Artist in Residence

Lucia Neare

Join us in 2015 for a series of performances by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders. This series is created by Redmond’s Artist-in-Residence, Lucia Neare, who brings her company of wonder-makers to Redmond for a second season of sweet delights. The series of works is designed to create one-of-a-kind celebratory experiences that foster local connections and a spirit of warmth in Redmond. 

Presented by City of Redmond Arts Program, with additional support from 4Culture and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs/Seattle City Light. For information about Lucia Neare and her company, please

If you are interested in participating in the fun, as a performer or as Wonder Helper, please contact We look forward to meeting you. 

Be sure to attend and participate in the following performances in 2015:

Recipe for Love II

Saturday, May 2, 3 - 5pm

Redmond City Hall Great Lawn

So Bazaar

Thursday, August 20, 8:30pm

Redmond Central Connector

(parallel to Bear Creek Parkway between 161st Ave NE and Leary Way NE)

Thursday, August 27, 8:30pm
Redmond Central Connector 
(parallel to Bear Creek Parkway between 161st Ave NE and Leary Way NE)


Lucia Neare is a 21st-century pioneer of theater in public spaces. An accomplished soprano, she directs, designs, sculpts, and produces. A creative force in the Northwest and advocate for cultural vibrancy and egalitarian accessibility, Neare’s large-scale site-specific theatrical works ignite civic imagination, drawing tens of thousands into multi-sensory dreamworlds.

Since 2008, Neare has created dozens of free site-specific works in Western Washington. Her best-known creation, the yearlong Lullaby Moon, is the second in her opus, the projected triptych, A Rose Triumphant. Lullaby Moon transformed square miles of Seattle’s urban landscape into celestial dreamscapes. The first in her triptych, the now-legendary Ooo La La flooded downtown Seattle with unadulterated whimsy on May Day of 2008. Other recent works of place-making include, Lullaby for Dottie Parker Park (2011) reuniting thousands with a forgotten urban grove in Burien, Washington; the 2012 cycle “Professor Pomme’s Pomp and Pastry Paradoxicals,” in Redmond, Washington.

Neare has received awards and commissions from organizations including Seattle Art Museum, Doris Duke Foundation, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission, the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle City Light, Seattle Arts Commission, and Seattle Parks and Recreation. She receives seminal support from 4Culture, the Northwest’s preeminent arts-funding agency.

In 2012 Neare was Artist-in-Residence in the City of Seattle and the City of Redmond, a position she now holds. In 2012, Seattle’s Mayor honored Lucia Neare with the coveted Mayor’s Arts Award.

For more information about Lucia Neare’s work, please visit