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Monday
May152017

DAVA FUNDRAISER!

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts’ (DAVA) Annual Fundraiser


Innovation & Imagination

Building Creativity and Confidence in Our Youth

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 6:00pm-8:30pm

The Hangar at The Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas Street

Aurora, CO 80010

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of DAVA youth learning and succeeding through the arts.

 

Monday
May152017

SLEEPING BEAUTY - Vintage Theatre

SLEEPING BEAUTY

MAY 20 TO JUNE 10, SATURDAYS AT 2 P.M.

Aurora seemed born lucky! A princess with three magical godmothers? Too bad her parents left the most important guest uninvited. Can Aurora avoid the curse and achieve her rock and roll dreams? Or is she doomed to sleep forever? Join us for this family-friendly interactive theatre event to find out! You never know who might show up in this highly irreverent retelling of the classic tale!

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Monday
May152017

A TIME TO KILL - Vintage Theatre


A TIME TO KILL

APRIL 7 – MAY 21, 2017

When a father kills the two men who attacked his daughter, it’s up to a young attorney to keep him from a death sentence and a community from being torn apart. Based on John Grisham’s explosive best-selling novel.

By Rupert Holmes, from the novel by John Grisham.

Directed by Bernie Cardell

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Monday
May152017

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT


PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

April 21 – May 28

Based on the popular cult film, this high-energy musical adventure follows three disco drag queens aboard a battered old bus on a road trip through the Australian Outback. This hilarious and heartwarming production features dazzling costumes as well as a virtual hit parade of dance and sing-along favorites, including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Love the Nightlife” and “I Will Survive.”

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Monday
May152017

CALL FOR VENDORS - AURORA ARTS FESTIVAL

We're looking for vendors for the Aurora Arts Festival this year! Click here for more information!

Monday
May152017

Spinoff - Kim Robards Dance and Spinphony

Photo credit: “Aloft”; Choreography: Kim Robards; Photo: Stan Obert

 

Tickets now on sale for Spinoff - Kim Robards Dance and Spinphony

Come together for a dynamic and energy-filled evening of masterful Robards choreography and virtuoso musicianship.

“This is what great modern dance looks like. I was riveted the entire evening!” Pat, audience member from Evergreen, CO

Friday, May 19, 2017

Aurora Cultural Arts District
The People's Cultural Center
9995 East Colfax Avenue

7:30 PM

For ticket info call: 303-825-4847

To purchase tickets:

Info@KimRobardsDance.org

Adult: $ 25.00 ages 18 and older

Senior: $ 20.00 ages 65 and older

Student: $ 18.00 ages 13-17

Child: $ 15.00 ages 12 and younger

For more info visit the KRD website

 

Tuesday
Apr112017

DAVA - Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Working in Art Programs for urban Youth after school or /and during the summer 
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) offers year-round art programs for youth ages 3 to 17. We accept volunteers and interns all year with a higher need during our busy summer months. We are currently looking for interns and volunteers to assist in all programs all year, and additional interns during the summer (June 5 to August 4)
Candidates with education or experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: fine arts (ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber arts, printmaking, electronic and digital media, video) we are also looking for students with knowledge of robotics, coding and film production, art education, education, social work, nutrition or early childhood education. Candidates must have a strong desire to work with youth in a very diverse environment. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in teaching art and working with youth in a non-profit art organization.
 
*Candidates with some knowledge of Spanish or any other languages spoken in the neighborhood including Somali, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, … are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Volunteers and interns work in programs commit to a regular schedule. Programs include: a drop in art studio for ages 7 to 17, job training programs in visual arts and digital media for ages 11 to 14, a drop in family arts program for ages 3 to 6 with parents, a gallery and a portable art school. Volunteers will be assigned to programs according to their interests, availability and skills. In all programs, students learn creative skills, art techniques and social skills. Interns and volunteers can work from 4 to 40 hours a week depending on their availability.
 
Responsibilities include:
● Work with program manager and program leaders to design a variety of art projects
● Assist during class time, including projects set up and clean up
● Be a positive and inspiring model for youth
● Depending on the student’s interests and hours, students can also help with kiln firings, data entry, office duties, project planning and preparation, gallery set up, presentation of students’ works, video editing, outreach and marketing.
 
A background check and interview is required for all volunteers and interns.
 
To apply, please e-mail a brief letter of interest with your availability to Viviane Le Courtois, Program Manager at gallery@davarts.org.  
 
DAVA is located one block south of East Colfax at the intersection of 14th and Florence in Aurora Cultural Arts District.
 
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org or call DAVA at 303 367 5886.   

 

 

Tuesday
Apr042017

SWIPE! at the Vintage!

SoundBox Presents: "SWIPE!" A 21st Century Love Story. This musical takes the audience on an interactive journey of love. Presented every 1st and 3rd Saturday night at the Vintage Theater at 8pm. You help the performers decide on how they choose their potential soulmate. A hilarious, raucous and highly entertaining show you don't wan't to miss! Tickets are $12 if purchased online, $15 at the door. Purchase your tickets today for the limited run of this fantastically funny and touching show at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swipe-a-21st-century-love-story-tickets-33073247975

Tuesday
Feb282017

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Vintage Theatre Productions, Colorado
THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW
MARCH 31 – MAY 21, 2017 - GET TICKETS!
Jennifer is just an average girl who re-engineers obsolete missile components for the U.S. Army from her bedroom. When she decides to meet her birth mother in China but can’t leave her home due to her agoraphobia, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact in this comedy.
By Rolin Jones
Directed by Mark Pergola

 

 

Friday
Feb242017

ATOWN ART at the STanley!

The Aurora Cultural Arts District has a up a pop up gallery space at the Stanley Marketplace! ATOWN ART is located in space E201 on the second floor. We're thrilled to be able to showcase Aurora Artists at this new breakthrough space!

Stop in and see the first exhibition. The gallery is generally open Thursday and Friday evenings and weekend!

UPDATE: Travelers of the Lost Dimension will be using the space several times each week as a part of their pop up performance at the Stanley over the next few months.

Sunday
Jan082017

The ACADIA Project

We are pleased to announce that we have recieved a major grant from the Denver Foundation for The ACADIA Project! The Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) has convened two partners - ‘FAX Aurora and Community Enterprise Development Services, to develop The ACADIA Project (TAP).

This program will identify refugee and immigrant artists in Aurora and help them build creative businesses to market and sell their crafts. We are working on raising additional funds to help fully realize this new project. If you'd like to contribute please click the donation button below.

This program will directly assist the artist and creative entrepreneurs in our community in pursuing their craft for economic success and self-sufficiency. The majority of program activities will be located in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, on the Colfax Corridor. This area is among the most culturally diverse areas in Colorado, with nearly 40% of the adult population identifying as foreign born. The area also has high levels of poverty, with over 43% of families living below the poverty line.

Funding will cover the costs of planning, outreach, recruitment, and training of program participants. The idea for the program came about via community conversations with over 18 community partners in early 2015. These groups pointed out the need for more engagement with our refugee and immigrant neighbors, and the need for economic development and support for these groups.

The collaborative partners all bring particular skill-sets and relationship to the project. ACAD will bring their experience in building creative business and supporting local artists. FAX Aurora will bring their relationships with small business owners and expertise in doing business in this area of Aurora. Community Enterprise Development Services will help identify refugee and immigrant artists. They will also assist program participants with micro-loans to build or expand their businesses. 

Friday
Dec022016

New artist studios in ACAD! 

Here is a great opportunity for artists that would like a space in the Aurora Cultural Arts District!

Next to Mu Brewery!

Call Scott for more info 303-364-1165. $1.50 per sq. ft. Great location on Colfax and Dayton!!