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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...
Catch the Magic of Mingus

Catch the Magic of Mingus

This June, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) closes its twentieth anniversary season with a pair of concerts titled Mingus: Let My Children Hear Music. The concerts explore the music of Charles Mingus, one of the most important figures in 20th Century American music and jazz. They will feature music from Mingus’s epic 1972 album “Let...
The Cabiri presents EZID: ancient tales from Anatolia

The Cabiri presents EZID: ancient tales from Anatolia

The Cabiri presents EZID, June 12-20, 2015 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center Seattle-based aerial dance troupe the Cabiri presents EZID, an all-new production that explores ancient tales from Anatolia to North Africa, drawing from 8,000 years of mythology. EZID includes stunning acrobatics, aerial artistry, contemporary dance choreography and giant puppets depicting the nephilim, a legendary race...
Shape the future of Magnuson Park's MOST Historic Building

Shape the future of Magnuson Park’s MOST Historic Building

The Magnuson Park Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a Community Visioning Charrette for Building 2 in Magnuson Park Saturday June 6, from 1-5 PM. A Charrette is a very powerful activity that helps shape the design of a project or building. Public input is requested to determine the future of Magnuson Park’s Most Historic Building....
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...
Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory....
Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

Celebrate 100 years of Japanese-American Newspapers

The North American Times, later called the North American Post, was founded right here in Seattle’s International District in 1902. Today it remains the largest and oldest Japanese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest. After three and a half years of collaborative effort the Hokubei Hochi foundation has created a digital archive containing over 100 years of newspapers,...
Touring Arts Roster Plays Folklife

Touring Arts Roster Plays Folklife

4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster boasts nearly 200 talented individual artists and groups from throughout King County who present fantastic performances from almost every discipline. If you’re taking in Northwest Folklife Festival this weekend, you are bound to be seeing them. We recommend you seek them out! Here’s a schedule to map your way: Friday 5/22...
A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

A Local Odyssey of Epic Proportions

The Seattle Times Literacy Fund, Newspapers In Education program partnered with Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project to develop The World War II Odyssey of King County’s Japanese Americans, an eight-page full color educational supplement originally published in The Seattle Times on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The supplement tells the story of Japanese Americans’ involuntary...
See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

See you Saturday: poetry bus + music at Folklife

  The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! Next stop: Folklife, the FREE regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This weekend, at Seattle Center, Folklife celebrates the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Check out their Program Guide for the many offerings. Poetry on Buses invites you to hop on a RapidRide Poetry Bus for some poetry,...
Heritage Collections Care 2015 Deadlines & Workshops

Heritage Collections Care 2015 Deadlines & Workshops

Heritage is not Always in Black and White We want to bring out the color in your historic collection. Consider applying for a 2015 Heritage Collections Care grant. The program provides seed funding for projects related to the care and preservation of historic collections. Nonprofit heritage and historical organizations such as museums, archives, and public agencies...
Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

You’re invited to join our neighbors at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Museum for the opening of Under the Midnight Sun, a project of the 4Culture Historic Site Specific Program. Artist Meg Bye, owner of Knot and Burl Studios, has created an interactive exhibit focusing on the moments, mementos and memories of the Klondike Gold Rush Era. This large scale installation features...