Aurora Art Walk designed to showcase artists, community

Creativity will once again be on display in Aurora this weekend.
Local art enthusiasts have been working behind the scenes for many years on a vision to add a splash of culture to our community. Nowhere is that effort more visible than the Aurora Art Walk, which is set for Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
Now in its fifth year, this event is designed to showcase artists from throughout the region, and this year will also feature a few displays from around the state. In that sense, the Aurora Art Walk will help showcase its host community.
Aurora has a strong and well-deserved reputation for its artistic flare, as several talented artists, photographers and musicians call it home. We’ve seen that reputation continue to grow over the years, with help and support from local businesses as well as the Hamilton Community Foundation Fine Arts Committee.
The Aurora Art Walk takes that community support to another level, as more than 20 Aurora businesses will host an artist Saturday, inviting art enthusiasts to circle the downtown square. Every downtown street will be alive with artistic energy in businesses hosting artisans who are exhibiting, demonstrating and selling their artwork.
It’s a fairly unique opportunity to see artists working in oil, watercolor, ceramics, illustration, wood turning, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafts and more, looking over their shoulders as they work or to ask questions about the creative process. That, in itself, is not something you can see and do every day.
This is a most worthwhile effort as it brings people together to promote greater awareness of the variety and quality of artists in our area, while also encouraging all of us to tap into our own creative spirit.
Kurt Johnson

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