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Self-Guided Art Walks in Tualatin Valley
Tualatin Valley is an artist’s enclave. Many talented artists live and create here, and their works of art can be viewed throughout the area along these 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 >>>
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 >>>
Old Town Sherwood Art Walk
Sherwood Center for the Arts features Old Town Sherwood Art Walks, every quarter (check website for dates). Stroll along Old Town Sherwood and view local art, chat with artists, participate in interactive activities, listen to live music, and enjoy food and beverages from participating Old Town merchants. Art will be available for purchase.
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 to look like water, representing he waterways that supported the area’s earliest inhabitants. Learn more >>>
For more art-related events, check out Tualatin Valley Creates’ website for a comprehensive list of events, workshops and more.
There are dozens of murals, sculptures and more on display in cities across Oregon’s Tualatin Valley.