Pop-Up Downtown

- Arts - Food - Parklets - Live Music - And Much More -

Thanks to everyone who made Pop-Up Downtown a complete success! Pop-Up Downtown was held on Friday, September 16 and featured temporary parklets, art exhibits, live music, artisan vendors, a food truck and ice cream cart, and the grand openings of two new businesses. The event created a buzz of excitement and brought several hundred people to Downtown Renton for the afternoon and evening. There were over 20 different partner groups that came together to help make this event possible through hosting artists in their businesses, building parklets, building community through art activities, and donating financially and with their time.


1)  Parklets: Three parking spaces were turned into temporary parks and were open from noon – 8pm, providing an opportunity to sit and enjoy Downtown Renton from a different perspective.

     a.  724 South 3rd Street

               i.  Renton Municipal Arts Commission

     b.  822 South 3rd Street

               i. The Comic Hut, RenCon, and King County

                  Library Systems

      c.  229 Wells Avenue South

               i.  Downtown Renton Partnership and City

                   Center Community Plan Advisory Board


2)  Art and Live Music:

     a.  The Owl Project painting

     b.  Arts Unlimited Gallery

     c. Three Arts Stops

     d.  Music 


3)  Grand Openings:

     a.  Urban Sprouts

     b.  Four Generals Brewing


4)  Other Contributors:

     a.  The Berliner Pub

     b.  Mr. Naturalz Salon

     c.  Rain City Catering

     d.  Salon 334

     e.  Walker's Renton Mazda

     f.  Walker's Renton Subara


5)  Wayfinding: Owl stencils were painted on the sidewalks with chalk paint by The Owl Project in order to guide attendees between event locations.


Our Pop-Up Downtown partners included:

Arts Unlimited, The Berliner Pub, The BrewMaster’s Bakery, City Center Community Plan Advisory Board, The Comic Hut, The Cortona Building, Four Generals Brewing, Handsome Devil Ink, King County Library System, Mr. Naturalz Salon, Piazza Renton, The Owl Project, Rain City Catering, Renton Chamber of Commerce, RenCon, Renton Downtown Partnership, Renton History Museum, Renton Municipal Arts Commission, Salon 334, Urban Sprouts, Walker’s Renton Mazda, and Walker’s Renton Subaru.


Our Pop-Up Downtown vendors included:

Bluebird Ice Cream, Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, Habitude, Handmade Sam*Made, Hapertas & Co., Irene Akio Illustrations, Orange Twist, The Owl Project, and Stacks Burgers.


Our Pop-Up Downtown featured artists and performers included:

Adrienne La Faye, A.O. Hamer, Ayla Hill, Bruce McIntyre, Meena Merchant, Ryan Hammond, Swing 3PO, Teresa Kolo, Vicki Basta, and Vincent Keele.


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