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.

Design mock-up for the Redmond Senior and Community Center wall installationRedmond Senior & Community Center: Artist Outreach

6:00 PM on November 16, 2022

Learn more about artist Joe Thurston's design for the new Redmond Senior & Community Center. You'll get a sneak peek at a list of images that could be included in the final artwork--give feedback or even suggest images of your own! Learn more here

6:00 PM on December 5, 2022

Please join the Cultural Arts staff to learn more about the 2023 Cultural Arts Operating Support Grant and ask any questions you might have around the new program. Learn more here

A street view of the the three utility boxes with new art wrapsUtility Box 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!

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

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

Self Guided Walk and Creative Writing Exercise

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

     Online Guide

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

2023 Cultural Arts Operating Support Grant

The Redmond Arts and Culture Commission recently approved to transition the annual Arts Season Grant to an Operating Support Grant. The City of Redmond will offer limited, unrestricted support to eligible organizations in Redmond whose missions serve the community through access to arts, arts education, and cultural heritage experiences. This program is intended to assist with the attraction and retention of established and emerging arts and culture organizations. In addition to funding, the City of Redmond will provide access to resources and additional support and opportunities for grantees.


• Active nonprofit or fiscally sponsored organization in Redmond, WA city limits with an annual budget of less than $500,000
• Organization has been operational since January 1, 2021
• Primary mission and programmatic activities related to arts, arts education, or cultural heritage
• Organization must have programs open to the general public
• Organization must not have any open Cultural Arts grants with the City of Redmond

View and Download the Application Here

DEADLINE: 5:00 pm PST on Thursday, January 5, 2023

If you have a scheduling conflict and cannot join us for the Q&A email CulturalArts@Redmond.Gov