Renton Municipal Arts Commission

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission was formed by Resolution 1320, on August 9, 1965. Overseeing an annual budget, the Commission is charged with the responsibility of acting in an advisory capacity to city government in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the city.

The Commission strives to support and connect people with arts and culture endeavors in the Renton community.


  • Enrich and increase participation and awareness of the cultural and artist community
  • Serve as Renton’s source for arts information
  • Increase funding opportunities for arts and culture programs
  • Advocate for arts education at all levels
  • Advise the City on arts related projects and public art.

2018 Art & Culture Grants

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is accepting proposals for the 2018 Art and Culture Grant Program. Grants will support projects that help further the RMAC’s goal to implement Renton’s Arts & Culture Master Plan. We strongly encourage applicants to become familiar with the Arts & Culture Master Plan.  The deadline to apply has been extended to August 31, 2018.

 2018 Art and Culture Grant

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 and Culture Master Plan.  The over-arching goal of the plan was to develop and secure broad community ownership in a vision for the arts and culture in Renton.  The resulting plan succeeds in defining a vision for the arts created by the community and establishing community commitment to an achievable implementation strategy.

Arts & Culture Master Plan 

Arts & Cultural Registry

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission has developed an “Arts and Culture Registry.” If you wish to be notified of periodic Calls For Artists, Cultural Networking Events, or Public Art Opportunities, please download the form below and submit it to RMAC.

Arts & Culture Registry Form

Bravo Award

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the arts and culture of Renton through the Bravo Award. 

Bravo Award nomination form

Members (13)

  • Adrienne LaFaye 
  • Bill Huls, Vice Chair
  • David Samek
  • Evelyn Reingold 
  • Kimberly Patterson
  • Neil Sheesley, Chair
  • Marsha Rollinger 
  • Mary Clymer 
  • Susan Jessick
  • Samantha Goetz-Granquist, youth position

Meeting Minutes

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