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Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/134059804[/vimeo] The 4Culture offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, as staff celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open again for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, starting Monday, November 30. In honor of this holiday celebrating family and food, we’re highlighting a project that debuted this past summer, funded by...
Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

In July of this year, we announced a joint effort between 4Culture, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and the King County Council to make a historic investment in the cultural landscape of King County. Now, after six months of workshops, applications, interviews, and tough decisions—read more about that process here—we’re thrilled to announce that 102 arts, heritage, and...
Closed for Veterans Day

Closed for Veterans Day

The 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture are closed today in honor of Veterans Day. We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you during our normal hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, for the remainder of the week. As we all take a pause in our daily lives to honor and thank our nation’s veterans,...
November at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Mouton

November at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Mouton

Alexander Mouton, Some Time Later…I’m Here: Photographs from Poland and Ukraine November 5—December 3, 2015 Opening: First Thursday, November 5, 6:00—8:00 PM Closing: First Thursday, December 3, 6:00—8:00 PM Please note: the gallery will be closed November 26—27 for the Thanksgiving holiday Next month, Gallery4Culture features a 22-photograph exhibition by Seattle-based artist Alexander Mouton titled Some...
Toasting a Year of Poetry at Dia de Muertos

Toasting a Year of Poetry at Dia de Muertos

Poetry on Buses at Dia de Muertos Saturday, October 31, 12:30 – 4:30 pm  Poets begin reading at 3:20 pm  Seattle Center, Armory Main Floor, 305 Harrison Street It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of Poetry on Buses: Writing Home. The past year has seen writing workshops, road shows, filled-to-capacity celebrations, and...
A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

“The flaking, painted brick, the worn plaster and wood finishes, the white-washed walls, the simplicity of the structure – the building felt extremely genuine.” Jocelyn Schmidt’s first impressions of Washington Hall have been shared by many. Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood of America as temporary housing and community space for new immigrants, the...
Caring for Our Shared Heritage: 2015 Collections Care Grant Recipients

Caring for Our Shared Heritage: 2015 Collections Care Grant Recipients

Collections Care is about important stuff – the “stuff” that teaches us about where we come from and where we can go. All over King County, archivists, librarians, and historians help preserve the real, tangible objects that make up history so that future generations can continue to learn from them. Our annual Collections Care grant program supports...
Creative Justice Mentor Artist Daemond Arrindell Embraces Challenge

Creative Justice Mentor Artist Daemond Arrindell Embraces Challenge

With the pilot year of Creative Justice—4Culture’s arts-based alternative to youth incarceration in King County—almost complete, we are reflecting on lessons learned and looking towards the future. We asked Session 3 Mentor Artist, Daemond Arrindell to provide some insight into his experience working with participants and helping to shape this ground-breaking new program. The call...
Your Art Could Greet Travellers at Sea-Tac Airport

Your Art Could Greet Travellers at Sea-Tac Airport

Whether arriving home, changing planes, or setting off on an international adventure, the Port of Seattle Art Program wants travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to feel a distinctly Northwest sense of place. We’re teaming up with the Port to find two artists or artist teams to help with that goal, by creating site-specific artwork for two highly...
Get Inspired for Tech Specific

Get Inspired for Tech Specific

Our Site Specific Program has been inspiring innovation and reaching new communities since 2005—this year, it’s going tech. Tech Specific invites artists using technological mediums—from old-school to emerging—to apply for funding, and encourages designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more to see themselves as artists and apply their skills to creative projects! Individuals, collaborative teams, and organizations...
Guest Post: Integrating Pioneer Square’s Communities with Michelle de la Vega

Guest Post: Integrating Pioneer Square’s Communities with Michelle de la Vega

This month we open an exciting new season at Gallery4Culture, and today we look ahead to January, when artist Michelle de la Vega will put on a show that responds to the building, architecture and community surrounding the gallery. She shared insights into her process as she works now to prepare: On September 3, during...
Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

In a region that features dozens of outdoor music festivals every year, Maple Valley’s VanFest is unique. Organized by 21-year-old Van Wolfe, the festival, which took place on August 15, is all about community – it features underground music in an all-ages setting, and profits go to the Maple Valley Food Bank. We helped fund VanFest through...