Public Art Commission

Virtual Youth Programming

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Aurora Public Art will host regular virtual youth programming for students who are sheltering in place amid COVID-19 cancellations and closures. All sessions are free and open to the public. Programming will begin Monday, June 8.

Programming will include sessions across many artistic media. Drawing, Painting, Music, Dance, Drama, and Culinary Arts are among the many offerings. Aurora Public Art will partner with other organizations to produce some of the content. For example, a weekly draw-along session will feature animals from Phillips Park Zoo. Other partnerships include poetry workshops with Aurora’s Poet Laureate and Deputy Laureates. Chefs from area restaurants will provide cooking demonstrations.

Programs will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Sessions will also be available on Aurora Public Art’s YouTube page. Students who are unable to access these sites on school devices may join via Zoom. Please send an email to [email protected] to get access codes for Zoom sessions. Otherwise, tune in to Aurora Public Art’s Facebook or YouTube pages!

This Weeks Sessions

Musical Monday: Dance Lesson with Simply Destinee

  • Aurora’s Simply Destinee will teach a dance routine. 
  • Monday, July 6 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Fireworks Over the City Skyline with Gin Ingram

  • Gin Ingram will lead students through the process of painting fireworks over the Aurora skyline. 
  • Suggested materials: Paints, brushes, and a canvas or other background. 
  • Tuesday, July 7 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary,  

Lettering with STLTHART

  • Learn how to create unique lettering step by step. Once students understand the steps to build lettering, they will be able to create their own custom lettering. 
  • Suggested materials: Pencils, markers, paper. Printable coloring sheets, courtesy of the artist, are available for download at by clicking here: STLTHART Coloring Sheets
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Phillips Park Zoo Animal Draw-Along featuring Jen Keller

  • Learn to draw an iguana from the Phillips Park Zoo.
  • Suggested materials: Pencil, eraser, and paper. 
  • Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Foodie Friday: A Culinary Demonstration with Gandi Falcon

  • Gandi the Juice Guru will show us how to make some of his delicious, healthy juices. 
  • Friday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Gandi the Juice Guru

Summer Art Support

Aurora Public Art’s Summer Programming is still seeking sponsors and instructors.

Call for Artists to Lead Video Sessions

Calling All ArtistsArtists interested in providing virtual content are encouraged to submit an application at https://bit.ly/summer_artists





Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor CallSponsorship opportunities are available at https://bit.ly/summer_sponsors