WS 2020 HillsboroARTS Mag Cover

Winter/Spring HillsboroARTS Magazine Hits the Stands

The Winter/Spring issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine is here, with the latest arts and culture news and happenings in your community! Learn about the new cultural arts district in Downtown, check out a sneak peek of upcoming public art projects, discover dynamic performances coming to the Walters, and so much more!

Hometown Tap

Call to Artists: Art to be reproduced on the Hillsboro Hometown Tap

The City's sustainable refillable bottle station, Hometown Tap, will get a new look this summer, with original artwork to appear on the front. In 2020, the Hometown Tap will be installed for the spring through fall Farmer’s Market and festival season. All artists in Oregon and SW Washington are welcome to apply to create create artwork for the front of the Tap. The commission to the artist is $1,000, inclusive of all costs to design the artwork. Reproduction costs will be paid by the City. Submission Deadline: January 13, 2020.

Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra

Cultural Arts Performance Venue Grants Available

The City of Hillsboro offers arts & cultural organizations and individuals or groups presenting cultural events the opportunity to apply for free use of specific event spaces. We receive many requests for free and reduced-price venue spaces, and this program offers an equitable opportunity to support some of those requests. Performance Venue Grants offer use of the theater at the Walters Cultural Arts Center for a single performance on select dates from October 2020 through April 2021.

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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