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Dallas' most mind-blowing art installation invites you to join in

Dallas' most mind-blowing art installation invites you to join in

Dallas Aurora 2013
Aurora last lit up Dallas in 2013, but this year you have a chance to be a part of it. Photo by Scogin Mayo

Aurora, the massive multimedia art exhibit that blew Dallas minds in 2013, would like you to contribute to its next iteration, returning to downtown Dallas on October 16.

An immersive art experience that incorporates music, performance art, video and sound from artists around the world, Aurora takes place in downtown Dallas every two years.

This year, the founders are seeking your personal photos to become part of an installation called Memory Lane. Artists Veronika Georgieva and Stephen Shanabrook and curator Tim Goossens will set up a multi-screen installation on North Harwood Street between Klyde Warren Park and Flora Street. According to a release, it will "allow the community to see what life looked like in our region and the diverse and growing array of citizens who have helped shape it."

If you want to be part of it, submit photos taken from 1901 through 2000, highlighting momentous events such as births, weddings, vacations, get-togethers, aas well as daily life shots from hospitals, army bases, prisons, and orphanages. The deadline is September 23; for rules and submission specifics, go here.

Your submission enters you to win a pair of VIP tickets, which include two adult beverages, access to VIP lounges, and tickets to the afterparty in Strauss Square. There will be two winners: an Artist's Choice, awarded by the Aurora Memory Lane artists, and a People’s Choice, awarded by public vote. Winners will be chosen after the contest closes, and will be notified via e-mail.