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Tualatin Valley is rich in arts and culture. Explore the diversity of artistic endeavors at these summer events, from live performances by professional theater companies to art walks showcasing the works of local artists.

Live Professional Theatre & Dance Performances

The Spitfire Grill (Through June 23) | Broadway Rose Theatre Company (Tigard)
Based on the 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is a touching and inspirational musical that follows the story of a spirited parolee who follows her dreams to the small town of Gilead, hoping to create a new life for herself. She takes at the Spitfire Grill, where a series of events changes the entire town in this story of perseverance, grace and friendship. Buy tickets >>>

Tartuffe (June 7-June 21) | Bag&Baggage Productions (Hillsboro)
Tartuffe is classic French comedy by Moliere invites us into the home of a wealthy family caught in the trap of the new money and intriguing character in town, Tartuffe. This play is a textbook on modern comedy that forces us to take a good look at the most pious among us and ask more questions. Buy tickets >>>

Queen’s Feast: Return of the Monarch – An Interactive Tudor Feast of Intrigue (June 8) | Experience Theatre Project (Beaverton)
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth I as she prepares for her speech to the troops in Tilbury who are preparing to defend England from the Spanish Armada. Throughout the dinner, courses are presented theatrically, accompanied by a traditional madrigal song performed by a quartet of singers. Buy Tickets >>>

Ten Tiny Dances (July 8)
Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances presents the work of exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers on a four-foot-by-four-foot stage in non-conventional sites. This event engages, surprises, delights, and perhaps challenges the community around art in public spaces, and highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of Beaverton.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (July 19-August 18) | Broadway Rose Theatre Company (Tigard)
Beautiful is the inspiring true story of legendary musician Carole King and her journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This extraordinary saga features King’s discography of unforgettable classic tunes. Beautiful is a musical phenomenon filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget. Buy tickets >>>

Art Festivals and Art Walk Events

Old Town Sherwood Summer Solstice Celebration and Art Walk (June 20)
Explore Old Town Sherwood on the longest day of the year. Start at the Sherwood Center for the Arts and grab a map of the Art Walk route where you can view local art, chat with artists, participate in interactive activities, listen to live music and enjoy food and beverages from Old Town locations.

Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk (June 4, July 2, August 6)
Enjoy an evening of art, music, food, shopping and more during the monthly First Tuesday Art Walk in Downtown Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts District.

Forest Grove Festival of the Arts (June 5, July 3, August 7)
The Forest Grove Festival of the Arts features a host of different performances and will showcase music, dance, film, theatre, literary arts, fine arts and crafts.

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival (July 21-21)
La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival returns to Main Street Hillsboro this summer and features a window into the creative process where festival goers can engage with nationally recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully create colorful chalk art drawings down the center of the street.