Bag & Baggage Theater Productions The Vault Hillsboro Oregon
Cultural Hubs

Cultural centers fill a vital role in communities, often serving multiple functions as performance halls, art galleries, historical repositories, gathering places, and educational resources. In rural areas, they can be the only cultural touchstone for miles around. This series profiles a variety of these essential hubs, with priority given to centers in rural areas, and examines how they uniquely serve and reflect their communities. With these stories, we hope to produce a broad cultural snapshot of the state, a window into the many distinct communities that enrich it, and help to bridge the urban/rural divide.

Art Adventure: Heading to Hillsboro

From its Walters Arts Center to its Civic Center, a surprise Lee Kelly sculpture and more, Portland’s booming western neighbor offers a surprise for the eyes.