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Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get...
2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

The annual Gallery4Culture application cycle closed on January 11th. In mid-February, the selection panel met and deliberated. Beth Sellars, independent curator and co-founder of Suyama Space, and gallery alumni Rodrigo Valenzuela and Kimberly Trowbridge chose ten artists and artist teams for exhibitions beginning this fall and...
Capital Funding for Landmarks

Capital Funding for Landmarks

Each year, 4Culture offers grants for construction projects that help restore, rehabilitate and preserve designated local landmarks throughout King County, Washington. Mark your calendars for this year’s Landmarks Capital application, which will become available mid-March and have a deadline of May 11, 2016. Through the...
News from 4Culture
Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares details on a brand new program created by a group of South King County historical organizations: Ask the executive director of any...
Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Nancy Salguero McKay is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Highline Historical Society, soon to be the Highline Heritage Museum. As the organization grows and changes, Nancy shares some insight into how she approaches her work, and into how she and her colleagues work to reflect and engage their communities: We tell the stories of...
Celebrating Preservation Month

Celebrating Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, a time to celebrate victories as well as to shine a light on threatened places. Two historic sites in King County are emerging from many years of neglect and uncertainty, through the vigilant attention and persistent advocacy of citizens in their respective communities. The Skykomish Hotel was brought back from the...
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 new poem for each day of the year, this year...
May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

Kamla Kakaria Marigold Marriage May 5—26, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, May 5, 6:00—8:00 pm Kamla Kakaria’s immersive, mixed-media installation, Marigold Marriage, transforms Gallery4Culture into a landscape of multiples. Delicate white pigmented beeswax, wire, and paper forms are suspended from the ceiling to create a luminous environment. These floral silhouettes are mirrored in wall-mounted screen prints...
Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

In March 2016, Brian J. Carter joined the 4Culture staff to lead the Heritage Program following the retirement of Eric Taylor. We are thrilled that Brian agreed to accept this position. We first got to know Brian when he served as the Deputy Director and Head Curator at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in...
Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

Apply for a Landmarks Capital Grant

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and...
Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Since 1960, Swedish Medical Center has recognized the healing power of art through an ever-growing art collection, which now includes over 2,500 works. Now, as Swedish works to expand and improve its First Hill Campus in Seattle, they’re not only expanding the collection but bringing it outside hospital walls. Two artists have been selected to create public...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better....
April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

Anne Drew Potter My Bear’s House April 7—28, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, April 7, 6:00—8:00 pm Two colossal black bears constructed of contrasting fabrics and a nubile porcelain boy inhabit Anne Drew Potter’s installation, My Bear’s House. It is a scene of battle, domestication and sensuality. The work expresses themes of power, dominance, and the subversion...
Guest Post: Greg Ruby Rediscovers a Jazz Pioneer

Guest Post: Greg Ruby Rediscovers a Jazz Pioneer

In 2015, I received funding from both 4Culture Heritage Projects and 4Culture Arts Projects to preserve, interpret, and promote musical compositions created by Seattle jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron, one of the most important figures in early Seattle jazz. Born in 1890, Waldron settled in Seattle in 1907, and by 1912 was performing throughout the...
New Public Art Dream Team

New Public Art Dream Team

4Culture is a great place to work—a fact evidenced by the few announcements we make about changing staff. We do have some exciting changes and additions, so here’s the 411 on our new dream team. Brennan Jernigan’s first day was February 16, replacing Ryan Feddersen as the Public Art Program Assistant. Brennan is a recent...