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 Pilot Program 

The City of Dublin is engaging artists to paint select utility boxes along Village Parkway in Spring 2017 as part of a pilot project. Designs were approved by City Council in January 2017, and painting will be completed by the end of June. City Council will be considering whether to extend the program in 2018. Your feedback is welcome.

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 partnered with Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area and museum exhibit design specialists to develop the new Dublin Camp Parks Military 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 opens May 25, 2017, with a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting that is free and open to the public.

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.