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.

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Hometown Tap

Call to Artists: Art to be reproduced on the 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.

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!

Elemental Sequence

Installation of "Elemental Sequence" Dedication      

AmberGlen Park, the former corporate campus greenspace on Hillsboro’s northeastern edge, just got a bit more exciting. Along with rolling hills, ponds, fountains and walking paths, the City of Hillsboro park is now home to Elemental Sequence, the latest public art installation by acclaimed artist Dann Nardi.

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.




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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