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Valerie Otani
Public Art Program Supervisor 
527 East Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 615-3489


Public art is a part of our mental map of Hillsboro and is an important element of creating a community that future generations are proud to call home. It is a powerful tool for meeting the goals of Hillsboro’s community plans. Memorable public places strengthen our community. Such places attract us to downtown, enliven our neighborhoods, enhance our experiences in parks, inform us about the history and peoples of our place, and celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity.


Public art can take many forms, including landscape treatments, building facades, freestanding sculptures, murals, lighting, electronic media including moving images, photographs, water features including run-off and catchment devices, kinetic pieces that move and react to the environment, and artist-designed functional elements such as paving, play equipment, street furniture, bridges and gates. It can include the written word, film or video, and performance.

Want to Find out More?

 Image of Barometer by Devin Laurence Field Public Art Gallery
Check out our Public Art Gallery to learn about the artwork in Hillsboro's Public Art Collection.



Graphic rendering of Shute Seeds public art piece

Dedication of Public Art - Shute Park Library

Join us for the dedication of Shute Seeds, a public art piece by Blessing Hancock, to be unveiled at the Shute Park Library after the Showtime at Shute Concert on Thursday, August 11 at 8:30 pm.

Image of the Dancing Chairs

Call to Artists - Temporary Sculpture Installation

Sculptors are invited to submit images of existing sculptural works for temporary placement in a prominent outdoor setting in Hillsboro, Oregon. This opportunity is open to artists from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Montana. Deadline: July 21, 2016

 Image of the front cover of Hillsboro's Public Art Master Plan

Download Hillsboro's Public Art Master Plan
Learn more about the goals of Hillsboro's Public Art Program when you download a copy of our Public Art Master Plan.


Image of the latest cover of the HillsboroARTS Magazine

HillsboroARTS Magazine

Check out the latest issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine, which includes information about arts and culture events, programs and initiatives happening throughout the city.

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Last updated: 7/12/2016 12:55:19 PM