Renton Municipal Arts Commission

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission (RMAC) 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.


Call for Art

A call for art is currently open and requesting proposals for a design for a utility box wrap in downtown Renton. The request is for student artists (must be a current student K through 12), with a preference for artists living in Renton. A $500 stipend will be paid for the selected design. The deadline to submit a proposal is Oct. 15

Grant Program

Image advertising Grants available for 2021The RMAC grant program offers grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the general public in Renton. We encourage innovative projects by artists and communities that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of creative participation, particularly for underserved groups.

These flexible grants are designed to create access for individuals and groups not served by our annual Community Arts Support Program. 

The application deadline is rolling and the request for funding will be reviewed by the Grants Committee and brought before the Commission the first Tuesday of each month. 

Before you begin your application, please review the 2021 Grant Guidelines for more information and funding restrictions.  

2021 Grants Workshop

Recorded on April 7, 2021

Galvanizing Art Projects Program

The Galvanizing Art Projects Program is an innovative method of funding locally made public art with limited resources. The projects are transforming empty spaces into focal points and engaging artists of all ages and skills. The RMAC commissions local artists of all ages to create public art that reflects Renton’s heritage while aligning with both the city’s Arts & Culture Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan. Interested artists are encouraged to submit their project ideas through the grant application process. The deadline is rolling and projects will be considered as they are received.

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

If you wish to be notified of periodic Calls For Artists, Cultural Networking Events, or Public Art Opportunities, please download the Arts & Culture Registry Form and submit to RMAC.

Commission Members (13)

  • Amelia Ossorio (youth position)
  • Bill Huls, Vice Chair
  • Brianna Burroughs
  • Caren Sumption
  • Christie Randolph
  • David Samek
  • Evelyn Reingold
  • Kaie Wise
  • Kiley Thornton, Secretary 
  • Marsha Rollinger     
  • Mary Clymer, Chair
  • Neil Sheesley
  • Susan Jessick

Meeting Minutes

Stay Connected!

Our monthly new E-Newsletter will help keep you informed and up-to-date with Public Art and Urban Enhancement projects. 

You'll learn about:

  • Upcoming projects and calls for artists 
  • New public artwork dedications 
  • Behind-the-scenes scoops on current projects 
  • Interesting and timely public art topics.


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