The Walters Gallery seeks to enrich the community by fostering meaningful and accessible experiences with fine art. By showcasing the work of local and emerging artists, we provide a forum for new dialogues between neighbors and celebrate the unique talents and perspectives that abound in our region.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
|The Art of the Artists:
Original Works by LAIKA Employees
August 2— September 26
Celebrating 10 years of bold filmmaking, LAIKA is an Academy-Award® winning studio located in the heart of Hillsboro. LAIKA attracts immensely talented artists, animators and filmmakers from all over the world to work on its one-of-a-kind feature films. Behind the stunning artwork of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings (in theaters August 19), hundreds of skilled artists have brought their talents together to make incredible characters and sets. In this special exhibit, visitors will have a rare chance see personal artwork from LAIKA employees.
First Tuesday Receptions:
September 6 | 5 pm — 6:30 pm
Live music in the lobby by Rainforest Jazz
||A Journey of Photographs
by Ed Pabor
October 4— November 21 | Upstairs Gallery
Oregon photographer Ed Pabor takes viewers on a photographic journey. Explore the arresting beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Walters upstairs gallery; then be sure to check out spectacular vistas from our National Parks at the Hillsboro Civic Center in honor of the 2016 Centennial Celebration of our National Park Service. This exhibit travels to Hillsboro after being showcased at the High Desert Museum and the University of Oregon.
COMICON: The Art of Storytelling
by Evergreen Middle School
October 4 — November 21 | Downstairs Gallery
Under the guidance of local comic artists like Lucy Bellwood, eighth-grade students use a blend of art and words to create visual stories in the form of graphic novels.
First Tuesday Receptions:
October 4 | 5 pm — 6:30 pm
Live music in the lobby by Rio Con Brio
November 1 | 5 pm — 6:30 pm
Live music in the lobby by Todd Tracewell
by Gina Hartmann
December 6— January 30 | Upstairs Gallery
Hartmann’s layered, delicate work incorporates weaving and text to act as metaphors for the complexities we embody as living beings. This collection reflects the intricate patterns that build as we experience the world.
Zimbabwe Artists Project
December 6— January 30 | Downstairs Gallery
The Zimbabwe Artists Project is a nonprofit organization partnering with women in Zimbabwe to support self-enterprise through the creation of art. The vibrant work from this exhibit gives a rich glimpse into the lives and local culture of the artists.
First Tuesday Reception:
December 6: 5 pm — 6:30 pm
Live music in the lobby by Kathrine Rhee
Please note that there will be no First Tuesday in January
With thanks to our First Tuesday sponsor, Decadent Creations