Aurora Arts District tapped in coveted Creative Districts program
Great News!! The state of Colorado has designated the Aurora Arts District as an Emerging Creative District as part of the state’s newly created Colorado Creative Districts program. We are a 16-block area located along the historic commercial corridor from Clinton to Geneva streets on East Colfax Avenue. In 2011, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation that encourages the formation of Creative Districts in communities.
The designations are designed to attract creative entrepreneurs and artists to communities to infuse new energy and innovation, leading to enhanced economic and civic capital in these communities. At the same time, these districts create hubs of economic activity, resulting in revitalized and beautified areas that are more appealing places to live, visit and conduct business. They also provide a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community’s unique identity, and showcase cultural and artistic organizations, events and amenities.
The state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, through the Colorado Creative Industries division, administers the program.
For more information, visit www.coloradocreativeindustries.org.