BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 11, 2023) – The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA), the organization that promotes the region as Tualatin Valley, launched a new mobile passport: Tualatin Valley Public Arts Trail Mobile Passport.
Dozens of murals, sculptures, and metal and glass works are on display in cities across Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Explore these pieces of art along the Tualatin Valley Public Arts Trail. Download the new, free mobile passport, which will guide you to more than 60 public art pieces. Sign up at TualatinValley.org.
These diverse works of art explore the area’s history and heritage, honor its natural areas and show hope for the future. The cities in Tualatin Valley have been fostering substantial public art programs over the years and are now home to many pieces by diverse artists.
Passport holders also can check in to five pieces along the trail and earn an entry to win a piece of art created by a local artist. Drawings will be held every month, with the last drawing to be held in May 2024.
“We value the arts and we wanted to bring more awareness to Tualatin Valley’s artists and the abundance of public arts pieces in our communities,” said Dave Parulo, president and CEO of the WCVA. “Cultural arts enhance diversity, accessibility, quality of life, and placemaking. It is our responsibility to help knit those experiences for visitors and residents alike.”
The tourism organization again worked with Bandwango, which launched Tualatin Valley’s Ale Trail Mobile Passport earlier this year. Bandwango is a well-known technology company in the travel space that works with destinations to create free and paid experiences for visitors and locals.
ABOUT TUALATIN VALLEY:
Tualatin Valley is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast in the Pacific Northwest. The valley is the gateway to the famed Willamette Valley wine country and the Tillamook Forest, and provides an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, scenic wetlands and wildlife preserves, performing and visual arts, superb dining, and tax-free shopping. The destination’s thriving business sector includes the Nike World Headquarters, Columbia Sportswear Corporate Headquarters, Leupold & Stevens Corporate Headquarters, Intel Corporate and numerous other high-tech businesses.