A walk to remember
First Tuesday Art Walk in downtown Hillsboro on Nov. 6 highlights numerous opportunities to see projects and music by locals.
The Walters Cultural Arts Center, on 527 Main St., will show a community art project, "The Clothesline Project," led by the Hillsboro Police Department. Dozens of T-shirts illustrate pictures and messages made by domestic abuse survivors, intended to raise awareness around the subject of domestic violence.
Another project on display at The Walters is "Hillsboro Painted," the culmination of weeks of collecting postcard-sized drawings by residents. Artist Dawning McGinnis took all summer to meet community members and taught them at pop-up booths at different events. McGinnis will be available to answer questions about the project in a question-and-answer session held later in the evening.
Missed out on the community project? The Walter will have space for guests to make their own "Greetings from Hillsboro" postcard.
Other businesses in town will also have plenty to see, with most featuring an artist and musician.
Artist Arturo Villaseñor will be at Weicherts Realty on 231 E. Main St. Villaseñor painted one of the panels in the Frida mural at the M & M Marketplace on Walnut Street. He will show his work while music by Moso and Neil play.
Clarks Bistro & Pub will host artist Bonnie Burbidge, a painter and jewelry-maker using semi-precious stones from The Rice Museum. The Dusty Boys, a trio promising classic country songs, will perform during the reception.
McNally's Tap Room on 370 E. Main St. will reveal a quilt created by Hillsboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary member Sue Martin and Carol Parks from CP Quilting. For a $1 raffle ticket, Art Walk participants have the opportunity to win the quilt. The winner will be announced on Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The raffle proceeds will benefit VFW Auxiliary Christmas Gift-Giving Bags for the Portland VA Hospital and winter clothing for homeless Veterans.
Primrose and Tumbleweeds on 248 E. Main St. will host a free rock painting activity while music by Tim Trautman plays. To pre-register for the activity, visit the store's website.
First Tuesday Art Walk is always free and on the first Tuesday of the month and runs from 5 to 8 p.m.
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