City seeks volunteers for Arts and Culture Commission

The City of Redmond is recruiting new volunteer members for the Arts and Culture Commission to begin their terms in April. Arts and Culture commissioners meet once a month on the second Thursdays and serve three-year terms. Commissioners also participate on special committees and attend public meetings and events; cultivate community engagement around Parks and Recreation Department projects and programs; and occasionally meet with City Council and other commissions, as appropriate.

The Arts and Culture Commission will have two open positions for Redmond residents residing within city limits (98052 zip code). The Arts and Culture Commission continues to enhance the quality of life in Redmond by advising staff and City Council on public programs that build community, celebrate diversity, and enhance the vitality and identity of Redmond through performing, visual and participatory arts. The current work program for the commission includes advising staff and City Council on a program plan for Downtown Park and growing the arts in Redmond through the Artist-in-Residence program, Moving Art Center programs, So Bazaar Night Market, grant programs and more. In addition, the commission will provide recommendations on a number of upcoming public art projects including several city and regional transportation projects in Redmond.

To learn more about the commissions or to apply, download an application at Community Service Applications are available on the website and can be emailed to To obtain a hard copy of the application, call (425) 556-2101. There is no deadline for applications, but interested citizens are encouraged to submit an application by Feb. 6.