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Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses is back! In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to announce a brand new season of this beloved public art program. In addition to an online poetry portal showcasing one...
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Come See Us at Seattle Art Fair!

Come See Us at Seattle Art Fair!

After incredible success in its first year, Seattle Art Fair is back August 4—7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, and we’re excited to be a part of the festivities! Whether you’re an artist, gallery-owner, arts administrator, or someone who just loves seeing great art, come chat with us—we’ll have a table at the Fair all weekend...
Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

Restored: Hori Furoba at the Neely Mansion

After years of planning and investment, the Neely Mansion Association recently unveiled the restored Hori Furoba, one of the few known examples of an extant Japanese-style bath house built by Japanese Americans in this country. With partial funding from 4Culture, the Association was able to develop and implement a preservation plan for the bath house,...
Guest Post: Seeds

Guest Post: Seeds

Olisa Enrico-Johnson is a Mentor Artist in our Creative Justice program, an arts-based alternative to youth incarceration in King County. After leading a group of court-involved youth through three months of creating and dialogue, she shares her insights: The first day of our 12 week session. Chairs set in a circle. A black journal on...
Conductive Garboil Grant Open Now

Conductive Garboil Grant Open Now

Seattle artist Su Job was a woman of extraordinary energy and drive, fiercely dedicated to her art and to the Pioneer Square neighborhood. She believed that the value of art should transcend the buying and selling of objects, and that artists should take responsibility in their communities to stimulate ideas, conversation and change. This grant opportunity...
It's Delicious! Writer Katherine Pryor on working with King County schools

It’s Delicious! Writer Katherine Pryor on working with King County schools

Katherine Pryor, MA, is the author of the children’s books Zora’s Zucchini and Sylvia’s Spinach. In addition to writing, she’s worked to create better food choices at institutions, large corporations, and food banks. Learn more at KatherinePryor.com, or on Twitter or Instagram @readyourgreens. I’ve considered myself a writer since I was seven years old, so...
Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

Landmarks Capital Awards Announced

4Culture’s 2016 Landmarks Capital program will support a diverse array of projects to revitalize historic places across King County. This year, among 42 applicants, seven were new to the program. Twelve applicants were recommended for funding, with awards ranging from $14,471 to $30,000. Landmarks Capital grants go towards design, materials, and labor to repair and...
July at Gallery4Culture: Andrew Hoeppner

July at Gallery4Culture: Andrew Hoeppner

Andrew Hoeppner Monkey God July 7—August 8*, 2016 Opening: July 7, 6—8 pm Closing: August 4, 6—8 pm *Exhibition extends through August 8th to align with the Seattle Art Fair Artist Andrew Hoeppner’s solo exhibition, Monkey God, investigates themes of human identity and our relationship to the natural world, transforming Gallery4Culture with vivid, illustrative ceramic...
Creative Justice Honored with PAN Award

Creative Justice Honored with PAN Award

We are thrilled to announce that Creative Justice, our arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County, has been recognized with a Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review award! Piloted in 2015, the program is funded by Percent for Art revenue generated through the design and construction of the county’s new Children...
Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

We are proud to share this very special post, featuring two legendary figures of Seattle’s Jazz community. Grammy-nominated jazz singer Ernestine Anderson passed away in March, leaving behind the legacy of an incredible career that began in Seattle’s Central District. Her friend and Garfield High School classmate Grace Holden—daughter of Seattle Jazz’s “royal family”—generously shared...
Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

We kick off every year with our Projects grants. They fund a staggering range of work by individuals and organizations in arts, heritage, and historic preservation, and they set in motion a lot of fantastic King County cultural experiences for the upcoming year! The February and March deadlines brought almost 500 applications, with a large percentage...
An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

What can artists offer in the context of a city-wide water infrastructure project? Plenty. King County and Seattle are realizing an ambitious plan to protect the health of our waterways. A complex network of facilities, treatment, and conveyance, King County’s control plan in Seattle is designed to dramatically limit combined sewer overflows—or CSOs—caused by excess...
Washington Hall Reopening

Washington Hall Reopening

On Wednesday, June 1, Historic Seattle will mark the reopening of Washington Hall with a free celebration hosted in conjunction with anchor partner organizations 206 Zulu, Hidmo, and Voices Rising. From 5:00—8:00 pm, all are invited to visit the newly restored Hall and enjoy music and light refreshments. “Washington Hall has served a cross-section of...