Public Art Projects

Tualatin Valley Creates is proud to collaborate with regional partners to bring more public art to the Tualatin Valley!

Current Projects

Main Street Commons Public Art Project

RFQ Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022

Site Location: Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon

Budget: $3,000- $10,000

Requirements: Open to artists of all modalities from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California. Priority given to artists who identify as women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+

Theme: The theme for this public art opportunity is meant to be a guiding outline, recognizing that works should reflect the concept of the greater Pacific Northwest, not necessarily mono-Oregon and/or Hillsboro-centered. Submissions to the RFQ may include works broader than this theme, but artists invited to submit for the RFP should plan designs with the following in mind:

  • “Past, Present, and Future” representations/interpretations of Pacific Northwest ecological and geological uniqueness and assets.
    • Example may be “the industrial and design-driven silicon forest”.
  • What the regional people and land (not just Hillsboro) were/was before, is now and what they/it hold for the future.

Read the Full Call to Artists


Explore Our Projects

Click on each project image to learn more.

Winning design by Ben
Dye, “Tuned Tube Bench”
to be installed in Cedar

Musical Benches Collection

TVC is growing the region’s public art portfolio with music-making seating! Musical Benches are currently being featured in Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Forest Grove and Tigard.


Public Art Map

There are dozens of murals, sculptures and other works of art in the Tualatin Valley available for the public to enjoy. Explore them with the Washington County Visitor’s Association interactive map!

Click HERE to see the list of all the different county art maps.

Tigard Heritage Trail and Outdoor Museum

Tigard Heritage Trail and Outdoor Museum Video

The intertwining of our region’s rail history and Tigard’s cultural identity led to the concept of the Outdoor Museum. The Museum artistically interprets the rich and sometimes complicated history of Tigard and the surrounding region. Tigard’s Outdoor Museum includes three major artworks and a series of interpretive installations that tell the story of Tigard’s heritage.

Click HERE for more information on the City of Tigard’s Outdoor Museum.

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Want to Collaborate with Us?

We invite local organizations to contact us about partnering on new public art projects. Please email [email protected] for more information.