AURORA, Colo. – Living legend, Alice Lee Main, will be in attendance and surrounded by friends, family and community leaders on February 26 when Mayor Mike Coffman declares the forthcoming March 8 in her honor.
March 8 holds special significance to the community of Aurora, as it was that day in 1985 when the newly restored Fox Movie Palace was reopened after being devastated by a fire, and dedicated by then‐ Mayor Dennis Champine, as the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Since that day 37 years ago, the Aurora Fox Arts Center has served its community as a live, performing arts venue.
“We would simply not be here, today, if it weren’t for Alice and her dedication to local arts,” says Aurora Fox executive producer, Helen R. Murray. “She is a champion for every single professional artist who has been employed at the Aurora Fox as a direct result of her Herculean task nearly four decades ago.”
Main’s philanthropic and creative influence, however, extends far beyond just the historic Fox Theater. Her commitment to the development of Aurora’s cultural community can be seen in many institutions enjoyed by arts lovers, today, including: Aurora’s Art in Public Places; the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame; the Aurora Singers and the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, both of which were founded by Main, herself; Aurora’s Historic Preservation Commission; Aurora Dance Arts; Aurora Children’s Theater; Aurora chapters of the American Association of University Women; and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
On February 26, 2022, Aurora’s Mayor Mike Coffman will be joined by representatives from many of those organizations, and more, for his “Alice Lee Main Day Proclamation.”