Our Vision

Creativity thrives here.


VISION: The Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) is a diverse and vibrant arts destination that embraces its urban heritage and drives economic growth.

MISSION: The Aurora Cultural Arts Districtʼs mission is to encourage artistic and cultural creativity through advocacy, promoting programs and activities, supporting our multicultural urban communities, and providing opportunities for diverse expression.

VALUES: The Aurora Cultural Arts District is committed to building a better downtown area that utilizes the arts and creative businesses to spur a vibrant, diverse and economically sustainable place. With integrity and transparency, ACAD will serve as a responsible steward that fosters and promotes the District’s uniqueness and its many creative enterprises. Through collaboration and inclusiveness ACAD is dedicated to bringing the community together using the catalyst of art.

The Aurora Culture Arts District provides events for artists to share their work with the community via our annual Aurora Art Festival, IMMI-FEST and other special events throughout the year. We support the arts in the community. 

In March, 2012 the Aurora Cultural Arts District was designated as a Non-Profit c(3) organization. Interested in getting involved in ACAD? Email our Managing Director Tracy Weil.

Collective Consciousness performance at the ACAD Gallery Theater 2017  

Collective Consciousness performance at the ACAD Gallery Theater 2017