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2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

  Since 2008, e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—has been a storefront venue for the exhibition of dynamic, electronic artworks, giving artists the opportunity to present new works of art while enlivening Seattle’s urban core. Our state-of-the-art screens are visible from the sidewalk and street on Prefontaine Place South, just outside the 4Culture offices and gallery. Last fall,...
March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

Deanne Belinoff Space: Inside/Out March 2-30, 2017 Opening: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, March 16, 12-1 pm Deanne Belinoff’s abstract drawings and paintings express ideas about reality and its underpinnings, the vast rotations of solar systems, and the implicit connection of all things in the universe. Space: Inside/Out features recent work inspired by infinity,...
Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

Guest Post: Kent Arts Commission launches Kent Creates

4Culture is opening up shop in Kent, with Hello 4Culture, and we thought it was a good time to check in with Ronda Billerbeck, the Cultural Programs Manager for the City of Kent and Director of the Kent Arts Commission, to see what she’s working on these days. We were excited to learn about one of...
From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1808-90) Will the new administration eliminate the NEA, NEH, and CPB? We hear rumblings from the other Washington that Republicans in Congress are newly emboldened to achieve the long-desired goal of shutting down federal support for the arts and humanities and the...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm sharing information about all of our opportunities, from grants to...
Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Audition for the Touring Arts Roster

Performers, did you know that our Touring Arts Roster can help you reach new audiences? This online tool, which features more than 200 performers from across King County, connects you with organizations and individuals of all kinds who are looking for dynamic live experiences. Plus, we offer reimbursement incentives for nonprofits when they book you through the...
February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

Chris McMullen C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!) February 2–23, 2017 Opening: First Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 pm Chris McMullen’s interactive installation, C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), challenges viewers both mentally and physically as they work together to operate two towering wood and steel cranes—stylized versions of the ubiquitous machines that punctuate the Seattle skyline. This kinetic engagement, the...
Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

Welcoming the 2017 Creative Justice Mentor Artists

The 4Culture Public Art initiative, Creative Justice, offers an arts-based alternative to detention for court-involved young people in King County, Washington. During each 16 week project session, participants engage in a variety of creative experiences and are provided opportunity to explore individual interests while developing skills in group collaboration. Creative Justice incorporates concepts of social...
Celebrating Our County's Namesake

Celebrating Our County’s Namesake

30th Annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, January 12, 12:00– 1:00 pm 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Avenue, Seattle 2017 marks 30 years of celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in the county that bears his name with the annual King County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration! The Celebration...
Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Jamil Suleman served as the Mentor Artist to the most recent session of Creative Justice, our program offering an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. In this Guest Post, Jamil shares insight into what the group of participants learned and accomplished: I’ve done this before, but there was something different about...
January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

David Jaewon Oh Combatants Gallery4Culture January 5—26, 2017 Opening: January 5, 6:00—8:00 pm David Jaewon Oh’s Combatants captures the strength, honesty, and endurance of women in combat sports. The sights and sounds of the often male-dominated gyms where they train come to life in this series of intimate photographic portraits that explore personal identity and...