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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, located just a few...
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...
Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

There’s new money for old buildings in King County. A portion of King County’s recently announced BUILDING FOR CULTURE investment in our local cultural infrastructure will be dedicated to rejuvenating historic places. Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will...
Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

On Thursday, July 16, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a major investment in Cultural Facilities in partnership with 4Culture. King County will issue $20 million in bonds backed by Lodging Tax revenues to support capital projects throughout King County. The program is called Building for Culture. The 1990s are remembered as a boom time for...
Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Museum conferences can be great places to connect with and be inspired by colleagues, and they’re often the starting point for exciting projects. What begins as a hallway conversation can evolve into an exhibit or program. Of course, conferences are often expensive. In recognizing the value of professional development to our region’s cultural organizations, this...
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,...
Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Next Saturday, Prefontaine Place South – our favorite block – will be filled end-to-end with 12 hours of visual art, theatre and music performances, live art-making opportunities, and, of course, food and drink. Art of the...
Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

  Public Art 4Culture is working to mobilize a collective dream: transform the SODO Busway of building backs into a vibrant street art corridor. The Corridor, dedicated to bus and light rail, spans 2-miles of 5th Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and South Spokane Street in Seattle’s SODO (South of Downtown) neighborhood. Lined...
Announcing Building for Culture

Announcing Building for Culture

When you walk through an exhibit or see a play, it’s easy to forget about the bricks and mortar of the buildings that make those cultural experiences possible. 4Culture’s Facilities Capital Programs help organizations acquire, build, or renovate cultural space, and to preserve the historical buildings that enrich our built environment. We’re excited to announce that this year,...
Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Public Art 4Culture and Parkstone Properties are delighted to announce that Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan (Haddad|Drugan LLC) have been selected to create artwork to integrate with, and activate the façade of a new mixed-use building in Fremont. Located between the iconic Lenin and Rocket sculptures, in proximity to a growing number of tech companies,...