DAIPAN Butoh Collective performing during Art of the City Streetfest last year.

DAIPAN Butoh Collective performing during Art of the City Streetfest last year.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Next Saturday, Prefontaine Place South – our favorite block – will be filled end-to-end with 12 hours of visual art, theatre and music performances, live art-making opportunities, and, of course, food and drink. Art of the City Streetfest is put on by the Tashiro Kaplan building and the artists who live and work there. Throughout the day, they will be featuring a huge array of work by residents, both indoors and out, so make sure to check them out online and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on Streetfest happenings.

4Culture is excited to celebrate with our neighbors! Gallery4Culture will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on the day of Streetfest, featuring our current show, SWEEP by artist collective Let’s (hint: see the piece in action on our Instagram feed). Our offices will be open as well, hosting a dance performance unlike any other:  the DAIPANbutoh Collective will perform Galaanza III, directed by Sheri Brown and Joan Laage. Galaanza III will begin in our offices and move through the street fair, with the Collective’s 50 performers using desks, windows, railings, and just about everything else in sight as their performance space. Rather than drawing from a formalized set of movements like ballet or folk dance, butoh shape-shifts with sensations, emotions, and imagination – our office space is sure to come alive in some very exciting ways! Sheri Brown received a 4Culture 2015 Art Projects grant to support Galaanza III.