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Downtown Aurora Visual Arts - DAVA Youth Show Opening

DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts)

Artworks and Photographic projects by DAVA Youth
Opens Thursday March 30th, 4:00 - 7:30 pm
March 30th - June 7th, 2017

The exhibit addresses healthy life choices and social issues through artworks by DAVA youth. A portion of this exhibit, focusing on health and wellness will showcase photographic projects created by DAVA youth ages 7 to 17 in the open studio to coincide with the Month of Photography in Colorado. The exhibit opens to the public with a reception on Thursday March 30th from 4 to 7:30 pm and runs through June 7th, 2017. DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) is located at 1405 Florence Street, one block south of Colfax in the Aurora Arts District. 
During this annual exhibition, middle and high school students tackle important subjects like substance abuse, health, social behavior, and racial issues while elementary school students focus on nutrition and exercise. They research areas of their choosing before selecting a medium through which their ideas are expressed.  The resulting exhibition is designed to educate the community through the eyes of young people.

Students ages 7 to 17 in the open studio are learning about photographic processes through projects using film photography, pinhole photography, photo-collage, stop motion, and iphonography. They will make pinhole cameras and use them in February with the help of students from the Community College of Aurora. 

All of DAVA’s exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information about the exhibits email 

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. For more information about our programs, visit


DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts)
1405 Florence St.
Aurora, CO 80010