Arts & Culture
We partner with the 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.
Explore the City of Redmond's Art Collection
Discover downtown Redmond's public art collection by following the Redmond Public Art Walking Map (PDF). Printed copies of this map are available at our community centers.
Even more public art exists beyond this map! We maintain a public art mobile app for Redmond's permanently-installed outdoor art collection. The app is called STQRY (pronounced "story") and is available for free on iOS and Android operating systems.
The Artist-in-Residence program stimulates cultural vibrancy in the parks of Downtown Redmond and challenges residents to become an active participant in civic life and cultural advocacy.
Meet our 2020-2021 Artist-In-Residence
Our new Artist-in-Residence Xaviera Vandermay is Director and Principal Choreographer of 3rd Shift Dance, a professional contemporary jazz dance company based in Seattle, WA and currently in residence at YAW Theater with summer projects including a music video project with Whitney Mongé and back-up dancing for a reunited Flymoon Royalty.
More information about her work can be found on the 3rd Shift Dance Facebook page.
Meet Our 2018-2020 Artist-In-Residence
Maja utilizes cutting-edge technology to create transformative spatial experiences. Growing up in Croatia during the violent fragmentation of Yugoslavia, she became preoccupied with using art to elevate a sense of the surroundings. She received a PhD from University of Washington and a Masters from New York University on transforming the poetic experience of space through the experimental use of technology. During her studies, Maja discovered that lighting is one of the most potent tools to shape people’s experience.
An accomplished artist, her artwork has been exhibited at Microsoft Research Gallery, Hong Kong Landmark, Gallery 4Culture, Matadero Madrid, Medialab Prado, London’s Winter Lights, and more. More information about her work can be found here: www.majapetric.com.
Opens a New Window. Meet Our Poet Laureate
The City of Redmond is proud to announce the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate, Raul Sánchez.
Established in 2008, the Poet Laureate program produces a variety of programming and community engagement opportunities offered to Redmond residents and visitors. The Redmond Poet Laureate Program builds a more literate and understanding community through poetry and the literary arts by broadening awareness of poetry and expressing the spirit of Redmond culture through poetry.
Our new Poet Laureate, Raul Sánchez immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1979 and has been living in the region since the mid-1990's. His poems have been published in many print and on-line publications and his first book was nominated for the 2013 Washington State Book Award for Poetry. In addition, he teaches poetry through Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers in the Schools program, PONGO Teen Writing, and Yakima Community College.
The Poet Laureate program was established by ordinance 2444 to produce a variety or programming and community engagement opportunities for Redmond residents and visitors.
Past Poet Laureates
Learn about Past Poet Laureate
Calls for Artists
2020 Redmond Arts Season Grants
The City of Redmond seeks proposals for arts and/or cultural projects and programs for the 2020 Redmond Art Season. The Redmond Art Season is a grant program that supports quality arts and cultural programs that are accessible to Redmond residents and visitors throughout the year in order to provide inclusivity, cultivate a creative environment, and produce a thriving arts scene in Redmond. For more info on how to apply, click the link below.
Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5PM PST
Public Art on 152nd Ave Main Street
The City of Redmond is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated outdoor artwork for the Overlake Village neighborhood. The select artist/artist team will be asked to create a permanent artwork that highlights the innovation, creativity, and diversity of Overlake Village. For more info on the project and how to apply, click the link below.
The City of Redmond is looking for enthusiastic instructors who love to teach people of all ages. Do you enjoy teaching children, adults, and seniors? If so, you will want to keep reading! We welcome all types of instructors to apply.
These are part-time supplemental positions with varying hours. Classes occur year-round, 0-15 hours per week, and will be scheduled for morning, evening and weekends. This position is limited to a maximum of 1040 hours per year.
To find out more information and see the full job description, please apply online.
City of Redmond offers a collection of fine art classes, dedicated to providing high-quality, fine art instruction, through our Redmond Arts Studio program. Please visit our activities page for more information.