Arts & Culture

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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, 2023


The 1st Annual Downtown Redmond Art Walk highlighted Redmond's local artists and downtown businesses on Thursday, August 17. The event partnered 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 activated Downtown Park from 4 - 7 p.m. with art and performances, as well as produced 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

2024 Public Art Intensive Eastside

Public Art Intensive Eastside is a two-day basic training sponsored by the City of Redmond and open to visual artists who have an interest in exploring the presentation of their work in public settings, community-building or enhancing the built environment. Topics covered include contracting, fabrication, maintenance, and social practice. Plan to spend an additional 8-12 hours outside of the workshops to develop a public art concept for homework. Participants that attend both dates and complete the homework will receive a $100 stipend and be eligible to apply for an exclusive paid temporary public art project for the City of Redmond. 

Workshop Dates: May 11 & 18, 2024

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
DEADLINE: APPLICATION DUE MARCH 1 AT 11 P.M. PST

Rotating Art Exhibits at the Redmond Senior & Community Center

The City of Redmond is seeking 2D artwork to exhibit at the new Redmond Senior & Community Center opening in May 2024. This exhibition program is designed to give regional artists an opportunity to display their works in a public setting. There will be a total of three separate exhibitions in each calendar year. Artists working with a wide range of media are encouraged to participate.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
DEADLINE: APPLICATION DUE MARCH 1 AT 11 P.M. PST

2024 Cultural Arts Operating Support Grant (CLOSED)

The City’s Operating Support Grant offers limited, unrestricted support to eligible organizations in Redmond whose missions serve the community through access to arts, arts education, and cultural heritage experiences. In addition to funding, the City will provide access to resources and additional support and opportunities for grantees.

DEADLINE: JAN. 19, 2024 AT 5 P.M. PST

QUESTIONS? Email CulturalArts@redmond.gov 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.