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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Common Buckeye with Chicory Flowers by Joanna Carrabbio

First Tuesday Art Walk at the Walters
Make the Walters your first stop for First Tuesday Art Walk next week! Join us on June 5 for the opening of a new exhibit, "The Flora and Fauna of Jackson Bottom" by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. You'll also be treated to Jeffery Trapp on solo Flamenco Guitar, an introduction to the wild life of Jackson Bottom from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Nature Program Supervisor Steve Engel, arts and crafts activities, an Artisan Pop-up Shop and much more!

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.

Summer 2018 HillsboroARTS Magazine

HillsboroARTS Magazine
Check out the latest issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine, featuring creative summertime family outings, new public art at Rood Bridge Park, feature article on our Artist-in-our-Community, 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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