Public Art Program

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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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Fuse: Portland Dance Project by Jingzi Zhao

First Tuesday Art Walk at the Walters
Make the Walters your first stop for First Tuesday Art Walk next week! Join us on May 1 for expanded hour and activities. We'll have West African kora music by Will Dudley, an Artist Talk with Jingzi Zaho, art activities for the whole family, and an Artisan Trunk Sale with Bonnie Burbidge, Miranda Mikesh, and  Michelle Sorenson. The evening will wrap up with the Art of the Story Festival featuring storyteller Rick Huddle.

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.

Cover_WS 2018 HillsboroARTS Magazine

HillsboroARTS Magazine
Check out the latest issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine, featuring Artist Yong Hong Zhong's Storytelling Journey, Q&A with Dañel Malan (founder and director of Teatro Milagro), Community Spotlight on the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra and much more!



















527 East Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-615-3489
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Cultural Arts is a division of the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.

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