Heritage & Cultural Arts

The Heritage and Cultural Arts Division fosters meaningful connections through engaging programs, memorable experiences, and inspiring spaces that celebrate our diverse community and rich heritage.

This division provides support to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission, operates the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, oversees the Public Art Program, produces Special Events and Festivals, and coordinates a variety of Cultural Arts classes for all age groups. Current Heritage and Cultural Arts division special projects include:

Utility Box Art  

The City of Dublin will be engaging artists to paint select utility boxes along Village Parkway in Spring 2017. Designs were reviewed at the December 8 Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission meeting and will be presented to City Council on January 10, 2017, for approval.

Cultural Arts Needs Assessment Study

The City of Dublin is wrapping up its Cultural Arts Needs Assessment study that will inform future arts programming and facilities decisions. People who live, work or regularly attend programs in Dublin were asked to provide input via an online survey.  Results of the study and recommendations were presented to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission on November 10 and will be presented to the City Council on December20. 

Arts Space Grant Pilot Program

The City of Dublin is piloting an Arts Space Grant program, where arts organizations can apply for free use of City facilities to produce arts programs serving the community. The first recipients are: Amador Valley Quilters' Quiltinators group's drop-in Rookie Quilt-making Workshop; Dublin Historical Preservation Association's "Dublin Aerial Photos as Art and History" exhibit, East Bay Marathi Mandal's "Rich Heritage of Music" Hindustani classical music concert and Futures Explorer's inclusive youth film-making class.

Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center

The City of Dublin is partnering with Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area and museum exhibit design specialists to develop a new history center at the Camp Parks Visitor Center.  Exhibits will show how Camp Parks helped transformed Dublin from its rural roots to the City it is today, and how the people who lived and served here were personally transformed.  The Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center is expected to open Spring 2017.

Get Involved

Heritage and Cultural Arts programs offer many opportunities for you to get involved, from voicing your opinions at Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission meetings to volunteering at special events and museums.  Artists and arts organizations based in Dublin or providing services here are encouraged to submit information for our Cultural Arts Resources database.  Staff uses the database to provide information about local cultural arts resources to the public and to notify artists and organizations as creative opportunities arise.