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Kicking Off 2017 with Facilities Grant

Kicking Off 2017 with Facilities Grant

Our first grant deadline of the new year is coming up fast! Facilities makes it possible for our region’s cultural organizations to buy, build, and renovate the spaces that are their homes, and we’re excited to be able to open it this year. Facilities is available for major building projects—it does not fund feasibility studies, tools,...
Celebrating Our County's Namesake

Celebrating Our County’s Namesake

30th Annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, January 12, 12:00– 1:00 pm 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Avenue, Seattle 2017 marks 30 years of celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in the county that bears his name with the annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! The Celebration...
Call for Artists: NE 8th Street Trail Crossing

Call for Artists: NE 8th Street Trail Crossing

4Culture and King County Parks Division seek an artist to become part of the design team on the NE 8th Street Trail Crossing. The crossing will be a steel truss bridge where it crosses over NE 8th Street in Bellevue, WA. The bridge will provide a grade separated crossing over this busy roadway for trail...
Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Jamil Suleman served as the Mentor Artist to the most recent session of Creative Justice, our program offering an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. In this Guest Post, Jamil shares insight into what the group of participants learned and accomplished: I’ve done this before, but there was something different about...
Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Led by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture provides South King County, arts, heritage, and botanical organizations with networking opportunities, advocacy support, and professional development. Here, Barbara provides an update on a recent meeting designed to help the group’s members improve their services and engagement with the public: At a recent meeting, our topic was access—we put together a panel...
Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture's 2017-2018 season!

Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture’s 2017-2018 season!

Gallery4Culture showcases contemporary art, presenting the work of outstanding independent artists living in King County. Our 1,000 sq. ft. exhibition space is located on the street level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Visual artists working in all media and genres are invited to submit solo, collaborative and group...
Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

  Creative Justice We Still Live Here December 7—15, 2016 Curated by JoJo Gaon and Aaron Counts Opening: Thursday, December 8, 6:00—8:00 pm Gallery4Culture – 101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104 Our region is changing. Fueled by the thriving technology industry, Seattle has become one of the fastest growing big cities in the country....
Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Jazmyn Scott and Aaron Walker-Loud partnered with the Museum of History & Industry to curate and present The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop, an exhibit celebrating the people, places, and events that make up one of our region’s most vibrant cultural communities. The exhibit ran from September 19, 2015 through May 1, 2016. We at 4Culture were...
Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Nathaniel Howe is the Executive Director of Northwest Seaport, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Their floating fleet at Lake Union Park just received a new addition: I am very proud to announce that we are expanding our historic fleet, which presently includes the tugboat Arthur Foss of...
November at Gallery4Culture: Deborah Faye Lawrence

November at Gallery4Culture: Deborah Faye Lawrence

Deborah Faye Lawrence Open Carry November 3–December 1, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, November 3, 6:00—8:00 pm Closing: First Thursday, December 1, 6:00—8:00 pm Deborah Faye Lawrence uses satirical collage as a political and psychological tool. Aligned with personal, domestic and global issues and events, her work—rendered on canvas, paper, board, and recycled metal serving trays—reflects a decades-long...
2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Estate of Su Job are pleased to announce that Tariqa Waters is the 2016 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant, a yearly, non‐restricted award of $3,000. The grant was developed by Job just before her passing in December, 2008 and acknowledges King County artists with a connection to Pioneer Square...
From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

As fall begins, we focus on the coming November elections which will include contests for federal offices, as well as several important local ballot initiatives. Since 1965, when the National Endowment for the Arts was authorized by the United States Congress, government has been a partner in funding the arts nationally and locally. The King...