PHOTO STORY: Volunteers Come Together To Clean Up, Beautify Downtown Aurora

PHOTO STORY: Volunteers Come Together To Clean Up, Beautify Downtown Aurora

“Hope, love, dream” is the message Thursday as a volunteer decorates a boarded-up storefront in downtown Aurora. Cleanup and beautification is being coordinated by Aurora’s Public Arts Office after properties were damaged in rioting and looting Sunday. (Al Benson photo)

“It takes a village” is the message Thursday on a boarded-up storefront in downtown Aurora. Cleanup and beautification by volunteers is being coordinated by Aurora’s Public Arts Office after properties were damaged in rioting and looting Sunday. (Al Benson photo)

“Love 1 another” is the message Thursday as volunteers take a break from decorating a boarded-up storefront in downtown Aurora. Cleanup and beautification is being coordinated by Aurora’s Public Arts Office after properties were damaged in rioting and looting Sunday. (Al Benson photo)

  • STORY, PHOTOS BY AL BENSON

Volunteer artists and others continued decorating boarded-up storefronts Thursday (June 4, 2020) in downtown Aurora.

Properties were damaged in rioting and looting Sunday. Cleanup and beautification is being coordinated by Aurora’s Public Arts Office. Jen Evans, public art director, issued a call Tuesday for volunteers to beautify storefronts.

In addition to decorating Broadway storefronts, volunteers painted designs on storefronts on east Galena Boulevard between Broadway and Lincoln Avenue.

Paint and materials were donated by Sherwin Williams and Home Depot stores in Aurora.

Feature Photo Caption

“Aurora Strong” is the message Thursday as a volunteer paints on a boarded-up storefront in downtown Aurora. Cleanup and beautification is being coordinated by Aurora’s Public Arts Office after properties were damaged in rioting and looting Sunday. (Al Benson photo)