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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 building facades, freestanding sculptures, murals, lighting, electronic media, photographs, water features, landscape treatments, 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.

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 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.



Wine with Friends by Sandra Pearce, located at the Hillsboro Civic Center Auditorium, 150 East Main Street.

Call to Artists - "Picture Hillsboro" Purchase

The City of Hillsboro is seeking submissions of two-dimensional works of art to become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. Limited edition archival reproductions of the original will then be presented as gifts to dignitaries visiting Hillsboro and during the official City trips throughout the world.

Champion Flock of Weedeaters at the Farmers' Market

#sheeponthego is Baaa-ck!

Be Part of the Art! Champion Flock of Weed Eaters by Jed Berk, is back as part of Hillsboro Arts Month! From September 18 - October 29, take a sheep to graze in your favorite places and share your adventures on Instagram at #sheeponthego.

Image of a sample of Patrick Dougherty's artwork

Volunteers Needed in April 2017 for Public Art Installation

World-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty will build a phenomenal natural sculpture in the Orenco Woods Nature Park. Become part of the crew and dive into the process of bringing a Stickwork sculpture to life by harvesting and placing sticks to shape the artwork.

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: 9/19/2016 4:35:09 PM