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Alley Art Festival in Aurora, Ill. is the last Saturday in August from noon to 5 p.m. on Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora. Rain or Shine!

Alley Art Festival is a local, grassroots outdoors art festival at Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora on the last Saturday of August. It’s a day of fun, music, and art – with 70+ local artists selling their art and handmade goods!

Photo by Tony Scott

***APPLY for a space in 2019 from 3/15 to 7/15 ***

We are 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 jump on board.

Artists: The festival is open to local artists only. Send inquiries to between March 15 and July 15. **No artists will be accepted past July 15. No exceptions. Set your alarm.** Only artists accepted to the artist list will be allowed to setup at the festival. 

Include the following information plus 3 to 5 jpeg images of your art (no zip files or links):

One sentence bio:
Words about/description of art:

*Artists booths should only sell handmade items, no resale or vintage items. All artists are responsible for their area. No offensive art allowed. You can bring a table, tent or whatever, and setup remains first come, first served. Plan on a 10 x 10 area. If you want to sell your art, then we ask that you come with it priced. The booth fee is equal to 10% of total sales at the festival. You MUST check IN and OUT at the info booth.*

Alley Art Fest now has a website:

Alley Art Fest is a grassroots art festival showcasing the talent of more than 60 artists along Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora.
Water Street Mall is located between Galena (near 43 E. Galena) and Downer (near City Hall at 44 E. Downer Pl.). It is a pedestrian-only mall; cars are not allowed.
Free parking is everywhere in downtown Aurora. Several lots are located within just a few blocks. Look for the green parking signs!

Alley Art Fest 2019 Mundy Park schedule:

Check back soon!

Food Vendors:

There is lots of free parking in downtown Aurora. Look for green, city parking lot signs nearby. There is also a garage at the SE corner of Downer/Stolp (free the 1st hour/up to $5/day). Street parking is also available up to 90 minutes. Look for the parking map posted on this event page. Alley Art Festival is RAIN OR SHINE!!!

Donate to Alley Art Festival Fund HERE.

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