Explore & Enjoy
Art Splash is Tualatin’s yearly art show and sale, held on the Commons Lakefront, Friday through Sunday, in late July. Each summer, more than fifty artists display various works paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, plus photography, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, and more. Beautifully displayed, come stroll the plaza and be inspired. You’re sure to find a perfect gift or something to brighten your home.
Tualatin’s Art Walk is a self-guided tour of Tualatin’s diverse public art, cultural and natural history. Color map kiosks establish 1/3 to 1 mile routes that are clearly marked, with loops around the commons, the park, the library and wetlands. Whether you have half an hour to spend or a full-day, to explore, the Art Walk treks are a great way to see Tualatin.
Tualatin Heritage Center is managed by the Tualatin Historical Society in partnership with the City of Tualatin. Founded in 1986 and located in the city’s oldest church, the center was established to interpret and teach about the area’s rich and colorful history. Here you can see the 14,000-year-old tusk and molars of Tualatin’s mastodon and learn about Atfalati tribe of the Kalapuya Indians. The Heritage Center has a growing collection of Native American and pioneer artifacts, including vintage photos, early clothing, and farm and household tools. Oregon Trail settlers began arriving in 1850 and three years later, 26 families had established land claims in the region. The Heritage Garden displays a collection of flowers, plants and shrubs from early farms and homes, including a cutting from a rose plant carried on the Oregon Trail by the Robbins family.
Learn about Tualatin’s Ice Age History and view the Mastodon at the Tualatin Library.