Things to Do in Aurora, CO: Aurora Shoppers to Vote for Havana BID’s Art 2C On Havana People’s Choice Award

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The winner of the Havana BID’s Art 2C On Havana Street People’s Choice Award will receive $1000. Aurora shoppers can view sculptures on Havana Street and vote online now.

Peace - Art2C On Havana Street - Shopping in Aurora

"Peace" by Lorri Alcott

We want to acknowledge the voice of Aurora shoppers and reward the artist who sculpted their favorite piece.

The Havana Business Improvement District (BID), dba On Havana Street, is sponsoring a People’s Choice Award for its 2014 Art 2C On Havana Street Exhibition. The artist collecting the most votes will receive $1000.

“Our member merchants get so many comments on the beautiful sculptures.” said Havana BID Executive Director Gayle Jetchick, “We want to acknowledge the voice of Aurora shoppers and reward the artist who sculpted their favorite piece.”

The winner will be announced at the Aurora Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet & Aurora Singers concert at the Rose Garden Plaza in The Gardens on Havana. The concert begins at 6:00 PM. This is the final event in the 2014 Rose Garden Concert Series. The first 440 attendees will receive free ice cream, frozen yogurt or frozen custard.

Aurora shoppers can vote online for their favorite sculpture through August 25, 2014. Sculptures can be seen at eleven locations on Havana Street in Aurora:

  • "Conversation with Myself" - The Stampede, Parker Road & Havana Street. Artist: Lorri Alcott
  • "Flower" – Havana Street Station Restaurant, 1911 S Havana. Artist: Loren Costantini
  • "Illuminate!" - Main Street at The Gardens on Havana, SE corner of Mississippi & Havana. Artist: David Farquharson
  • "Journey to Paradise" – RTD lot south of Mike Naughton Ford, 150 S Havana. Artist: William Mueller
  • "Last One In" – Autawash, 2291 S Havana. Artist: James Haire
  • "Silver Disc" – Havana Machine, 800 S Havana. Artist: Michael Mladjan
  • "Mountain Muhly" – Havana Tower, 1450 S Havana. Artist: Kevin Shaffer
  • "Tall Dancer" - M-Mart, 2000 S Havana. Artist: Kevin Robb
  • "Figure" - Havana Exchange Shopping Center, 2802 S Havana. Artist: Charlotte Zink
  • "Roundabout" - Mark Vissering State Farm Insurance, 1852 S Havana. Artist: Kevin Robb
  • "Peace" - Summit Steakhouse, 2700 S Havana. Artist: Lorri Alcott

The Art 2C On Havana Street program has drawn international attention as a model of how art and aesthetics can positively impact an area’s economy. The program is jointly managed by the Havana BID and the City of Aurora’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP). The current sculptures will remain in place until September. In October, a new set of sculptures will be installed on Havana Street for the 2014/2014 exhibition, which will be the fourth annual installment.

“Our arts program has been a principal contributor to the increased pride our member Aurora merchants and residents feel about the Havana corridor,” said Jetchick. “The sculptures showcase worthy artists, add beauty and draw people to the area. We’re very proud of the success of this program and hope people will let us know how they feel by casting their vote online.”

About Havana Business Improvement District
The Havana Business Improvement District (BID) dba On Havana Street is a special district in Colorado created in 2007 by business and neighborhood leaders and Aurora city staff working together to build a stronger, better community. The District makes a difference by focusing on unique, culturally diverse events and fun new things to do and working to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. For more information please contact Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director info (at) OnHavanaStreet (dot) com, (303) 360-7505.

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