearheaded with co-founder and artist Joshua King, and veteran Dallas arts supporter Veletta Forsythe Lill, who continues to participate as a chief consultant.

The inaugural AURORA exhibition took place in 2010 in Dallas’ historic Old City Park and moved to the Dallas Arts District the following year. It has expanded over the years through the initiative and support of the Dallas arts community.

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Press

Anna Russ

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.

I’ve been living in Dallas for 9 years and never have I been to a cooler event than Aurora

The Dallas Morning News

Every two years, downtown Dallas is transformed into an open air, urban playground of new media art: light, video, sound, performance, and projection on an unprecedented scale. The immersive exhibition showcases work by a confluence of local and international artists, selected by a team of established curators.

It reshaped for the tens of thousands of people how art can be experienced, and demonstrated that the Dallas Arts District can be the perfect setting for events of this scope and scale.

Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor

Aurora is the brainchild of artist Shane Pennington, spearheaded with co-founder and artist Joshua King, and co-founder Veletta Forsythe Lill.