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The bridge of love by William Hernandez

Hillsboro Adds Welcoming Artwork to Civic Center Elevator Doors

The next time you visit the Hillsboro Civic Center, new artwork will greet you on the first floor elevator doors. The three-panel painting on vinyl wrap, titled “The bridge of love,” was created by Portland-based artist William Hernandez, who says, “This work represents the spiritual and universal connection between the people who make up our community."

Cover of the Summer 2020 issue of the HillsboroARTS Magazine, featuring the image of two youth girls creating chalk art

Summer Issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine is Here!

The latest issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine has hit the (virtual) stands! Learn ways to that you can support local artists and arts groups, find resources and activities to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride this month, check out a fun scavenger hunt activity about “Scrappy,” the new sculpture at the Community Senior Center, and much more!

screen shot of the Public Art Archive homepage for Hillsboro Public Art

A New Way to Learn About Public Art in Hillsboro

Hillsboro’s Public Art collection is now part of the WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) online Public Art Archive where visitors can learn about public art throughout the world, including 87 pieces of Hillsboro public art. Behind the scenes, the online database tool also aids in the City’s management and cataloguing of our growing collection of public art. Through joining the Public Art Archive, the City of Hillsboro’s Public Art collection is now more accessible to our community and to other cultural tourists well beyond our city limits.

Community members at a City Council meeting hold up large photos reflecting the Cultural Arts initiative

Hillsboro's Cultural Arts Action Plan

Developed in 2017 and 2018 with a broad range of diverse community voices and ideas, the Cultural Arts Action Plan builds on the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan and other strategic City plans to make Hillsboro more creative and welcoming.The Plan's 21-member Steering Committee worked with community members and partners to evaluate Hillsboro’s current creative assets and  identify opportunities to embed creative expression and cultural experiences in the daily life of every neighborhood in Hillsboro. Read the accessible plain-text version of the Cultural Arts Action Plan.

 

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Cultural Arts is a division of the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.