Advancing Community
  through Culture
Advancing Community
4Culture welcomes Lauren Semet

4Culture welcomes Lauren Semet

  Please join us in welcoming Lauren Semet to 4Culture. Starting in July, Lauren will be our Digital Engagement Specialist working with staff and the communications team. Hailing from MOHAI as the Marketing Officer, Lauren worked on shaping their digital content strategy and transitioned MOHAI to a new website in conjunction with their move to...
Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Otieno Terry on Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Singer-songwriter, producer, and teaching artist, Otieno Terry, led the 2nd project session of our inaugural year of programming. Otieno believes that music strongly influences the minds of young people and uses his art to inspire positivity, self-confidence, discipline, and healing. From March 23rd...
Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Kristen Ramirez & 4Culture Honored with National Public Art Award

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has honored 31 outstanding public art projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically celebrates the most compelling public art. Seattle-based artist, Kristen Ramirez is being recognized for...
Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac – and Five Other Extraordinary and Endangered Historic Properties in Washington

Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac – and Five Other Extraordinary and Endangered Historic Properties in Washington

On May 6, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its annual list of “Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington,” and the Robert Morris Earthwork in SeaTac is on that list. Created in 1979, the earthwork, also known as Johnson Pit #30, is a 4-acre land sculpture designed by American artist Robert...
More Than Half-Million for Art Projects

More Than Half-Million for Art Projects

We have recently wrapped up our peer-panel review process for 4Culture’s 2015 Art Projects, which seeks to enhance the cultural life of King County citizens and visitors by funding arts projects in all creative disciplines including music, media, dance, theater, literature and visual art. Artists, as well as arts, heritage, municipal and community groups in King County...
Introducing "Tech Specific"

Introducing “Tech Specific”

The Site Specific Program started in 2005, with the goal of inspiring innovation and reaching new communities by supporting visual art, installation and performance happening in alternative spaces –  from vacant storefronts to city parks, alleyways to farms. By 2013, the focus of the program shifted to projects connecting audiences with the stories and architecture of historic places in King County. To date,...
New Director for ArtsED Washington

New Director for ArtsED Washington

The Board of Directors of ArtsEd Washington has completed a national search for a new Executive Director and selected Richard Burrows, a national leader in arts education advocacy, to take the organization to its next level of statewide development. Burrows, a resident of Vancouver, WA, takes the helm after leading successful arts, education, and advocacy...
Shape the future of Magnuson Park's MOST Historic Building

Shape the future of Magnuson Park’s MOST Historic Building

The Magnuson Park Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a Community Visioning Charrette for Building 2 in Magnuson Park Saturday June 6, from 1-5 PM. A Charrette is a very powerful activity that helps shape the design of a project or building. Public input is requested to determine the future of Magnuson Park’s Most Historic Building....
The Duwamish River, Revealed

The Duwamish River, Revealed

Famous for being “Seattle’s Only River”, the Duwamish spans 12 miles from Green River to Elliott Bay. Through the years it has often served as a mirror, reflecting the stories of our changing region. The shores of the river were originally home to settlements of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Suquamish tribes. With the creation of the Montlake Cut in 1916, Black River (a tributary of the...
Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory....
Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

The North American Times, later called the North American Post, was founded right here in Seattle’s International District in 1902. Today it remains the largest and oldest Japanese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. After three and a half years of collaborative effort the Hokubei Hochi foundation has created a digital archive containing over 100 years of newspapers,...
A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

The Seattle Times Literacy Fund, Newspapers In Education program partnered with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project to develop The World War II Odyssey of King County’s Japanese Americans, an eight-page full color educational supplement originally published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The supplement tells the story of Japanese Americans’ involuntary...