Arts and Entertainment
Arts enthusiasts are increasingly attracted to Renton's thriving arts community. Within Renton there are three facilities for the performing arts providing venues for two regional theatrical companies, the youth orchestra, the City Concert Band, the annual Summer Teen Musical, and visiting artists.
Visual arts abound in Renton. The City has an impressive collection of public art accumulated largely through its one-percent for the arts program. The City's history is on display at the Renton History Museum, and the Carco Theatre features work by local artists on display in the theatre lobby. And, there are many arts organizations and businesses that feature the work of local artisans.
Summer and winter community special events provide entertainment and access to the arts for the whole family:
- Fall festivals and Storefront Scarecrows
- Trick or Treats
- Ivar's Clam Lights at Coulon Park
- Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar
- Visiting Santa's House
- Kids Fishing Derby
- The Renton community has two farmers markets. The Renton Farmers Market at the Piazza in downtown Renton is held every Tuesday from June through September and the Farmers Market at Valley Medical Center is held on Sundays from the second week of June to the third week of September in the VMC parking lot. Vendors sell a bounty of fresh, locally grown farm products, including organic fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, herbs, and more.
For more information about other arts and entertainment opportunities, check out the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, South King County Cultural Coalition, Evergreen City Ballet, Allied Arts, Arts Unlimited.