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Renton Municipal Arts Commission looking for a few good artists

October 6, 2016

City of Renton Contacts:
Elizabeth Higgins,
Renton Municipal Arts Commission, 425-430-6581
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Artists are invited to create temporary designs for vacant storefronts in downtown Renton

Renton, WA – The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is looking for artists to create temporary winter or holiday themed installations for unoccupied storefronts in downtown Renton. The storefronts are located on South Third Street between Logan Avenue South and Main Avenue South.

The Commission has established the following criteria for consideration:

THEME: Installations should be winter or winter holiday themed and incorporate lighting
MEDIA: Artwork may be in any two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or new media
STIPEND: Each artist chosen will receive $100-500 based on the size and type of space assigned to them. All materials required for the installation are the responsibility of the artist.

LOCATIONS: Artists are encouraged to walk around downtown Renton and identify potential locations before submitting proposals, since available vacant storefronts range in type and scale. Possible available locations include:

  • 825 South Third Street
  • 807 South Third Street (window only; no floor space)
  • 700 South Third Street

DEADLINE: Proposals must be emailed to and received by October 21, 2016. Chosen artists will be notified via email by October 28, 2016.

INSTALLATION DEADLINE: The artwork must be installed by November 20, 2016, and will be on display from Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016, thru mid-January 2017.

This installation project is one of many exciting opportunities for artists within the City of Renton. Please contact the Renton Municipal Arts Commission at or via their Facebook page at with any questions, and to learn more about other upcoming opportunities.