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Pop-Up Art Event by Local Artist Jahari Alaye Thompson

Aug 05, 2019 10:13AM ● By Hannah Ott

"Bird" by Jahari Alaye shows his "never-ending contrast of color." This painting and others are for sale online. (Source:

Aurora - Join the Aurora community on the second Friday of August, August 9, for a special pop-up art event. 

Local Artist Jahari Alaye Thompson will showcase his visual art, which features a wide range of abstract elements while giving the viewer a never-ending contrast of color.

The event will be an exploration of Alaye's origins and a celebration of what graffiti has done for the abstract aesthetic that he has cultivated over fifteen years as a visual artist. 

This is also the launch of an initiative to connect more people to the art scene cultivated by the local talent within Aurora. "I feel like this is the first time there has been a positive show about the black man," stated Alaye.

Though the event is not sponsored by the city, Alaye has sown seeds deeply into the community of artists in Aurora. 

The event is free and open for the community and visitors from surrounding communities. It will take place at Gallery 1904, 1 E. Benton St., Aurora, from 7-9pm.

Follow Jahari Alaye on Instagram to view this free event and stay up to date with all future events. 

Source: news and flyer by 630-770-6499