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Collections Care Grant Now Open

Collections Care Grant Now Open

Storage systems, display mounts, digital scanners: Collections Care may not be our most glamorous grant program, but it’s a favorite! We love seeing the stories that emerge when our region’s historians and archivists get the support they need to care for precious artifacts. Collections Care is critical—things like shelves and cases can mean the difference between...
Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

31 dance teams, 158 music groups, 6 spoken word artists, 34 theater ensembles—they’re all members of our Touring Arts Roster, and now, they’re all right at your fingertips! For over three decades, the Roster has been an invaluable tool for both performers and the people who hire them. The Roster promotes and publicizes performers of...
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...
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...
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...
A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

[youtube width=”625″ height=”344″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeH0kWP7KVw[/youtube] Last fall, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Touring Arts Roster by adding more acts to this juried listing of King County’s best performers than ever before! This group of 23 new artists—which includes country bands, spoken word poets, aerialists, comedians, and so much more—joins over 200 performers on the Roster,...
March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

Alexander Keyes to: europa March 3—31, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, March 3, 6:00—8:00 pm Ever feel overwhelmed by the monotony and pressures of housework, family, and employment? Artist Alexander Keyes does. For relief, he has adopted a perspective of the world built on speculation and fantasy. His installation, to: europa, encompasses an array of escape mechanisms...
February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

February on e4c: Joseph Farbrook

[vimeo width=”610″ height=”338″]https://vimeo.com/97383217[/vimeo] Joseph Farbrook Guerrilla Dancer Screening Launch: First Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm Every month, Prefontaine Place South—the street we call home—gets more exciting, as we add films and media art to our street-facing e4c screens. The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices, make sure to...