80 Artists Transform Dallas for Aurora 2015

Dallas is opening its doors once again to Aurora, “part-street festival, part-massive art exhibit” that allows artists from across the country to display their talent and use the city as their creative vessel. This event took place in downtown Dallas in 2013, and was received very well by the citizens. The recorded number of attendance was 35,000 two years ago, and the patrons are expecting a similar amount October 16, 2015.

This beautiful spectacle is a rare one; the vitality and artistry expressed is still discussed today in the Arts District today by those who attended. The AT&T Performing Arts Center lights up in various colors, and different art exhibits are projected onto different buildings.


Children were able to walk up to a camera and have their face projected onto an expansive wall while others opted for the “Process of Illumination” in which you interact with the exhibit and walk through the glowing hallway.

There are several international artists that are coming in for the “Immersive Public Art Event of Light, Video, & Sound,” and some of them are Dallas locals. There are, however, a multitude of artists that are coming in from New York and even across the pond!

This event is free for all who want to come and explore the 68-acre exhibit. The website boasts that Aurora is the largest outdoor new media art festival in the U.S., which debuted in the Dallas Arts District in October, 2011.


Participating venues include: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Winspear Opera House, and Dallas City Performance Hall.

The art pieces can be sculpture, video, installations, interactive environments, or visual performances. Any and all are welcome to this grandiose event, so mark your calendars for October 17th, 2015!