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We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

As our region rides its biggest boom cycle since the 19th century Gold Rush and construction cranes fill our skies, many communities are coming together to figure out ways to grow and change while also preserving the historic character of our neighborhoods. What does that work actually look like in action? Often, preserving a historically significant building...
Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Led by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture provides South King County, arts, heritage, and botanical organizations with networking opportunities, advocacy support, and professional development. Here, Barbara provides an update on a recent meeting designed to help the group’s members improve their services and engagement with the public: At a recent meeting, our topic was access—we put together a panel...
Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture's 2017-2018 season!

Artists, submit your exhibition proposals for Gallery4Culture’s 2017-2018 season!

Gallery4Culture showcases contemporary art, presenting the work of outstanding independent artists living in King County. Our 1,000 sq. ft. exhibition space is located on the street level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Visual artists working in all media and genres are invited to submit solo, collaborative and group...
Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Artist Talk with Deborah Faye Lawrence

Deborah Faye Lawrence: Open Carry On view November 3—December 1, 2016 at Gallery4Culture Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 pm “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht Deborah Faye Lawrence uses satirical collage as a political and psychological tool. Join us on Tuesday,...
Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

Creative Justice Youth Take a Stand Against Gentrification with Pop-Up Exhibit

  Creative Justice We Still Live Here December 7—15, 2016 Curated by JoJo Gaon and Aaron Counts Opening: Thursday, December 8, 6:00—8:00 pm Gallery4Culture – 101 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA 98104 Our region is changing. Fueled by the thriving technology industry, Seattle has become one of the fastest growing big cities in the country....
Community4Culture Takes Off

Community4Culture Takes Off

What would it look like to be able to truly support all of King County? We’re extending our existing equity work through a new grant program called Community 4Culture that sets aside funds to go directly to organizations that do vital cultural work but, due to geographic, income, and other disparities, have been historically underserved. This presents...
Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

Welcome, New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

After celebrating its 30th birthday last year, the Touring Arts Roster—our online tool connecting performing artists of all disciplines to audiences across King County—continues to grow. Auditions were held over two days in August at Renton’s Carco Theatre, with a peer panel making selections. We’re excited to welcome these 11 new acts to the Roster:...
Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Jazmyn Scott and Aaron Walker-Loud partnered with the Museum of History & Industry to curate and present The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop, an exhibit celebrating the people, places, and events that make up one of our region’s most vibrant cultural communities. The exhibit ran from September 19, 2015 through May 1, 2016. We at 4Culture were...
Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Nathaniel Howe is the Executive Director of Northwest Seaport, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Their floating fleet at Lake Union Park just received a new addition: I am very proud to announce that we are expanding our historic fleet, which presently includes the tugboat Arthur Foss of...
November at Gallery4Culture: Deborah Faye Lawrence

November at Gallery4Culture: Deborah Faye Lawrence

Deborah Faye Lawrence Open Carry November 3–December 1, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, November 3, 6:00—8:00 pm Closing: First Thursday, December 1, 6:00—8:00 pm Deborah Faye Lawrence uses satirical collage as a political and psychological tool. Aligned with personal, domestic and global issues and events, her work—rendered on canvas, paper, board, and recycled metal serving trays—reflects a decades-long...
2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

2016 Conductive Garboil Grant Awarded to Tariqa Waters

4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Estate of Su Job are pleased to announce that Tariqa Waters is the 2016 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant, a yearly, non‐restricted award of $3,000. The grant was developed by Job just before her passing in December, 2008 and acknowledges King County artists with a connection to Pioneer Square...
From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

From Our Executive Director: Looking Ahead to CAWA

As fall begins, we focus on the coming November elections which will include contests for federal offices, as well as several important local ballot initiatives. Since 1965, when the National Endowment for the Arts was authorized by the United States Congress, government has been a partner in funding the arts nationally and locally. The King...