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 invites professional artists and student artists working under the supervision of a professional artist or art teacher to apply to paint utility boxes along Village Parkway. Boxes will be painted in Spring 2017. Download the application for more information.

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 will be presented to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission on November 10 and to the City Council on December 6. 

Arts Space Grant Pilot Program

Dublin's Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission is recommending four projects for Arts Space Grants this year under a pilot program. They 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 Explored's inclusive youth film-making class. City Council will consider the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission's recommendations at its November 1 meeting.

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.