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 

City Council has approved eight City-owned traffic signal boxes to be painted in Spring 2018, with designs that reflect the City's brand, "The New American Backyard." Artist applications will be accepted September 1 - October 31, 2017. Design proposals are scheduled to be reviewed by the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission on December 7, 2017, and approved by City Council on January 9, 2018. Painting will occur between February 1 and May 31, 2018. Artists are paid $1000 per completed box. Download the application here.

Arts Space Grants

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 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 opened in May 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.