Featured Image: Select artworks featured in the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts 2024


Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts 2024

February 10 – April 20, 2024
Online through May 17, 2024

Since 2011, the Aurora Cultural Centre has showcased up and coming artistic talent from graduating students across Aurora. This year, 55 artists from Aurora High School, Cardinal Carter Catholic Highschool, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, École Secondaire Catholique Renaissance, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School have brought their work into the gallery – in-person and virtually – for a collective celebration of their creative achievements  

The public reception for the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts 2024 (#MCOYA24) is Thursday, February 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Opening remarks at 7 pm. Light refreshments provided, and all are welcome! 

Featured Artists:

Dorsa Abedi, Avail A., Romy Barakat, Nicholas Bascevan, Melissa Bianchi, Samara Brown, Alyssa Bruno, Sophie Cao, Liam Cappelli, Victoria Cappiello, Isabella Chiu. Angelina Ciani-Sanchez, Cassandra Connor, Taryn Conrad, Zenyx Crombez, Elijah Da Silva, Mona Dadras, Olivia DelleCese, Nikki Downes, Ava Dracopoulos Ives, Manaal Durrani, Mariella Fernandes, Rose Fragomeni, Sophia Granada, Jaylah Hall, Erin Hannaway, Samantha Herschmiller, Afifa Hossain, Kristztina Incze, Kia Jabbari, Justina Kandiotis, Uliana Kobyakova, Kyle Lam, Alexandra Lavric, Martin Leung, Jem Mabee, Elise Mazzawi, Angie Moreno Patino, Sarah Polthion, Kabin Ravi, Emma Robinson, Rain R., Megan Sayewich, Amanda SeguelRodgers, Vasilissa Sekreteva, Ava Sepp, Jaidyn Silvera, Victoria Soares, Audrey Tang, Emma Wang, Ruihan Wang, Emma Wong, Eric Zhang, Jeffrey Zhu, and Maya Zoebelein.

Additional Programming 

    • The gallery is open after-hours every Thursday for high school-aged youth to use as a free and exclusive space to work on their art projects, meet other students in the arts, seek professional advice from our staff, and simply hangout. This program is BYOS (Bring Your Own Sketchbook!) 
    • Schedule:  Every Thursday, Feb. 22 – Mar. 21, from 4:30-6:30 pm  
    • Location: Parking and entrance through Upper/North Entrance of Aurora Town Hall only (Main Floor not accessible).  
    • A pop-up installation at Aurora Family Leisure Complex showcasing artworks of a 10+ year archive of Claes Oldenburg-inspired projects completed by past art class graduates of Aurora High School.   
    • Schedule: February 9 – April 17, 2024, viewable during operating hours of Aurora Family Leisure Complex.  
    • Location: Lobby, Aurora Family Leisure Complex, 135 Industrial Parkway North  

Virtual Gallery

February 15, 2024 – April 20, 2024

  • Click or tap to explore and/or drag to look around
  • Click on the blue circles for the label information for each artwork and click “View More” for the link to purchase
  • If you are on a PC or Laptop, the virtual gallery is best viewed in full screen and using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers
  • If you are on a cellphone, the virtual gallery is best viewed in landscape mode

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