On Tuesday, November 6, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) will host The Clothesline Project, a community art project led by the Hillsboro Police Department to honor the words and experience of survivors of domestic violence. The special one-night exhibition in the Walters Theatre consists of a visual display of shirts bearing messages and illustrations designed by survivors and allies as part of Domestic Violence Awareness outreach and education. The Project will travel to various City venues in addition to the Walters throughout the month.
Visitors can also explore the continuing exhibition, “Hillsboro Painted,” on display at the Walters through November 23. Dawning McGinnis, Hillsboro’s inaugural Artist-in-Our-Community, spent the summer engaging hundreds of community members of all ages in painting postcards at pop-up booths around the city. McGinnis has collaged the postcards into large scale mosaic-style pieces, on display at the Walters along with photographs of every project participant. The Artist-in-Our-Community project is an initiative of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment.
At 6 p.m. on November 6, the winners of the Arts Month Experience Card Raffle will be announced. Arts Month Experience Cards are currently being distributed in celebration of Hillsboro Arts Month this October. There’s still time to pick up a card at the Walters Cultural Arts Center to participate. Participants can use the card to collect stickers from participating Arts Month events. Upon returning the card, with stickers from four events, to the Walters by November 1, participants will receive a coupon for a free cup of tea, cider, or hot chocolate from Perks of Art (384 E. Main St., Hillsboro) and be entered to win prize packages generously donated by local businesses and organizations including Perks of Art, Bag&Baggage Productions, Primrose & Tumbleweeds, Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, McNally’s Taproom, Tonya Macalino Books, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, Piccolo Mondo Toys, and Washington County Museum. Go to www.HillsboroArtsMonth.org to see a calendar of participating events.
Other Art Walk activities at the Walters include: acoustic guitar and piano from Malderine Brimingham; a pop-up shop featuring local artist Sarah Dooley, Kandyse Whitney of Ready and Quilling, and crafts from the Friends of Hillsboro Community Senior Center; a hands-on family activity inviting guests to make their own “Greetings from Hillsboro” postcard; and an Artist Chat and Q&A with Dawning McGinnis. Light refreshments will be provided thanks to our supporting sponsor, Decadent Creations.
The First Tuesday Art Walk is free, open to the public, and takes place on the first Tuesday of every month throughout Downtown Hillsboro from 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibitions at the Walters Cultural Arts Center are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Walters is located at 527 E. Main St. and is situated on the corner of Northeast Fifth Avenue and East Main Street in a one way grid in downtown Hillsboro. Parking can be accessed from either Fifth or Sixth Avenues, and the Walters is conveniently located just two blocks off the MAX Blue line. For more information call 503-615-3485 or visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters.