July 5, 2022 | By WCVA | 2 Comments

Art Walks and Events in Tualatin Valley

sculpture in beaverton“Singing Sky” sculpture in Beaverton.

Check Out Tualatin Valley’s Visual Arts Scene This Summer

Tualatin Valley’s art scene is one of the region’s best-kept secrets, from murals, sculptures and musical benches to art galleries, studios and more. Tualatin Valley makes art fun and accessible to all with these art-centric walks and events.

Art Events

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival: This sidewalk chalk art festival is coming to Main Street Hillsboro July 16-17, where community engagement and art appreciation combine into one FREE fun-filled weekend! Learn more >>>

For a list of all community art events, visit Tualatin Valley Creates

Self-Guided Art Walks

Beaverton Public Art:  Downtown Beaverton’s Public Art Project creates meaningful public places and enhanced civic identity through significant works of art that embrace Beaverton’s diverse traditions and history. Take a walk around downtown Beaverton to view the city’s public murals and sculptures, as well as visit private galleries.  Download map >>> 

Tigard Walking Art Tour: The City of Tigard created an interactive map allowing you to take a self-guided walking tour of its growing public art collection. Start at the Jim Griffith Memorial Skatepark and follow the 1.25-mile walk through downtown. Don’t forget to look up, down and all around as you spot art all over downtown Tigard. Explore the map >>> 

Tigard Outdoor Museum: The new Tigard Outdoor Museum offers a taste of arts and culture as you walk down the 3/4-mile Tigard Street Heritage Trail. The walking and biking trail runs along old rail tracks and has a railroad theme. Along the path are plaques recognizing the multicultural history of Tigard and Tualatin Valley. Artists also created pieces from basalt rock inlaid with mosaic tiles to look like water, representing the waterways that supported the area’s earliest inhabitants. Learn more >>>

Tualatin Art Walk:  Explore Tualatin’s art, culture, and natural history along the six-mile Tualatin Art Walk. Discover public art pieces, including sculptures, murals mosaics and garden art along this series of interconnected trails. Download map >>>

Check out our Public Art Map of Tualatin Valley and design your own self-guide art tour >>>

Plan Your Tualatin Valley Getaway

There are dozens of murals, sculptures and more on display in cities across Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Our cities have been fostering substantial public art programs over the years and are now home to many pieces by diverse artists. Works explore the area’s history and heritage, honor its natural areas and show hope for the future.

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