Learn About the Redmond Lights Art Process

Redmond welcomes and invites everyone to share in diverse community perspectives through art.

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Redmond Lights Art Selection Process

  • The art for Redmond Lights 2021 was selected through two artist calls. One call was open to the public and closed on October 4. The second was specifically tailored for participants of the 2021 Art Intensive Eastside, a free three-day basic training for visual artists who wish to develop their work for the public realm, but may have some or no public art experience. Twenty-two applications were received. Through a selection panel including a Public Art Intensive Eastside instructor and regional public artist, 13 art projects were sent to the Redmond Arts & Culture Commission for approval on Thursday, August 12. 
  • The art for Redmond Lights 2022 is being selected through two artist calls. One call opened to the public on August 12 and closes on September 23. The second is specifically tailored for participants of the 2022 Public Art Intensive Eastside, a free two-day basic training for visual artists who wish to develop their work for the public realm. Applicants from both calls will be reviewed by a selection panel that includes artists, members of the community, and Arts & Culture commission members. The recommendations from this panel then move to the Arts & Culture Commission for approval. Following approval/selection, this year's process includes additional check-ins with artists to ensure that artwork continues to align with its approved design.

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Resources

  • City of Redmond Public Art Master Plan 2016 - 2030, Redmond embraces the idea that innovation in the arts and creative expressions will nurture and sustain community. This plan articulates values, goals, and qualities that guide the achievement of this vision and mission. 
  • The City of Redmond remains committed to being a leader in promoting a culturally inclusive community. We value our diversity, pride ourselves on being a welcoming community, and feel a sense of belonging and safety.  We commit ourselves to engaging in open conversations and creating opportunities for the incredible diversity in Redmond to be expressed through art. The city will not tolerate disrespectful behavior, defacing of public property, or destruction of property.