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Six venues to put spotlight on art for Aurora's First Fridays Feb. 7

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By Marissa Amoni
Aurora Downtown

Six venues will open their doors in the name of art Friday, Feb. 7, bringing art, music and community into downtown Aurora as part of the monthly First Fridays.

First Fridays began six months ago and has expanded the art scene in downtown Aurora. This month brings Janet Lewis to Allen and Pepa Architects, 121 W. Benton St., where she will show her seascapes, collage art and jewelry from 5 to 9 p.m. at the art venue inside the restored Holbrook Mill.

The ArtBar at Two Brothers Roundhouse features a pinup art theme that 20 local artists were invited to explore. The Paul Abella Trio will perform jazz fusion music in the tavern for no cover. The ArtBar is open from 6 p.m. to midnight.

A special reception to fete John Jaros for his 30 years with the Aurora Historical Society will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place. The Light of the Heart, 14 W. Downer Place, hosts "Art and Love Comes Home" from 6 to 8 p.m.

If These Walls Could Talk is open from 7 to 11 p.m. with watercolor art from Ian Mitchell Wallace, and the Paramount Theatre's art gallery features works from North Central College students from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, "42nd Street" takes the stage at the Paramount Theatre and Riverfront Playhouse hosts "A Bedfull of Foreigners."

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