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Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Last summer, we announced our Building for Culture initiative. This historic $28 million investment in our cultural infrastructure is now in motion all over King County, including, most recently, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Alaina Fuld, Director of External Affairs at the Burke, recaps a major milestone in the museum’s ambitious plan...
May 2016 is Arts Education Month

May 2016 is Arts Education Month

At its May 16 meeting the King County Council issued a proclamation designating May 2016 as Arts Education Month in King County, extolling the benefits of a complete arts education and recognizing the efforts of arts educators and advocates throughout the county for their commitment to providing a comprehensive arts education for all students. Thank...
Guest Post: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

Guest Post: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

Eunice Kim is an internationally recognized printmaker living and working in Ravensdale, Southeast King County. She received a 2015 Tech Specific grant for her project Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed. Here, she tells us a little bit about the upcoming program. Do you know where your water comes from? Join us and find out!...
Collections Care Grant Now Open

Collections Care Grant Now Open

Storage systems, display mounts, digital scanners: Collections Care may not be our most glamorous grant program, but it’s a favorite! We love seeing the stories that emerge when our region’s historians and archivists get the support they need to care for precious artifacts. Collections Care is critical—things like shelves and cases can mean the difference between...
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...
Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses is back! In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to announce a brand new season of this beloved public art program. In addition to an online poetry portal showcasing one new poem for each day of the year, this year...
Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

In March 2016, Brian J. Carter joined the 4Culture staff to lead the Heritage Program following the retirement of Eric Taylor. We are thrilled that Brian agreed to accept this position. We first got to know Brian when he served as the Deputy Director and Head Curator at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in...
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...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better....
April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

Anne Drew Potter My Bear’s House April 7—28, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, April 7, 6:00—8:00 pm Two colossal black bears constructed of contrasting fabrics and a nubile porcelain boy inhabit Anne Drew Potter’s installation, My Bear’s House. It is a scene of battle, domestication and sensuality. The work expresses themes of power, dominance, and the subversion...
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...