Deep Ellum is my favorite part of Dallas for several reasons. Here's a few-
One: Everything about it is quirky.
Two: The murals and sculptures and other forms of personal expression all throughout the area are more than just art. (You need to take a good look around to understand what I mean.)
Three: The people-watching never gets old.
Four: It's socially acceptable to push a tutu-wearing pig around in a child carrier.
I wouldn't call Aurora an art exhibition, but an experience. On one night every other year, the Dallas Arts District is transformed into a collectively random demonstration of art in the form of media, sound and light. Museums stay open late, local and international artists showcase their visions on the streets, and people lolly-gag in and out, to and fro until 2 am.
The 2015 theme being All Together Now starts from the concept of synesthesia- the joining of the senses. Artists provoked the 5 basic senses (touch, smell, taste, sight, sound) by using unanticipated materials and technologies. Some say that Aurora has evolved from its original intention but what is the purpose of art if not challenging conventional thought?