Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

The Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts (MCOYA) student art exhibition continues to be one of our most popular annual exhibitions for nearly ten years! This year’s exhibition features artwork from the grade 12 students of Aurora and runs from Saturday March 06, 2021 – Saturday April 24, 2021 online and in-person.

MCOYA21 will showcase this talented artwork by installing the exhibition in the newly renovated gallery space on Aurora Town Hall’s second floor at 100 John West Way. To best celebrate the work of these creative senior students, this exhibition will also live online on this webpage and will feature accompanying engaging virtual content. We are excited to safely increase this show’s accessibility by producing an online gallery of high-resolution photos of each displayed art work as we have with our previous online exhibitions. Last year there was approximately 500 gallery visitors at The Centre for the MCOYA20 exhibition, and this year with the online gallery page we expect to have even more!

Art Bytes

Enhance your gallery experience with these MCOYA videos! Art Bytes is an online series that includes conversations with the artists, behind-the-scene videos, and a limited run performance video. Visit our Art Bytes page to see the upcoming videos and remember, new content is released every Thursday of the exhibition so come back often!

View Art Bytes Here

Exhibition Guestbook

Want to share your thoughts on the exhibition? Join our Discord Server and leave your comment! Discord is a free easy to use online service chat service which can be accessed via a web browser or through the mobile and desktop applications. The MCOYA21 server is text based only and open for anyone who makes a Discord account. It serves as a virtual HQ for student engagement and updates on our upcoming content and news.

Join Discord Here


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