Arts and heritage programs are alive and well in Renton, and will continue their vibrant presence thanks to renewed funding for 4Culture.
several weeks ago, after the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5834 to continue funding for arts, heritage and preservation efforts through lodging taxes for 4Culture programs. Last night about 65 arts and culture supporters celebrated the achievement at an Arts and Heritage Open House at the .
Event speakers included Renton Historical Society President Sandra Meyer, Renton Municipal Arts Commission Chair Pat Pepper, Renton City Council President Terri Briere, 4Culture Executive Director Jim Kelly, State Rep. Zack Hudgins, and State Rep. Marcie Maxwell (41st Dist).
Other notable attendees included Rep. Dave Upthegrove (33rd Dist); Rep. Zack Hudgins (11th Dist); Renton School Board member Pam Teal; and Renton City Council members King Parker and Rich Zwicker.