Arts & Culture Master Plan

Recognizing the important role that the arts play in economic and community development, the City of Renton initiated a community effort to create a multi-year Arts & Culture Master Plan. The overarching goal was to develop and secure broad community ownership in a vision for the arts and culture in Renton. The plan succeeds in defining a vision for the arts created by the community and establishing community commitment to an achievable implementation strategy.

Shaping Our Future: Renton's Updated Arts and Culture Plan 2023

The City of Renton is developing a new comprehensive 10-year Arts and Cultural Master Plan that will guide the arts and culture initiatives of the Community and Economic Development Department, the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, other City Departments and programs, and align with the City's mission and values. The final product will be an archival plan, based on clear actions and tasks that reflect the following long-term goals and action items:

1.   Enhanced community engagement
2.   Diversity and inclusion
3.   Leveraging the arts for economic development
4.   Authentic brand development
5.   Pedestrian placemaking
6.   Accessibility for all residents

Starting in August 2023, the City and the consultant team (Framework Cultural Placemaking, Eunice Waymon Arts Services, and Sieger Consulting) will visit neighborhoods and events, conducting a series of outreach activities to understand the arts and culture ecosystem in Renton. These activities will include quizzes, mapping exercises, walking tours, and focus group/interview sessions.

Have something to share about arts and culture in your community? Please complete the quiz and come to our table to share more! We will be present at:

Renton Tuesday Farmers Market
August 8, 3 - 7 PM
Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave S.

Summer Concerts: The Kennydales
August 17, 7 - 8:30 PM
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd N

Summer Concerts: Soul Searching Band
August 31, 7 - 8:30 PM
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd N

Stay tuned to this webpage for more project updates and opportunities to provide input!  

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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