The Aurora Project, located in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, provides the opportunity for artists and scholars from across the country and around the world to live and work in an environment supportive of the creative process.

Situated in a rural community surrounded by high plateau farmland and forested hills, the restored historic buildings that comprise the Aurora Project were once part of a 19th Century mountain resort. Converted into private studios and lodging, the buildings, some on site and others within two miles, are across a rural, two-lane road from Cathedral State Park, a protected old growth forest.

It is within this distinct natural setting and rich history that artists and scholars are afforded undisturbed time and space for the exploration and exchange of new ideas or the advancement of works in progress, to be responsible only to themselves and their work. It is also within this environment that the Aurora Project’s Education Program and Community Partnership strive to encourage and sustain an appreciation and understanding of the importance of the arts, humanities and the environment.

25208 George Washington Highway, Aurora, W.Va. 26705