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“Aurora” mural will be welcome sign to downtown

Aurora will soon have a new, welcoming mural along West Galena Boulevard. Local artist and muralist Josh Schultz was given the green light by both Aurora’s City Council and Aurora Downtown’s board of directors to begin work on a mural

Call for Art: Sugar Skull City

Aurora Downtown will be turning downtown into Sugar Skull City from October 15 to November 15 to coincide with Day of the Dead events during First Fridays on November 6.  Sugar Skull City will appeal to all ages and afford

2020 Alley Art Fest map and schedule

This year, Alley Art Festival is going downtown-wide in downtown Aurora. Here’s what it will look like. (Bring a mask.*) Artists will be set up from noon to 5 p.m. at the following venues (RAIN or SHINE):Gallery 1904 at 1 E.

Aurora Downtown seeks nominations for at-large board seats

Aurora Downtown, a nonprofit of downtown business and property owners, announced its annual board election process has started for 2020. Nomination forms are due by August 24. The downtown organization oversees Special Service Area (SSA) #One with a 22-member board.

Guides Eat, Drink & Play


We invite you to explore downtown Aurora while living in a socially responsible world. Dine outdoors. Order take-out. Enjoy curbside service. Shop our small businesses online or in person with masks on. Order gift cards. Tune into virtual events. Join us in staying strong and supporting local. We've got this.

About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One  in downtown Aurora, Ill. Aurora Downtown is governed by a volunteer board with specific goals to enhance the downtown area.
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