In celebration of Dallas Arts Month, AURORA and Downtown Dallas, Inc. are thrilled to present the newest edition of VAN, a one-night event that will transform Pegasus Plaza into an outdoor, immersive video art exhibition.

This special edition of VAN also marks the first time AURORA invites Texas-based artists to propose their video artworks for the projection program through an OPEN CALL. See below for more details. 

Taking place on April 5, 2024 from 6 to 10pm, the exhibition will showcase video artworks created by leading Texas artists. 

Projections will run from 8 pm until 10 pm. From 6 to 10 pm, in parallel with the curated program, visitors are invited to enjoy live music, refreshments, and DJ set by DJ Blake, hosted by Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Friday Apr 5, 2024; 6-10pm
Live music: 6-8pm
Video program: 8 (sunset)-10pm

Pegasus Plaza
1500 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

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Submission deadline: February 25, 2024
Click HERE to APPLY!

AURORA cordially invites Texas-based individual artists and collectives, aged 18 and above, to propose their video artworks to be considered for the projection program of the 2024 VAN.  

Proposals should explore innovative approaches to AURORA’s 2024 Biennial theme, FuturePresentPast, conceived to ignite new ideas about the future. This overarching theme encompasses topics such as community connections, health advocacy, environmental sustainability, and the impact of displacement and migration on evolving cities. Responding to one or more of these topics, the selected works will contribute to an immersive exhibition, offering visitors the opportunity to experience art in an unexpected setting.

The works should be submitted exclusively in a vertical format to be projection-mapped onto a 4-foot-wide and 8-foot-tall panel without sound. Applicants must be available in Dallas on April 5, 2024, and able to produce, coordinate, schedule, install, and uninstall their project at Pegasus Plaza. 

The application should include an artist bio and proposed artwork description, both up to 200 words, a one-page CV, and a filled-out form. A minimum of 3 and no more than 5 supporting images should be submitted, no smaller than 500 pixels width, 125 dpi, and no larger than 2000 pixels width, 125 dpi. The maximum file size for each file is 10 MB, and the accepted file types are JPG and PNG.

Artists can send in their submissions, free of charge, from January 30 to February 25, 2024, at 11:59 PM CST. Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

For questions about the open call or VAN, please contact Corey Godfrey at corey@dallasaurora.com.

Video Art Night
is supported by:

Downtown Dallas, Inc.,  Texas Vignette, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District

Christopher Meerdo: ‘Null Object,’ Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth

Video Art Night visitors, Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth

Ella and Cedric Steed: ‘30mg Dogma Extraction II,’ Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth

 Video by Nick Borntrager; Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth

Kristin Lucas: ‘Hey You Sandpipers’, 2022, generative animation; Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth

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