Downtown Window Artist Takeover

Art Brings Community Together

Learn more about the project:


Each spring and winter, Downtown small businesses host 12 local artists with temporary art installations. These displays showcase the artists' unique interpretation of a theme while still creating cohesion through the project.

When: Window displays are temporary, so make sure to come Downtown to see the current paintings before they are gone! These paintings help us to bring warmth and beauty to Downtown during the long winter following the holiday season.


Artists: We invite local artists from Hillsboro and surrounding communities to participate in this project, ranging from established professionals to new artists who may have never taken on a project of this size. Our goal is to remove barriers to participation based on experience, allowing for a diverse range of artists to participate. Each painting and its artist are profiled on our social media throughout the project.

Businesses: Our business hosts benefit from this project by making these connections between artists and business owners, strengthening our local network. The windows attract visitors from Hillsboro and beyond, encouraging people to come Downtown to view the art, and stay to eat and shop while they're here. Each painting is specially created to compliment the unique brand and display of its host, while still being united in the common theme throughout Downtown.

We feel that this project is the perfect opportunity to showcase our vibrant community Downtown, connecting artists, businesses, neighbors, and visitors to build the unique and colorful fabric of Downtown Hillsboro!

Find this season's art installations:

Spring comes alive each season with vibrant and exciting installations that showcase end to a long winter and the natural beauty that comes alive each year.

Artists take on themes of tradition, community, and the coziness of Oregon winters.