Aurora Public Art


OCTOBER 1, 2022 12-10PM
Live Street Art, Skaters, DJs, Bands
14 Middle Ave., Public Parking Lot H, SE Corner of Lake and New York Streets

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Aurora Public Art's Second Annual Live Street Art Event

New in 2022:

  • Themed live-painting referencing elements of Aurora’s past and future
  • A 10-hour music festival featuring an eclectic line-up of House Funk & Hip Hop DJs, Punk Bands, Spanish Ska, English and Spanish Rappers, and live 60’s-70’s covers
  • Skateboarding demonstrations and more, including Johnny Fonseca, FroSkate, Fargo Skateboarding, and Aurora 88’s roller derby
  • Free kids’ art activities
  • Food Trucks

 An Eventbrite ticket is required for entry. The suggested donation is $5, to Aurora Public Art's Fund to Pay Fair Wages to Artists. Those unable to pay a donation may access a ticket for free. Tickets are available at this link and via the QR code on the flyer. Click the flyer below for a downloadable pdf. Flyer and banner design created by Dadasoulface.

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Cres Roc
Jose Art
Lita Lu
Pierre Lucero
Pugs Atomz
Stef Skills
-and more

Brown Royal
Bussy Kween Power Trip
Damage Dames
Heet Deth
Higher Ark
DJ JFonzo
Malafacha Ska
Pueblo de la H
Pugs Atomz
-with a special appearance by
John San Juan's 60s/70s SUPERGROUP

Updates and information about the entertainers will be shared on the Aurora Public Art Facebook page.

Link directly to the event here.


Featuring: Monica Rezman, Jean Alexander Frater, & Bobbi Meier

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 2, 6-9PM
ARTIST PANEL: Saturday, September 24th, 2-4PM
EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, September 2- Saturday, September 24, 2022

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The Aurora Public Art Commission will host Resilient, an exhibit showcasing the works of three acclaimed Chicago-based artists: Monica Rezman, Jean Alexander Frater and Bobbi Meier. 

The public is invited to attend two free events during which they can meet the artists. An opening reception will be held September 2nd, 6-9pm, during Aurora Downtown’s First Friday event. An artist panel discussion will be held Saturday, September 24th, 2-4pm. A collectible exhibit catalogue will be published following the closing of the exhibit." 

Curator Jenn Byrne shares, “For each of these artists, decades of commitment to their craft, both informed by and challenged by the multiple roles women play, has led to the development of uniquely sophisticated yet relatable approaches to story-telling through textiles. Rezman, Meier, and Alexander Frater move without boundaries between two- and three-dimensional fields; I see this innovation, shared amongst all three artists, as a result of the laid-back wisdom and sense of humor one earns over years of experience releasing expectations and adapting to life’s constant changes.” 

Rezman performs alchemy with humble cardboard, burlap sacks, and found objects to create puzzle-like forms. In her sculptures, she explores intimacy within abstraction.

Alexander Frater deconstructs her paintings, first painting the canvas then ripping it up, to disrupt the traditional format of painting. Her process morphs the 2D into the 3D and references history, tradition, and language.

Meier stuffs fabrics of varied textures and bold colors, to create soft sculptures that are at once fun and grotesque. These abstract works reference the body and reflect the complexity of lived experiences, life’s joy, fear, and frustrations.

Aurora Public Art is sponsored by the City of Aurora.

Third Floor Gallery
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
20 E. Downer Place, Aurora IL 60505

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: Wednesdays-Fridays 12-4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m..

Contact: Jenn Byrne Evans at [email protected] 

Downtown Aurora Public Art Map

Downtown Aurora has over 50 Public Art installations to discover, with more to come. From the Aurora Transportation Center to the Santori Public Library, murals and sculptures can be found amongst the historic architecture, restaurants, and shops, and along the Fox River Trail.

Learn more about each artwork on our Downtown Public Art interactive map.

Click here for a printable file of the brochure below.

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Take a guided tour of the murals and sculptures in downtown Aurora by downloading the Otocast app and clicking on Aurora Public Art. The Otocast guide provides locations, directions, photographs, background information, and a brief audio clip about each piece of outdoor art. Many of the audio clips are interviews with the artists who created the installations.  (Click HERE for enlarged version)

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