Artesan Lofts Aurora Apartments | Aurora Arts Center

Downtown Aurora Arts Center

Within the historic Block and Kuhl building and adjoining Stanley building is the John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center. Artesan Lofts shares the beautiful space with the Paramount School of the Arts and Paramount Theater. Together they embody the energy of artistic creativity in the community of Aurora, IL. 

The Aurora Arts Center is an 80,000 square foot regional arts destination, just 35 miles west of Chicago, IL, is adjacent to historic Paramount Theatre and The Paramount School of the Arts. The Paramount School of the Arts features the highest level of dance, theater, and music education for students of every age and ability. The Paramount Theater utilizes dedicated space for cast members including rehearsal, break rooms, and costume storage. Visiting production staff and performers use extended stay suites. The Paramount Theatre seats over 1,800 guests and in addition to being nationally renowned, this artistic hub puts on quality presentations and visited by residents in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will Counties. A fine dining restaurant at the corner of Galena Boulevard and Stolp Avenue welcomes patrons to the Paramount Theatre and the many entertainment options in downtown Aurora.

Artesan Lofts brings 38 apartments rentals designed as live work lofts for working artists and students to the second and third floors.


School of the Arts

  • Flex Studio
  • Dance Recitals
  • Private Instruction Performances
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Guest Speakers
  • Dance Classes
  • Community Performances
  • New Play Workshops
  • Dance Studio
  • Dance Instruction
  • Musical Theater Classes
  • Fitness & Wellness Space
  • Creative Movement
  • Early Childhood Room
  • Kindermusik
  • Creative Dramatics
  • New Mother’s Meetup
  • Parent Waiting Areas & Lobby
  • Comfortable Place for Parents, Caretakers & Students
  • Relax, Connect & Wait for Classes to Begin or End
  • Community Space for Events
  • Classrooms
  • Private & Group Instruction Spaces
  • Keyboard Lab
  • Rock Band Classroom
  • Recording Studio


Theatre Support

  • Rehearsal Rooms
  • Broadway & Copley Theatre Series Rehearsal Spaces
  • New Work Development Workshop Space
  • Costume Storage
  • Costume Storage for Paramount Theatre Broadway Series
  • Extended Stay Suites
  • 4 Living Spaces for Visiting Guest Artists
  • Available While Working for Paramount Theatre, Broadway Series, or Paramount School of the Arts
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lockable Instrument & Bag Storage

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