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Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Announcing 2015 Preservation Special Projects Awards At their April meeting, the 4Culture Board unanimously approved $85,000 for grants that will provide funding for twelve preservation projects in King County, Washington. These projects include documenting historic bridges, roads, mid-century modern resources and other critical survey and landmarking efforts throughout the county. The Sammamish Historical Society was...
Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means is a presentation by local architecture historian and preservation consultant Kate Krafft, detailing her research findings about a construction method called Vertical plank construction (VPC). This method is distinct from the other methods commonly associated with Washington’s settlement era, such as full log, hewn log or balloon-frame, and is more prevalent in our region than had...
The Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence

Three Giant Steps forward for Historic Preservation Just in time for Preservation Month 2015, 4Culture is excited to report significant progress on three high profile preservation efforts. All three are classic examples of small communities coming together to save places that are deeply meaningful to them, even if it takes years. The Mukai Farm and...
4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Washington Museum Association Conference, being held June 24-26 at the Maryhill Art Museum of Art near Goldendale. 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members planning to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2015 WaMA Conference “Treasures of Washington’s...
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...
Hobos & Homelessness: Historic Site Specific Exhibit Opening

Hobos & Homelessness: Historic Site Specific Exhibit Opening

The Issaquah Train Depot Museum and artist Shaun Doll present Hobos & Homelessness, an exhibit intended to foster a community dialogue by contrasting the nostalgic representation of hobos as “heroes of the open rail” with the current reality of homelessness in Issaquah. The works of art employ backlit encaustic wax paintings to depict hobo signs and their...
Moisture Festival - the worlds largest festival of Comedy Varietè

Moisture Festival – the worlds largest festival of Comedy Varietè

Featuring a Varietè of Touring Arts Roster and Other Regional Talent Now in it’s twelfth year, Moisture Festival is the world’s largest festival of Comedy Varietè, Grand Varietè and Burlesque, presenting four weeks of shows at multiple venues in Seattle each spring. This intriguing assortment and variety of live entertainment presents highly skilled performances to delight...
Flushed: Into the World of Wastewater Treatment

Flushed: Into the World of Wastewater Treatment

“For more than a decade,” writes Stranger critic Brendan Kiley, “solo performer Stokley Towles has been studying us. He examines the mundane aspects of life in Seattle like an anthropologist from another planet—our libraries, our trash system, our police force, the history of a single city block—and delivers his findings in rich, understated monologues full...
Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Free Workshop on Accessioning + Deaccessioning

Deciding what to add to your institution’s collections – and what to get rid of – can seem like an overwhelming task. In this workshop, you will learn how to decide if an item will be a good addition to your collection, how to create policies and procedures that will prevent your organization from being...
Touring Arts Roster has Never Been Sweeter

Touring Arts Roster has Never Been Sweeter

Happy Sweet 60th Birthday to Elnah Jordan! “When Elnah sings, she lays it on the line – she moves you … you can’t help but listen!”  -Jeff Busch Elnah Jordan’s passion for singing was ignited at an early age and nurtured throughout her childhood. As a young talent, her vocal gifts developed along a path...
Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

The annual Gallery4Culture application deadline passed on January 5. Late in January a selection panel met, deliberated and chose eleven artists for exhibitions commencing in the fall and running through July, 2016.  The artists, listed in the order of their scheduled show, are as follows: September, 2015: Sadie Wechsler presents a series of photographs that...