Arts & Culture


We partner with Redmond's Arts and Culture Commission to promote public participation in the arts and to build community. Our art programs provide educational opportunities and support local artists and cultural arts organizations to continue their work in Redmond.

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Free service for Redmond's creative community. Cultural Arts Staff is available to look over art call or grant applications, answer questions around funding, provide resources, support and more through our new office hours. Feel free to drop by or email to confirm a time slot.

Learn more by checking out the dates in the calendar!

Utility Box WrapsA street view of the the three utility boxes with new art wraps

At the Cleveland and Leary intersection, you'll see a colorful new addition to the corner!

In 2020, three local artists were chosen from an open call asking for artwork for these downtown utility boxes.
Learn more about the artwork here!

Map of Redmond with text that reads "Downtown Redmond Artwalk, August 17, starting at 4 p.m."

August 17, Starting at 4 p.m.

The 1st Annual Downtown Redmond Art Walk will highlight Redmond's local artists and downtown businesses on Thursday, August 17. The event partners the downtown area's businesses with local artists in order to highlight both art and the vibrant organizations in Redmond's downtown corridor. As a part of the event, the City of Redmond will activate Downtown Park from 4 - 7 p.m. with art and performances, as well as produce a map of participating locations to encourage participants to visit the art and performances at those businesses.

Learn more here.

  1. Calls & Grants
  2. Poet Laureate
  3. Artist-In-Residence
  4.  Redmond Arts Studio
  5. Redmond's Art Collection

2023 Redmond Lights Video Art Call 

Artists are invited to submit existing video works to be projected on Buoyant Pavilion during Redmond Lights in Redmond, Washington. Redmond Lights is a winter celebration that includes illuminated art installations sponsored by the City of Redmond.


2024-25 City of Redmond Poet Laureate Call

The City of Redmond seeks applications for the position of Redmond Poet Laureate. The purpose of the Redmond Poet Laureate program is to make a significant contribution to the cultural life of the city and reveal new ways of understanding throughout our diverse community.


2023 Cultural Arts Micro Grant 

The Redmond Arts and Culture Commission recently approved a new initiative, the Cultural Arts Micro Grant. The City of Redmond offers up to $250 in funding to eligible projects or activities in Redmond whose purpose serve the community through access to arts, arts education, and cultural heritage experiences. This program is intended to assist in increasing access to arts and culture for our residents. 

Learn more about the process by downloading the application.


QUESTIONS? Email with questions about any of the above calls or applications.

The City of Redmond Cultural Arts Program issues Public Art calls for a variety of projects, sites, and events across the city. Artist selection for each opportunity is decided by a panel of community members.

Interested in serving on a future panel? Fill out the form here.