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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Dann Nardi

Meet the Artist Dann Nardi on June 15           

AmberGlen Park will be seeing a lot of exciting activity this summer! Artist Dann Nardi will be on site in June and July constructing a new monumental sculpture, Elemental Sequence. The public is invited to meet Dann, view a scale model of the sculpture, and learn more about the work and his process on Saturday, June 15, from 1 - 3 pm, at AmberGlen Park north of the ponds. The event is free and open to all.

Cover of the Summer 2019 HillsboroARTS Magazine

The Summer Issue of HillsboroARTS Magazine is Here!         

The latest issue of the HillsboroARTS Magazine hits the stands! Check out all of the summer arts happenings and feature articles, including: Public Art in the Parks, HART Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, the Showtime Concert Series and 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.




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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