Aurora Public Art

Aurora Art League Group Exhibit

Featuring Artworks by members of the Aurora Art League and Poetry by the Aurora Poet Laureates

Exhibit Dates: April 7th – May 20th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th, 6-9PM

Poetry Reading: Friday, May 5th, 7PM

Summer Pop Art Calls For Artists

April 30, 2023 12-10PM

See Calls For Artists for Details

March 20, 2023

Aurora Public Art: Multiple Calls for Paid Artists & Community Art Volunteers

Deadline for ALL Submissions: 4-30-2023

Submissions Accepted via Online Form Only, See Links Below

Cost to apply: Free

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Color Me Warhol

The City of Aurora will be bringing all the fun and color of Pop Art to Aurora this summer with multiple events for Color Me Warhol, a partnership with the travelling Andy Warhol exhibit being hosted by the College of DuPage’s McAninch Center this June through August. 

Opportunities Available Now through Aurora Public Art:

Gallery Exhibit:

Live Street Art:

Asphalt Art Mural:


Coming Soon:

More artist opportunities for Color Me Warhol installations and events are coming; sign up here to be notified:

Gallery Exhibit: POP!

POP! is a community group exhibit of original Artwork inspired by Andy Warhol and the Pop Art Movement. Artists of all ages are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to Aurora residents. 

Members of the Aurora Public Art Commission will select artwork for prizes: 1st Place, $300; 2nd Place, $200; 3rd Place, $100. 

Location: Third Floor Gallery, Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl., Aurora

Submission Deadline: 4/30

Opening Reception: Friday, 6/2, 6-9pm

Closing Workshop: Saturday, 7/15, 2-4pm

Application and Details:

Live Street Art Event: Bom' the Lot 3

Bom’ the Lot is an annual, live street art and music event in Downtown Aurora; this year’s theme is Pop Art. 16 street artists will be selected for a one-year installation, roughly 10’ x 15’. Each Artist will be given 42 Montana cans of their color choices.

Location: Parking Lot H, 14 Middle Ave., Aurora

Submission Deadline: 4/30

Event: Saturday, 6/3, 10am – 10pm

Application Details:

Asphalt Art Mural: Downer & Stolp

Aurora Public Art will be sponsoring the City's first asphalt art mural this summer, to be painted on the street pavement within the pedestrian crosswalks at Stolp Ave. and E. Downer Pl. in Downtown Aurora. This paid opportunity is for an experienced muralist to create the design, and to transfer the outlines of the design to the pavement within one day. The ideal design will reference Pop Art. Public Art will manage a team of volunteer artists to paint in the shapes over the course of a second day, and will supply all necessary materials for outlining and painting.

Location: The intersection of Stolp Avenue and East Downer Place, approximately 28’ x 88’

Submission Deadline: 4/30

Installation Date: June, TBD

More information about asphalt art in general can be found at

Application and Details:

To volunteer:

More information can be found at

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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