Upcoming Exhibition:

Aurora Public Schools Art Educators Art Exhibit at DAVA

Please join us for an exhibit of Aurora Art teachers’ artworks at DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts). This marks the 16th annual Aurora Art Educators show. Through this exhibit, art educators get together to celebrate their accomplishments through personal artworks. DAVA is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. The exhibit will be open to the public from February 3rd to March 4th with the opening reception from 4 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday February 3rd. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. 

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For the fourth year in a row, the educators will be creating small artworks to be auctioned – garden gnomes this year. All proceeds raised from this portion of the show will be donated to A.J. Boik’s Memorial Scholarship at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. A.J. had graduated from Gateway High School and was planning to attend RMCA+D to study Art Education, but his life was cut short in the Aurora Theater shooting. Please attend the exhibit and consider buying a small work to help support this important memorial scholarship. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and by appointment.  For more information, e-mail gallery@davarts.org, call 303-367-5886


Open until January 22:


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Opening Reception: Friday December 4th; 4 pm to 7:30 pm.

Youth at DAVA create special works of art year round and this is their contribution to the holiday spirit of giving. The exhibit focuses on the theme of nature and growth.

Proceeds from this exhibit support year round art programs for youth at DAVA. 

Location: 1405 Florence Street, Aurora CO 80010, one block south of East Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.  Works will be on display until January 22nd, 2016.

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Above: Handmade print by Isis J, age 11 and bug houses by Hiram S., age 16

DAVA is a wonderful destination for handmade holiday gifts. Youth experimented with a wide range of materials and techniques to create natural products, ceramic succulent pots and soap dishes, paintings, prints and bug houses. There are carefully crafted soaps and lotions from organic ingredients, along with prints of birds and locally grown plants. Scrap wood from DAVA’s construction site was used to make houses for bugs and mixed media paintings. You will find treasures to keep or give away!         

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(Left to Right: artworks by Meredith Nemirov, Farrago Candles and Naomi Scheck) 

Artworks by guest artists include works with stains and paper cuts by Naomi Scheck that recall natural growth. Meredith Nemirov draws details of trees in original manners. Paintings by DAVA alumni Uriel Pelaez will also be included. Colorful candles sculpted on a lathe by Farrago Candles and fabric baskets by Jill Davis complete the exhibit.





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Lanterns at the Holiday Show ArtBot exhibition in the DAVA Gallery Maria at a gallery opening reception Mural detail by Job Training students