Artists in residence :

Circus Arts Roanoke
Studio Six
Morgan Brickey Photography
Aurora Studio Artists and Frameshop
Jaimie Philips
+ more


The Aurora Studio Center, located in the Downtown Arts District, is a dedicated urban arts space including a professional fine arts gallery, pop-up gallery, studio classrooms, dance studio, rehearsal space, individual artist studios and collective work lounge. Additionally, the Aurora offers unique and affordable, downtown event space to the public.

The AURORA building is a recent historic renovation of an early 20th century Art Deco building including live/work residential apartments, commercial storefronts, event space and a dedicated arts center; with a 75 foot skylight illuminating all levels of the building it is the perfect home for a burgeoning arts collective in the region.