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Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

In a region that features dozens of outdoor music festivals every year, Maple Valley’s VanFest is unique. Organized by 21-year-old Van Wolfe, the festival, which took place on August 15, is all about community – it features underground music in an all-ages setting, and profits go to the Maple Valley Food Bank. We helped fund VanFest through...
Piper’s Orchard Tours & Call for Volunteers from Artist Shin Yu Pai

Piper’s Orchard Tours & Call for Volunteers from Artist Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai is a poet and photographer whose current work focuses on place-based writing, installation, and public art. She has received two 4Culture Art Projects grants, as well as a Heritage Project Award. She was awarded funding from Art Projects in 2015 for HEIRLOOM, which she shares a bit about with us here. Throughout this summer, I’ve...
On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

On e4c in August: Evertt Beidler

King County Metro Transit estimates that more than 20,000 people travel on our block, Prefontaine Place South, every day. We think they all deserve to see some great art as they pass by our windows, and we also think it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase some fascinating work by artists – enter e4c. Since 2008,...
Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

Conductive Garboil Grant Application Deadline: August 17

You have just three weeks to apply for the Conductive Garboil Grant! Do you push the creative act beyond accepted limits? Do you engage audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex? If you happen to be a King County resident with a significant connection to Pioneer Square, consider applying for the 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant. Individual artists and...
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...
State Support for Creative Justice

State Support for Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. The program has just received a generous technical assistance grant from the State of Washington’s Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) and the Department of Social and Health Services. These funds will support a series of trainings for Creative Justice front line staff, key...
2015 Conductive Garboil Grant, Open to King County Artists!

2015 Conductive Garboil Grant, Open to King County Artists!

What do Jeppa Hall, Christian French, Paul Rucker, Rio Pacific Studio (Jen Vertz and Jeff Jacobson), Kelly Lyles, Sheri Brown, and Johnathan Heath Lambe have in common? They continually push the creative act beyond accepted limits and they are all past recipients of the Conductive Garboil Grant, the annual, non-restricted award of $3,000 envisioned and endowed...
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...
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...
Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Cultural Congress is Almost Here

Our region is home to a thriving, innovative tech community. While many have talked about its economic, demographic and structural impacts, we rarely have the opportunity to consider how tech both informs and transforms arts & culture. The 2015 Cultural Congress will explore some of those intersections through the theme of art and tech. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, April 28 with a day of fantastic sessions. One...
Native Artists: You Are Invited!

Native Artists: You Are Invited!

ARTISTS UP welcomes Native artists, their families and advocates – to a free networking and resource exchange event on Monday, April 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Artists working in all disciplines including: music, dance, theater, media, literature, traditional, visual and public art are welcome to attend. Connect with an amazing group of...