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Immersive and engaging, AURORA is an expansive free public art event that transforms Downtown Dallas into an open-air, urban playground of new media art that is not to be missed. With installations of light, video and sound presented in unexpected places, the sunset signals the transformation of the city into one of the nation’s largest outdoor exhibitions.

Since its founding in 2010 by artists Shane Pennington and Joshua King, along with veteran Dallas arts supporter Veletta Forsythe Lill, AURORA has attracted more than 130,000 visitors, commissioned and presented over 300 local and international artists. It continues to expand its reach and impact, boasting a 5:1 return in economic impact to the city associated with the biennial event.AURORA is currently the largest event of its kind in the United States and is quickly becoming a cornerstone cultural event for North Texas with local and international renown.

Quayola: Pleasant Places, PRELUDE 2016

James Guerts: Periphery, AURORA 2015


Shane Pennington
Aurora Co-Founder,
Creative Director

Joshua King
Aurora Co-Founder,
Executive Director

Veletta Forsythe Lill
Aurora Co-Founder, Founding Executive
Director of the Dallas Arts District

Undervolt&Co, AURORA 2015

Laserist Tom Harman and Rick Hutton: Inspired by Dali
3_Search: Sense/Coalescence
The Principals: Snowblind
3_Search: Sense/Coalescence

Carmen Menza & The Afterimage Collective: The Theory of Change

Jon Vogt: Cornersection


For media inquiries, please contact:
Anna Russ

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Monica Salazar
Director of Programming

Anna Russ
Marketing & Communications

Sharon Lyle
Strategy Advisor
Marsha Singer
Exhibition Logistics Coordinator

Erica Felicella
Local Art Program Coordinator

Jeff Whitfield
Web Architect

Paperlyte Film
Film & Photography Documentation

BRJ Production


Emily and David Corrigan

Carol and John Levy

Barbara and Jim Moroney
Sunny and John Ackerman
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Lydia and Bill Addy
Nancy and Randy Best
Shonn and Clarence Brown
Chris Byrne
Robin and Jim Carreker
Nita and Cullum Clark
Lucilo Peña and Lee Cobb
Maura and Tim Costello
Pam and Mark Denesuk
Claire Dewar
Adrienne Faulkner
Thomas Feulmer and Leland Burk
Tom Fagadau
Melissa and Trevor Fetter
Stacy and Mike Geisler
Carol and Don Glendenning
Juile and Ed Hawes
Mary Jalonick
Nancy and Mike Kerr
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
Veletta F. Lill and John Lill
Brett and Lester Levy
Willow Sanchez and Peter Lewis
Jill and Brent Magnuson
Karla and Mark McKinley
Lynn and Allan McBee
Suzanne and Patrick McGee
Linda and Patrick McMahon
Vicki and Brian Miller
Susan and Bill Montgomery
Michelle Moussa
Sharon Lyle and Mark Mutschink
Pat Priest
Linda and David Rogers
Catherine and Will Rose
Deedie Rose
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Jodi Shelton
Jackie Sherman
Nicole and Justin Small
Marlene and John Sughrue
Fallon and Robie Vaughn
Donna Wilhelm
Peggy Pepper and Greg Wilkinson  



Memo Atken, Simple Harmonic Motion
Liss LaFleur, You Belong to Me

3_Search, Blueprints and Perspectives


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