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Introducing "Tech Specific"

Introducing “Tech Specific”

The Site Specific Program started in 2005, with the goal of inspiring innovation and reaching new communities by supporting visual art, installation and performance happening in alternative spaces –  from vacant storefronts to city parks, alleyways to farms. By 2013, the focus of the program shifted to projects connecting audiences with the stories and architecture of historic places in King County. To date,...
The Duwamish River, Revealed

The Duwamish River, Revealed

Famous for being “Seattle’s Only River”, the Duwamish spans 12 miles from Green River to Elliott Bay. Through the years it has often served as a mirror, reflecting the stories of our changing region. The shores of the river were originally home to settlements of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribes. With the creation of the Montlake Cut in 1916, Black River (a tributary of the...
Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory....
Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

The North American Times, later called the North American Post, was founded right here in Seattle’s International District in 1902. Today it remains the largest and oldest Japanese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. After three and a half years of collaborative effort the Hokubei Hochi foundation has created a digital archive containing over 100 years of newspapers,...
Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

You’re invited to join our neighbors at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Museum for the opening of Under the Midnight Sun, a project of the 4Culture Historic Site Specific Program. Artist Meg Bye, owner of Knot and Burl Studios, has created an interactive exhibit focusing on the moments, mementos and memories of the Klondike Gold Rush Era. This large scale installation features...
Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means is a presentation by local architecture historian and preservation consultant Kate Krafft, detailing her research findings about a construction method called Vertical plank construction (VPC). This method is distinct from the other methods commonly associated with Washington’s settlement era, such as full log, hewn log or balloon-frame, and is more prevalent in our region than had...
Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Our region is home to a thriving, innovative tech community. While many have talked about its economic, demographic and structural impacts, we rarely have the opportunity to consider how tech both informs and transforms arts & culture. The 2015 Cultural Congress will explore some of those intersections through the theme of art and tech. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, April 28 with a day of fantastic sessions. One...
CounterpARTS in Education Lecture Series

CounterpARTS in Education Lecture Series

ArtsEd Washington & 4Culture invite you to CounterpARTS in Education: The Andrea Allen Memorial Lecture Series featuring Dr. Linda Nathan, founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy and educational reform thought leader, in a talk entitled Why Arts? Confronting Issues of Race, Access, and Equity. Following her keynote, Dr. Nathan will join a panel with local Washington...
Cultural Equipment: Deadline & Workshops

Cultural Equipment: Deadline & Workshops

Get Your Wish List Ready Arts, heritage and preservation organizations or public entities (other than k-12 schools + districts) are encouraged to apply for 4Culture’s Cultural Equipment Program. Cultural Equipment provides up to 100% of the funds required to purchase fixed assets that help maintain, improve or expand services to the community. The deadline is May 6, 2015...
Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Deciding what to add to your institution’s collections – and what to get rid of – can seem like an overwhelming task. In this workshop, you will learn how to decide if an item will be a good addition to your collection, how to create policies and procedures that will prevent your organization from being...
The Last Alpine Facade in North Bend

The Last Alpine Facade in North Bend

Steve Teodosiadis, the owner of Georgia’s Bakery in downtown North Bend, was awarded a Landmarks Capital grant in 2014 to restore the original facade of the 1928 building. The process involved the removal of an alpine facade, the last of many installed in the 1970’s to give downtown North Bend a Bavarian feel. 4Culture has funded four de-Alpining projects over the past ten...
The ASC Showcase Was a Blast

The ASC Showcase Was a Blast

On January 27, 162 people from all over the region came thorough the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue to network, snack, and experience the work of some wonderful performing and visual artists. The occasion was the Arts & Social Change Showcase, a booking conference presented by the Arts & Social Change Symposium intended to expose arts presenters to diverse local talent, while...