Renton Arts Update: September/October 2022

Join the Commission

Join The Renton Municipal Arts Commission!

Do you have an interest in supporting public art? Do you identify as an arts advocate? Do you see value in arts education and understand the value of public displays of art and culture in the community? Then the Renton Arts Commission could be a great fit for you!

As an Arts Commissioner, you get to have a voice in the direction of public art and cultural events in Renton. This volunteer position gives you access to a broad understanding of how public art funding works and gives you a chance to support local artists right here in our community. 

Arts Commission applications can be accessed through the City's Boards and Commissions page. Please submit your application for consideration in this current round by September 30For more information please contact the Renton Municipal Arts Commission at (425) 430-7271 or

Get funded!

On Friday, October 7 the Renton Municipal Arts Commission will host an in-person Q&A at the Renton History Museum from 3-4 p.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions about public art projects in the city, how they are funded, and how to apply for the 2023 RMAC grant due on Oct. 13. Click here for more information about the 2023 Art Grants program.

Film Frenzy

The Renton Film Frenzy is a 72 hour film challenge for filmmakers to partner with a local Renton organization, make a 7 minute or less piece of content that reflects the personal style of the filmmaker, the values of the partnered organization, and the diversity of the City of Renton.  The Frenzy will be held from Oct. 7-9. Register your group before Oct. 5. Anyone is welcome to register, and student registration is FREE!

Key to change

You are invited to celebrate with Key to Change and the move into their first new studio right here in Renton!
Friday, October 7th at 5:30pm
Come explore the new space, listen to student performances, learn about  new initiatives, and meet the staff and board. Special remarks from King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove.
RSVP today!

King Con

KingCon is coming! This exciting weekend-long, family-oriented event October 15 and 16 provides the three E’s: education, experience and environment. Activities range from science to innovation, creativity to gaming. Pro tip: Snag early bird tickets now before they’re gone!

Seattle Philhamornic

 "In the startled ear of night..." 

A Fall Family Concert

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2pm

Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Tickets are available at the door or purchased ahead of time at these locations.  Cash only please.

  • King & Bunny Appliance - 4608 Sunset Blvd NE
  • L.A. Frames - 309 3rd St

In the tradition of the Philharmonic’s “Music’s Darkest Harvest” concerts of yore, the Seattle Philharmonic presents a Halloween program that is all over the map, both geographically and stylistically.  For more information visit

Ben Stagner hydrant

“Adopt” a Hydrant 

The South Renton Neighborhood Association in collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission is seeking artists to create designs for fire hydrants in the South Renton neighborhood. Add your mark in Renton by creating artwork incorporating elements of the surrounding environment and community. Applications are open until all hydrant designs are selected. Artists will receive $400 per hydrant to cover the cost of materials, supplies, and design fees. Apply at

Alan White Concert

Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Renton! We invite you to join us for an olde fashioned Halloween scavenger hunt Halloween week. Find the clues posted in storefront windows throughout downtown and solve the riddle to complete your game card. Enjoy live music, games, arts & crafts, a pop-up market and more!

Don’t forget the costume contest for two and four-legged participants!  And be on the lookout for scarecrows.  Vote for your favorite on Saturday, Oct 29 between 1 and 3:30pm.