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Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

31 dance teams, 158 music groups, 6 spoken word artists, 34 theater ensembles—they’re all members of our Touring Arts Roster, and now, they’re all right at your fingertips! For over three decades, the Roster has been an invaluable tool for both performers and the people who hire them. The Roster promotes and publicizes performers of...
Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares details on a brand new program created by a group of South King County historical organizations: Ask the executive director of any...
Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Nancy Salguero McKay is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Highline Historical Society, soon to be the Highline Heritage Museum. As the organization grows and changes, Nancy shares some insight into how she approaches her work, and into how she and her colleagues work to reflect and engage their communities: We tell the stories of...
Celebrating Preservation Month

Celebrating Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, a time to celebrate victories as well as to shine a light on threatened places. Two historic sites in King County are emerging from many years of neglect and uncertainty, through the vigilant attention and persistent advocacy of citizens in their respective communities. The Skykomish Hotel was brought back from the...
Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Since 1960, Swedish Medical Center has recognized the healing power of art through an ever-growing art collection, which now includes over 2,500 works. Now, as Swedish works to expand and improve its First Hill Campus in Seattle, they’re not only expanding the collection but bringing it outside hospital walls. Two artists have been selected to create public...
New Public Art Dream Team

New Public Art Dream Team

4Culture is a great place to work—a fact evidenced by the few announcements we make about changing staff. We do have some exciting changes and additions, so here’s the 411 on our new dream team. Brennan Jernigan’s first day was February 16, replacing Ryan Feddersen as the Public Art Program Assistant. Brennan is a recent...
2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

2016-2017 Season @ Gallery4Culture

The annual Gallery4Culture application cycle closed on January 11th. In mid-February, the selection panel met and deliberated. Beth Sellars, independent curator and co-founder of Suyama Space, and gallery alumni Rodrigo Valenzuela and Kimberly Trowbridge chose ten artists and artist teams for exhibitions beginning this fall and running through July 2017. The artists, listed in the order...
Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve been working to make the long-time dream of transforming the SODO Busway into an exciting art experience a reality. Artist and curator Gage Hamilton began crafting a plan for this urban corridor in the fall, and continues to make exciting progress, including selecting a theme...
A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

Last fall, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Touring Arts Roster by adding more acts to this juried listing of King County’s best performers than ever before! This group of 23 new artists—which includes country bands, spoken word poets, aerialists, comedians, and so much more—joins over 200 performers on the Roster, adding up to...
Eric Taylor's Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor’s Legacy in King County Heritage

Eric Taylor has been 4Culture’s Heritage Program Lead Staff for almost nine years. He came to 4Culture with more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of the heritage field, from exhibit design to consultant to serving as a heritage museum director. The advice he provided to King County heritage organizations had credibility that came...
March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

March at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Keyes

Alexander Keyes to: europa March 3—31, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, March 3, 6:00—8:00 pm Ever feel overwhelmed by the monotony and pressures of housework, family, and employment? Artist Alexander Keyes does. For relief, he has adopted a perspective of the world built on speculation and fantasy. His installation, to: europa, encompasses an array of escape mechanisms...
Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Dana Phelan Heads Up Preservation Program

Last month, we announced the retirement of Flo Lentz as lead staff for 4Culture’s Preservation Program.  Today, we are pleased to announce Flo’s successor. Dana Phelan joined the 4Culture staff on January 19th, 2016 to lead our preservation program into its next phase. Dana is ideally suited for this position. She comes to us from...