Creativity Thrives Here

Photo: Artist Tesa Fuqua and son pictured at an

ACAD Pop up Gallery in Stanley Marketplace

ACAD Trick or Treat 2019


October 26th, 12pm-5pm! Come out for an afternoon of family fun. Trick or Treat through the district at over 10 shops, enter the costume contest and other activities throughout the day.

Celebrating our diverse communities.


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The Aurora Cultural Arts District and it's stakeholders are stewards of our neighborhoods and it's important that we present authentic and honest content celebrating who we are. (Photo 5280 Artists Coop)

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With alighned leadership and clear communication our district asks tough questions and respects our vibrant community. We believe it's important to be as transparent as possible in everything we do.

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Through collaboration ACAD is dedicated to bringing the community together using the catalyst of art.

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ACAD promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.

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Diversity Drives Culture.

The District and surrounding area are home to significant socioeconomic, racial and cultural diversity. ACAD and its many partners (Theatre Esprit Asia, Roshni, 5280 Artist Co-op, Tonos Latinos, etc.) are actively engaged and highlight the diversity in this unique community. 80010, 80011, 80012 are some of Coloradoʼs most diverse zipcodes). The district has worked hard to engage these groups in programming and participation in the arts and culture district-wide.


Vintage Theatre Productions - Ain't Misbehavin'



Dedicated to integrity and transparency.

The Aurora Cultural Arts District Strategic Plan will guide the actions of the organization during the three-year period of 2017-2019. It will be used to inform decision-making by ACAD staff and the Board of Directors, and as applicable, the City of Aurora, partners and other stakeholders.

This plan was developed by the Aurora Cultural Arts District Managing Director and Board of Directors, with the support of Purpose Aligned Consulting.

Kim Robards Dance in the Aurora Cultural Arts District

Kim Robards Dance in the Aurora Cultural Arts District


Photos Below: Daniel Sauvé