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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Head Over Heels Celebrates Its Second Birthday!
Head Over Heels, the beloved sculpture by nationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, turns two years old this month. To celebrate, we're hosting several events, including...
Winter/Spring issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine
Check out the latest issue of the HillsboroARTS Magazine, featuring arts and cultural happening throughout our community. Articles include: a feature of Hillsboro's new Cultural Arts Action Plan, the 15th Annual Latino Cultural Festival, a new community mural at the Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club, and much more!
Public Art Gallery
Check out our Public Art Gallery to learn about the artwork in Hillsboro's Public Art Collection.
527 East Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123