Become a Host Location

Thank you for your interest in participating as a host location in beautiful downtown Aurora. We seek to pair local and regional artists with businesses willing to host artists’ work in their downtown location for the third weekend of September. We do our best to pair an artist with your location that complements your business.

Business support is key to the development of arts and culture in our community. To be eligible to participate in Art Walk Aurora as a host location, businesses must fall within the one block area of the downtown, agree to abide by Art Walk Aurora Host Location Guidelines, and display visual artwork and/or host performing artists. Please reference the Host Location Guidelines for more information.

Businesses located outside of the downtown boundaries may elect to sponsor Art Walk Aurora to support the arts community in downtown Aurora, while gaining brand visibility. Sponsorship opportunities range from $100-$2,500 per Art Walk Aurora event. Please email us at to become a sponsor.

How do I apply to be a host location?

To apply as a host location, please Jana VanHousen at 402.694.6210 or send an email to The deadline to participate is the third Friday in March (March 20, 2020).

How much does it cost?

The cost is $40.00 for advertising and promotions and is to be paid in advance.

May I supply my own artist?

No, all artists must apply and be juried by the Art Walk Aurora selection committee. This insures the highest quality and variety of art for our art patrons. Please have the artist submit an application. Artist applications are due by the third Friday in April (April 20, 2020).