Adopt A Hydrant!

The South Renton Neighborhood Association*, in collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, is seeking artists to participate in an exciting new public art campaign! Interested artists will be permitted to “adopt” fire hydrants within the South Renton neighborhood and create artistic designs for them. Applications are open to all that are interested.




Hydrant #1 completed by Sybil McIntyre


The goal of this program is to embrace the artistic talents of local individuals while displaying creative artwork throughout the community.

There is no specific theme for this program, though artists are encouraged to incorporate the character and history of the surrounding environment and neighborhood into their artwork.

The program is free and open to the public. The project will include 20 painted fire hydrants in the South Renton neighborhood.

Selected artists will receive $300 per hydrant to cover the cost of materials, supplies and design fees.

Applicants are welcome to submit multiple designs for consideration.




Have an idea for a hydrant? We’d love to see it! 

Submit your proposal today! For more information check out the full application here

(Thank you to the City of Renton Public Works team for all their help prepping, delivering and installing all of the hydrants!)

Meet the Artists!

Sybil McIntyre

Meet Sybil, a mixed media artist and the creator of the very first conductor hydrant! Hydrant location (#1,2&8)

Daisy Ching

Meet Daisy, a local resident and the second artist to complete a hydrant! Hydrant location (#3)

Kelly Affleck

Meet Kelly, a local graphic designer with a bold eye for patterns! She is the artist who completed the "Saturday Morning Cartoons" hydrant. Hydrant Location (#4,7,15)

Ryan Hammond and Handsome Devil Ink

Meet Ryan and Ben, two local tattoo artists in Downtown Renton! Ryan's first hydrant is installed right in front of his shop Handsome Devil Ink! Hydrant Location (#5)

Kaitlyn White

Meet Kaitlyn White, an interdisciplinary visual artist!

Kat Lieu

Meet Kat, an interdisciplinary visual artist and blogger! She is the artist who completed Hawk, the Dancing Lion hydrant. (Hydrant #6&14)

Samuel Whitney

Meet Sam! Sam aims to fight back against the drab, one project at a time. Hydrant Location (#12)

Sarah Roadman

Meet Sarah! Sarah is a graphic designer and fine artist based in Downtown Renton. Hydrant Location (#13)