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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...
Cubix-Fremont Artists Want to Hear from the Neighborhood

Cubix-Fremont Artists Want to Hear from the Neighborhood

Wednesday and Thursday, September 9 and 10, 4:00—7:00 pm Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am—1:00 pm Fremont PCC Natural Market, 600 N 34th St Of all Seattle’s distinctive neighborhoods, none seems to have more iconic symbols than Fremont—bridges, trolls, statues, a year-round market, its own coat of arms and catchphrase. Artists Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan...
Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

August 22, 2015, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 1200 S Jackson St Poetry reading at 12:30 pm The 2014 Poetry on Buses program began as an open invitation to explore the poetry of home — on the bus, online, and in the community. “What does ‘Writing Home’ mean to you?,” we asked. We wanted to...
Plant 2015 at Jack Block Park, from Artist Jordan West Monez

Plant 2015 at Jack Block Park, from Artist Jordan West Monez

Jordan West Monez is a multi-disciplinary designer who received funding through our Historic Site Specific program – below, Jordan shares more about her project. In 2016, the Site Specific program will be tech-focused – the deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.  Plant 2015 has been installed at the Port of Seattle’s Jack Block Park and at Boeing Plant...
On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

King County Metro Transit estimates that more than 20,000 people travel on our block, Prefontaine Place South, every day. We think they all deserve to see some great art as they pass by our windows, and we also think it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase some fascinating work by artists – enter e4c. Since 2008,...