24 September . 2018
Hillsboro’s Blooming Art Scene
The City of Hillsboro has a long history of supporting the arts to enhance community engagement and, in the near future, when living at Reed’s Crossing, you’ll be close to the heart of this growing movement. Dedicated to furthering art education and promoting cultural diversity, the city plays an active role in the organization of community-based art programs focused on public interaction and enjoyment.
Downtown merchants come together each month for the First Tuesday Art Walk, featuring local and international artists, chefs and musicians who are showcased throughout several downtown galleries and restaurants. The Community Arts Center hosts a wide variety of live music and events while the local theater, Bag & Baggage, offers highly acclaimed plays and performances. A 15-member Arts & Culture Council assists in promoting established and emerging artists, providing them with city-wide visibility through generous grant donations. And, not to leave any aspiring artists simply dreaming about life on stage, HART (Hillsboro Artist’s Regional Theater) allows everyone in the community an opportunity to discover their inner thespians.
A great resource for what is happening in the art scene is the Hillsboro Arts Magazine. This informative magazine covers everything from gallery exhibits to community events. To learn how the city is encouraging arts and culture through creative programs, events, classes, concerts, gallery exhibitions, community grants and public art works, check out the many programs offered by the Walters Cultural Arts Center, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council and the Hillsboro Public Art Program. From finger painting to orchestra in the park, Hillsboro’s blooming art scene offers something for everyone!