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Arts & Culture

Bridging Cultures & Building Inclusivity

Nestled within the vibrant and diverse community of Redmond, the local arts and culture scene reflects the rich tapestry of its demographics. With a population that boasts a dynamic blend of backgrounds, the city’s artistic expressions draw inspiration from a harmonious blend of cultures. Each community contributes their unique stories, expressions, and talents, infusing Redmond with charming streets and diversely vibrant businesses. Redmond celebrates inclusivity and embraces the fusion of cultures – from cozy cafes serving global cuisines to boutique galleries showcasing a medley of artistic expressions. This dynamic blend infuses Redmond’s arts and culture with a unique energy, inviting residents and visitors alike to explore, appreciate, and contribute to the thriving and captivating city.

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Redmond Arts

By city ordinance, Redmond has appointed a poet laureate since 2010. The 2022-2023 Poet and teacher, Laura Da’—who is Eastern Shawnee— focuses much of her work in Redmond on land-based connections to poetry to encourage reflection, conservation, connection, and highlight histories of the land and community. What’s more, Redmond promotes public participation in the arts and proudly supports local artists and cultural arts organizations. Discover and explore downtown Redmond’s public art collection by viewing the Redmond Public Art Walking Map below.

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New Asphalt Artwork in Downtown Redmond

During the summer of 2023, the City of Redmond installed its second asphalt art piece, symbolizing support for the LGBTQIA+ community with a vibrant interpretation of the Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride Flag. Located at the Cleveland Street crosswalk, this artwork enhances street safety and inclusivity. Mayor Angela Birney emphasized Redmond’s commitment to a welcoming community. Asphalt art, fostering street safety and community engagement, was supported by the Arts and Culture Commission. Artist Jing Jing Wang, a proud queer advocate, collaborated closely with the LGBTQIA+ community to create this inclusive space.

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Redmond Arts & Culture Photo Gallery

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