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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 Charratte for Building 2 in Magnuson Park Saturday June 6, from 1-5 PM. A Charratte 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...
See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

  The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! Next stop: Folklife, the FREE regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This weekend, at Seattle Center, Folklife celebrates the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Check out their Program Guide for the many offerings. Poetry on Buses invites you to hop on a RapidRide Poetry Bus for some poetry,...

New Fundraising for the Arts Task Force Launches

We are thrilled to announce, and help launch, a newly formed networking group for local administrators in the cultural sector. Fundraising for the Arts Task Force  is a group of arts and culture fundraising professionals that meet monthly on the first Thursday of every month from 9:00-10:00am at ACT Theatre. This group is working together to keep...
It's Official: May is Arts Education Month in King County!

It’s Official: May is Arts Education Month in King County!

Thank you to our King County Council for issuing a formal proclamation on May 4 designating May 2015 as Arts Education Month. The Council joins Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, and the 4Culture Board in recognizing the arts as a fundamental component of a complete education for...
Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

You’re invited to join our neighbors at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Museum for the opening of Under the Midnight Sun, a project of the 4Culture Historic Site Specific Program. Artist Meg Bye, owner of Knot and Burl Studios, has created an interactive exhibit focusing on the moments, mementos and memories of the Klondike Gold Rush Era. This large scale installation features...
Poetry, Music and Love - on the bus at Folklife

Poetry, Music and Love – on the bus at Folklife

The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! We’re looking forward to the poetry reading + workshop coming up at Bellevue Library on May 9. The next stop: Folklife, the regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This year, Folklife is celebrating the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest.  Amos Miller, curator of...
Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Tory Franklin , artist, teacher and collaborator, is currently working with sister Eroyn Franklin on a public artwork for Harborview in the form of digital designs for vinyl window graphics. 4Culture asked Tory to share information about a new (free) resource  available through the King County and Seattle Library systems. Artists today use technology extensively....
Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up is pleased to invite artists who have participated in our past events, as well as artists interested in learning more about our goals and networking with other artists in the region – to a celebration and networking event. Light refreshments will be served. June 8th 6-8:30 PM ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Avenue South,...