Arts & Culture

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A Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Equity from the Redmond Arts and Culture Commission:

The Redmond Arts & Culture Commission mourns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more unnamed Black men and women at the hands of police, and at the hands of our institutions, directly and indirectly.  We acknowledge that systemic racism unjustly targets our Black communities and we stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown siblings...

Read the Full Statement Here 

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.

  1. Poet Laureate
  2. Calls & Grants
  3. Artist-In-Residence
  4.  Redmond Arts Studio

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. 

Past Poet Laureates

Learn about Past Poet Laureate

Explore the City of Redmond’s Art Collection

The Redmond Public Art Walking Map Opens in new windowDiscover 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.

A group of people standing under Signals Stage
An aerial view of a skypainting
A sculpture in a city park
A light display at an evening event