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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...
Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

Apply for an Art Projects Grant!

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? We’re behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Artists of all disciplines—from sculptors to screenwriters—are  hard at work all over King County, and we want to make sure they have what they need....
Thanking Ryan Feddersen

Thanking Ryan Feddersen

At 4Culture, we are proud of our creative staff—many of our program managers and administrators are artists, which makes them especially great at supporting artists in our community! This month, 4Culture says farewell to staffmember Ryan Feddersen as she pursues her creative projects, which are growing and expanding at an exciting pace. Ryan has filled...
Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

We’re kicking off 2016 with an exciting new technology update! Even though 4Culture has long-since left hard copy grant applications in the past, our online application portal needed a refresh. After many months of research, testing, and feedback, we’re proud to launch our new grants application portal. Making submitting your grant applications and managing your...
Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Every year, our Projects grants fuel the experiences that shape the cultural life of King County. From exhibits to interviews, early research to the final touches, we help put ideas in motion. Have an idea for a project that could use some funding? If you also live in King County, are at least 18 years old,...
January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

Michelle de la Vega, SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project January 7—January 28, 2016 Opening: 1st Thursday, January 7, 6:00—8:00 PM Artist Talk: Thursday, January 14, 4:00 PM In SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project, Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist and activist, Michelle de la Vega explores the complex dynamics of the neighborhood in which Gallery4Culture is located, a community largely segregated...
Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures

The 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine Place South in Pioneer Square will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday, and again on Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We will be open for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, on all other weekdays through the holidays. Even though our offices are closed,...
Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

David Bestock has worked as Director of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the last three years, managing everything from facilities, to programs, to community relations. He and his tenacious staff work to ensure that arts and culture, as well as affordable housing and other vital resources, continue to be accessible to all King County residents,...
llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year 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 an exciting roster of South King County activities to fill your holidays: These short days of December would be especially dreary if it...
Closing Out 2015 on e4c

Closing Out 2015 on e4c

The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices on Prefontaine Place South, take a minute to enjoy some of the country’s most dynamic digital art, displayed on our street-facing screens. e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—puts filmmakers, animators, and designers in front of the public, daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. After...
Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

The close of 2015 will mark the end of an era at 4Culture. Flo Lentz, who has headed our preservation program since its inception in 2003, will retire. She leaves behind a formidable list of accomplishments. Flo essentially invented the 4Culture preservation program and for years was its only staff. When the King County Office...
Esther Luttikhuizen Retires from 4Culture

Esther Luttikhuizen Retires from 4Culture

On First Thursday December 3, Gallery4Culture will host a closing reception for Alexander Mouton’s exhibition Some Time Later…I’m Here: Photographs from Poland and Ukraine. This will be the final gallery reception hosted by 4Culture staffer Esther Luttikhuizen, who is retiring on December 4. In a December 1, 2008 interview in City Arts announcing Esther as the newest staff...