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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...
A Message from the Executive Director

A Message from the 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...
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,...
2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provides grants for arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase the equipment they need to do their best work. We recognize that new stage lighting, a safe, functional ceramic kiln, or an energy-efficient HVAC system can make all the difference in the way an organization is able to serve their community. This program is how we support those critical...
Touring Arts Roster 2015 Live Auditions Set

Touring Arts Roster 2015 Live Auditions Set

Sunday & Monday, August 23rd & 24th, 9AM-5PM Carco Theater 1717 SE Maple Valley Highway Renton, WA 98055 4Culture promotes the performing arts through the Touring Arts Roster, a juried directory of talented King County musicians, dancers, actors, poets, storytellers and more. This online artist roster offers an excellent resource for arts presenters and is marketed...
2015 Landmarks Capital Grants

2015 Landmarks Capital Grants

The demand for 4Culture’s Landmarks Capital grants continues to grow. This year we received a record 45 applications, 11 of which were NEW applicants to the program, and 5 from private property owners that steward NEWLY designated landmarks. Landmarks Capital supports “bricks and mortar” projects that help renew designated local landmarks in King County, Washington....
Vets Restore

Vets Restore

4Culture and its partner organizations are proud to offer King County’s military veterans twelve weeks of training and job networking in the historic preservation trades. Vets Restore is a unique local program that’s attracting national attention. Participants are given a structured, supportive, in-depth introduction to a specialized segment of the construction industry – revitalizing America’s...
Gallery4Culture features artist team Let's in their latest collaboration, SWEEP

Gallery4Culture features artist team Let’s in their latest collaboration, SWEEP

Gallery4Culture welcomes Seattle-based art collaborators Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch, known as Let’s , in their latest project SWEEP, opening Thursday, July 2 and running through August 6. SWEEP is an immersive interactive installation of sound and light sculpture, comprised of 250 small scale light sculptures that are synchronized with sound. These combined components...
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...