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The Arts and Culture Offerings in the Tualatin Valley are Worthy of Applause

From award-winning professional, civic and regional theatre companies, to word-class museums and art galleries, we take the spotlight while nourishing the creative side of the destination.

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For more information about the Tualatin Valley art scene and for a comprehensive arts and culture calendar of events, visit

Live Theatre

Several of the region’s top and most acclaimed theatre companies have made the Tualatin Valley an acclaimed destination for performing arts. With provocative performances and catchy musical theatre tunes, our performing arts community is worthy of a standing ovation.

D.I.Y. Studios

Make your own masterpiece at our D.I.Y. studios. Glass blowing, acrylic painting, welding and ceramics are within reach here, and you can take home a piece of your own, one-of-a-kind Tualatin Valley art adventure.

Art Galleries

Galleries throughout the region exhibit a broad range of art, encompassing many different types of media, and capturing different styles and ideas, while showcasing the talented artists who live and create here. The Tualatin Valley also is home to the Oregon College of Art and Craft, a leading college known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers.


It’s been said that museums are connections to the past, bridges to the future and links to cultures and communities. Our museums showcase a wide array of artifacts from the past, from rocks and minerals to vintage high-tech instruments, while connecting us to the future-and to each other.

From the historical roots of the region to the newest in contemporary art, the Tualatin Valley’s arts and culture scene is thriving.

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History of the Tualatin Valley

Discover Ice Age Relics & Oregon Trail Lore

The Tualatin Valley is rich with history and historic artifacts dating back to the Ice Age. Learn more about the history of this wondrous valley.