A Volunteer’s Perspective

One of the task teams that is part of the Renton Municipal Arts Commission is called ACT – an acronym for Arts Communication Team. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at Luther’s Table. We are looking at ways to increase visibility, support and participation for art and cultural activities in Renton. Volunteers are always needed for these kind of community efforts. One volunteer, Juliet Santos-Babasanta, wrote the following artical for the Fall Newsletter:

A Volunteer’s Perspective by Juliet Santos-Babasanta

As one of the grantees of the Renton Municipal Arts Commission for a small art project for children with special needs, last September 2011, the opportunity allowed me to unleash my passion in coordinating and developing an art activity for children. The art activity was hosted by a painter who introduced, discussed, taught, helped and guided the children with special needs in using new materials in painting like canvas, brushes, palettes, water color, oil pastel, oil, pencil colors and acrylic paint, instead of the traditional crayons. The feedback from parents was overwhelming; this is the only time they saw their children so focused on what they were doing. The project was funded by the Commission with $250.00 covering all expenses from advertisement, refreshments and free supplies for the participating children.

These volunteering opportunities also allowed me to meet and be part of different organizations as Bridge Disability Ministries, Hearing Speech and Deafness Center, Washington Division of Development and the Special Education of Renton School District.

For more volunteering opportunities in the community, contact arts@rentonwa.gov or contact 425-430-6589.


About The Creative Side of Renton

I have become captivated by Renton since moving here three years ago. I love the beautiful scenery, the wonderful people, and I have made it my mission to help to further develop and to promote the creativity, and the art and culture of this community.
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