What is Art Walk Aurora?
Art Walk Aurora is a free, self-guided walking tour located in Historic Downtown Aurora, Nebraska.
Art Walk Aurora was founded in 2014 by a handful of local artists and community members as a platform to encourage artists and art enthusiasts from the region to participate and celebrate art. This event organically grew into what we recognize today as Art Walk Aurora with over 20 locations to view and purchase art.
Where is Art Walk Aurora held?
Participating artists will be located on, or within a block, of the Historic Downtown square in Aurora, Nebraska.
When is Art Walk Aurora?
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The event is held annually on the third Saturday in September.
Where can I get a map with the artist locations?
You can pick up an Art Walk map at any of the hosted artist locations. The map can also be found on the Art Walk Aurora website and Facebook page.
Where can I park?
On-street parking is available in Historic Downtown Aurora including the following parking lots:
- Hamilton Telecommunications (12th & K St.)
- Heritage Bank (12th & L St.)
Will food be available for sale during the Art Walk?
Four restaurants are located on or connected to the square.
- Coasters Coffee Co. (open 7 am – 4 pm)
- Rath’s Café (open 7 am – 11 am)
- Grandview Café & Lounge (open 10 am – 1 am)
- JoJo’s Gelato & Grill Food Truck
Additional restaurants in Aurora include Pueblo Viejo Mexican Restaurant, China Garden, Overtime Bar & Grill, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Runza, Casey’s, Pump-n-Pantry.
Does Aurora have additional public art that I can view while I am in town?
You will find the Hamilton County Veteran’s Memorial located on the Downtown Courthouse lawn as well as two Nebraska by Heart sculptures which were part of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial celebration in 2017. Additionally, you will find two Sandhill Crane sculptures located at the entrance to the 9th Street trail entrance to Streeter Park.
Does Aurora have any Nebraska Passport Stops?
The Plainsman Museum is a 2018 Nebraska Passport stop. The Plainsman Museum is open 9am-4pm Saturday.
What other points of interest are located in Aurora during my visit?
Aurora is home to many unique gift and retail shops, the Edgerton Explorit Center, Plainsman Museum and many great parks. Please visit these attractions via website or Facebook for hours of operation to plan your itinerary.
Lodging is available at Ken’s Motel and Streeter Park RV/tent campground. Visit AuroraNebraska.com for more information.
Will there be live music during the Art Walk?
Enjoy live music by singer, songwriter Myles Jasnowski from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Jasnowski will be under the tent on the Hamilton County Courthouse lawn. This performance is sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation Fine Art Committee.
I have another question not addressed here.
We are happy to help. Please email us at ArtWalkAurora@gmail.com with any additional questions.
How can I hear about Art Walk Aurora updates?
Visit Art Walk Aurora, NE on Facebook or ArtWalkAurora.org.