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Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve been working to make the long-time dream of transforming the SODO Busway into an exciting art experience a reality. Artist and curator Gage Hamilton began crafting a plan for this urban corridor in the fall, and continues to make exciting progress, including selecting a theme...
Eric Taylor's Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor’s Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor has been 4Culture’s Heritage Program Lead Staff for almost nine years. He came to 4Culture with more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of the heritage field, from exhibit design to consultant to serving as a heritage museum director. The advice he provided to King County heritage organizations had credibility that came...
Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Last month, we announced the retirement of Flo Lentz as lead staff for 4Culture’s Preservation Program.  Today, we are pleased to announce Flo’s successor. Dana Phelan joined the 4Culture staff on January 19th, 2016 to lead our preservation program into its next phase. Dana is ideally suited for this position. She comes to us from...
Two Awards for One Application!

Two Awards for One Application!

What’s better than an unrestricted operating grant? Two unrestricted operating grants! That’s what organizations that receive Arts Sustained Support get—two grants over two years. And the second year of the 2015-2016 biennium is upon us, meaning that 269 arts organizations and 22 Local Arts Agencies will be receiving the same award in 2016 as they did...
Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Stephanie Guerra: Stories Unlocked

Rob Ellis, 1/365 I think I’ve got too much time on my hands?, Digital Photograph. (cc) 2011   Stephanie Guerra was awarded an Art Projects grant for her project, Stories Unlocked, an ongoing publication of writing by students incarcerated in King County Juvenile Detention Center and at-risk teens in our region. Here Stephanie shares why she does this work and why these...
You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join 4Culture and King County...
Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

4Culture is proud to present Getting to Where I’m Going by Max Cleary on e4c, our storefront media gallery. Cleary’s work will launch on e4c’s screens on First Thursday, January 7 at 6 pm and will run in conjunction with works by fellow media artists, Joseph Gray, Barbara Robertson, Tess Martin and Evertt Beidler from 7 am to 10...
This is What It's All About

This is What It’s All About

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Spoken-word artist, teaching artist and anti-racist organizer, Nikkita Oliver led the final  project session of our inaugural year of programming. Oliver believes that the power of the arts is in the power of our voices, and works alongside young people, helping them develop creative skills and tell their...
Grade and Griffith to Create Art for Sea-Tac

Grade and Griffith to Create Art for Sea-Tac

As Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle Art Program work together to renovate the North Satellite Terminal and the Concourse C Transit Station, a guiding principle has been the creation of an unmistakably Northwest sense of place. You’ve likely visited both locations when traveling with Alaska Airlines—now, we are delighted to announce that...
llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year 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 an exciting roster of South King County activities to fill your holidays: These short days of December would be especially dreary if it...
Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

As our region grows and changes, 4Culture works to produce public art that reflects an evolving community. In partnership with Hardy Development and b9 architects, we’ll be bringing dynamic art to a new mixed-use apartment building in one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods — Fremont. A long-time home to artists and creators, Fremont has seen an...
Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

The close of 2015 will mark the end of an era at 4Culture. Flo Lentz, who has headed our preservation program since its inception in 2003, will retire. She leaves behind a formidable list of accomplishments. Flo essentially invented the 4Culture preservation program and for years was its only staff. When the King County Office...