Advancing Community
  through Culture
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Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

In March, the University of Washington published Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City by local natural history writer David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep: Resphaping Seattle’s Topography. Williams’ new book contains 17 walks, which weave together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex,...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Application Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Application Open

What do lawn mowers, drums, and ceramic kilns all have in common? They’re all at work in the hands of King County cultural organizations, thanks to last year’s Equipment grant! Each year this grant supports helps arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to do their amazing work. The deadline to apply is...
Guest Post: the Filipino Community Center Remembers its Heroes

Guest Post: the Filipino Community Center Remembers its Heroes

Larry G. Cambronero is the grandson of the late, legendary, Rufino “Robert” Cambronero, SFC, US Army retired, a  WW I and WW II Bataan Death March, POW veteran survivor.  Larry is also the son of the late Isaac “Ike” A. Cambronero Sr., a Guerilla fighter during the liberation of Manila during WW II. As a...
Refurbished Windows at Kirkland's Louis S. Marsh House

Refurbished Windows at Kirkland’s Louis S. Marsh House

It’s been over a year since we partnered with the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure through our historic Building for Culture grant, and we continue to see its effects throughout the region.  We’ve shared stories from some of the 102 organizations that received funding, but haven’t yet...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Guest Post: the Youth-Led Campaign to Educate, Entertain and Empower

Jamil Suleman served as the Mentor Artist to the most recent session of Creative Justice, our program offering an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. In this Guest Post, Jamil shares insight into what the group of participants learned and accomplished: I’ve done this before, but there was something different about...
January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

January at Gallery4Culture: David Jaewon Oh

David Jaewon Oh Combatants Gallery4Culture January 5—26, 2017 Opening: January 5, 6:00—8:00 pm David Jaewon Oh’s Combatants captures the strength, honesty, and endurance of women in combat sports. The sights and sounds of the often male-dominated gyms where they train come to life in this series of intimate photographic portraits that explore personal identity and...
We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

We Love the Junction: Preservation Grants at Work

As our region rides its biggest boom cycle since the 19th century Gold Rush and construction cranes fill our skies, many communities are coming together to figure out ways to grow and change while also preserving the historic character of our neighborhoods. What does that work actually look like in action? Often, preserving a historically significant building...
Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Guest Post: Providing Access in South King County

Led by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture provides South King County, arts, heritage, and botanical organizations with networking opportunities, advocacy support, and professional development. Here, Barbara provides an update on a recent meeting designed to help the group’s members improve their services and engagement with the public: At a recent meeting, our topic was access—we put together a panel...
Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Guest Post: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” Hits a National Stage

Jazmyn Scott and Aaron Walker-Loud partnered with the Museum of History & Industry to curate and present The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop, an exhibit celebrating the people, places, and events that make up one of our region’s most vibrant cultural communities. The exhibit ran from September 19, 2015 through May 1, 2016. We at 4Culture were...
Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Guest Post: Northwest Seaport Expands

Nathaniel Howe is the Executive Director of Northwest Seaport, an organization dedicated to preserving the rich maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest. Their floating fleet at Lake Union Park just received a new addition: I am very proud to announce that we are expanding our historic fleet, which presently includes the tugboat Arthur Foss of...
Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Guest Post: Celebrating Filipino-American Elders

Michelle Peñaloza is the author of two chapbooks, and has had her poetry and essays featured in several publications. She received a 2015 Art Projects grant supporting her work on a collection of in-progress poetry. This Friday, she’ll read from her manuscript alongside other Filipino-American writiers at a location that deepens and enriches our understanding of...