Aurora: Future Worlds

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Herman Kolgen
Photo courtesy of Aurora 2016

Immersive and engaging, Aurora is an expansive free public art event that transforms Downtown Dallas into an open-air, urban playground of new media art. With installations of light, video, and sound presented in unexpected places, the sunset signals the transformation of the city into one of the nation’s largest outdoor exhibitions.

Under the theme of "Future Worlds," the fifth edition of Aurora - a public biennial exhibition focused on light, video, and sound art - invites artists and visitors to imagine a series of possible futures. A series of artistic propositions will engage the public and urge audiences to think about the direction the world might take and actively participate in its creation.

Aurora will debut a new urban footprint that centers on the iconic I.M. Pei-designed Dallas City Hall and stretches throughout Dallas. This convergence of art, architecture, and innovation is perfectly timed to give prominence to Dallas’ standing as an international contemporary art destination.

In addition to the main event on November 3, there will be a citywide program of collateral events happening October 30-November 2. Go to the festival website for a full schedule of events.

Event Details



Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Ticket Info

Admission is free.