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Alley Art Festival is held in Downtown Aurora, just 40 miles west of Chicago. In 2020, the festival is going downtown-wide. Visit the INFO table at 1 E. Benton St. for a map!
Getting to the Festival
Alley Art Festival is located at the Water Street Mall in Downtown Aurora, just 40 miles west of Chicago.
Take I-88 eastbound to Exit 117 IL-56 E/IL-31 S. Turn right onto IL-31 S.
From St. Louis:
Take I-55 northbound to Exit 251 IL-59. Turn left onto W Seil Rd, right onto S County Line Rd, and left at the first intersection onto US-52 W. Turn right onto N Ridge Rd and left onto Plainfield Rd. Then, turn right onto S Madison St and left onto IL-25 N/N Madison St.
Metra to Aurora Transportation Center
Board from any of these stations on the BNSF line. Head south down N Broadway, turn right on E Galena Blvd and left on Water St.
If using a GPS or web mapping service, use the address below:
11 S Water St
Aurora, IL 60506
Will rain affect festival operations?
Alley Art Festival will go on rain or shine!
Are masks required?
As long as state and/or federal guidelines mandate masks, they will be required at the festival. Masks will be required both indoors and outdoors at artist booths. Please help us in practicing social-distancing and safe practices.
What does it cost to get into Alley Art Festival?
The festival is free! No admission costs to enjoy art, music, and more. It's important that art remain accessible to all.
Downtown Aurora features several parking lots for vistors. You can learn more here. Bicycle parking is also plentiful, and Zapster bikes are available for rent nearby for city or trail exploration.