A home for the arts, and so much more
Beaverton community has been asking for a dedicated home for arts and culture, and together we have been envisioning what that space might look like. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is the culmination of that dream, and it will provide a stage for inspiration and creativity to shine. This has been a long time coming, and it hasn't been easy — especially in the midst of a global pandemic — but here we are, with a beautiful new art and performance space that we hope will soon be a focal community gathering spot.
We do more than just create and enjoy the arts here in Beaverton — we are a champion for the arts. Our city has a tradition of supporting artists, enriching expression, and providing high-quality arts activities, programs, and services. We beautify our city with sculptures, murals, and cultural events throughout our neighborhoods. We appreciate the impact art has within our community and on the people who choose to call our city home.
The Reser is the newest addition to our evolving city center that features new restaurants, shops, entertainment, and amenities to meet the diverse needs of the area. Across from the main library, city park offers a huge lawn and our beloved, recently renovated fountain. Old Town has an eclectic restaurant scene with popular breweries, pubs, and eateries. Beaverton Central boasts transit-oriented housing and hotel rooms with sweeping views of the city.
Above all, we hope that The Reser is a true community gathering place. City Council emphasized that our new art facility must be accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to a wide variety of audiences. I'm pleased to share with you that The Reser features common areas that will be freely available to the public, as well as a lineup of programs at different price points. From performances to education to observation and engagement, we think it's the perfect space for seasoned art lovers as well as newcomers.
Thanks to a combination of significant commitments from Pat Reser, community donors, and public funding, this will truly be a place for all. I'm so excited that we have brought our vision to life and now have a place for people to feel connected as we welcome more arts and culture to our community than ever before.
Lacey Beaty Mayor, City of Beaverton