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“Phase II” Opens at Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios Main Gallery brings the work of established Chicago and Batavia artists Steve Sherrell and Richard DeVeau together in an exhibition titled: “Phase II,” opening April 8 and continuing until May 7, 2016. Sherrell, a seasoned Chicago artist and Professor...

One Paragraph Review: “West Side Story” at Paramount Theatre

Love and hope. Tony and Maria. The Sharks and the Jets. “West Side Story” throws the audience into a world of dichotomies and opens up a conversation about basic human emotions conflicting with societal constructs. Director Jim Corti questions whether the 1950s...

Local Artists Wanted for Alley Art Festival on Aug. 27

Alley Art Festival returns on Saturday, Aug. 27. The festival is looking for local artists and thing makers. If you live or work in the Aurora region and create original work, then apply within. Volunteers are also welcome to email us and...

Curator Retires at Aurora Fire Museum

David Lewis retired from the Aurora Regional Fire Museum last week. Lewis was a co-founder, curator, board of director and a longtime friend of the fire service. “His dedication and passion in preserving the history of the Aurora and surrounding fire departments...

Unleashing Downtown Aurora’s Creative Economy

  Pam Schallhorn recently gave a stage full of workshop attendees permission to be creative. As Schallhorn, a community economic development educator from University of Illinois Extension, spoke to the civic-minded crowd at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb, she said it’s...

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