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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Picture of the Sammamish River with white text that reads "Lyrical Currents"

     Lyrical Currents: A Poetic Map of Redmond and the Sammamish River 

  •     Pick up a map at City Hall or the Redmond Library

     Online Guide

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

Meet Our Poet Laureate

Laura Da'

Laura Da HeadshotThe City of Redmond is proud to announce the 2022 Poet Laureate, Laura Da'. 

Our new Poet Laureate, a poet and a public-school teacher, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and the Institute of American Indian Arts. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ is the recipient of fellowships from the Native Arts and Culture Foundation, Richard Hugo House, and the Jack Straw Writers Program. She is the author of Tributaries, winner of the American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She lives near Renton with her husband and son.

Established in 2008 by ordinance 2444, 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. 

View the video of Redmond's Poet Laureate Laura Da reciting Bird's Eye View

Past Poet Laureates

Learn about Past Poet Laureates