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History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

Ballard community-member Benson Shaw received a 2015 Preservation Special Projects grant to help save an often-overlooked piece of Seattle history. Find out how the work is going, and learn more about these century-old urban art pieces: Have you ever noticed the cultural assets literally at our feet, embedded in our walkways? Surviving artifacts from earlier...
Welcome New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

Welcome New Touring Arts Roster Performers!

The 4Culture Touring Arts Roster celebrates its 30th year by adding more new artists than ever to this listing of the region’s best performers! The Roster, which began in 1985 as a printed brochure and is now an interactive online tool, puts performers of all disciplines – music, theater, spoken word, and more – in...
Making Art, for Life

Making Art, for Life

Eunice Kim lives and maintains a studio in the Cascade foothills of Ravensdale, a small town located in Southeast King County. For more than a decade, Kim has been committed to a safer, sustainable approach to printmaking that utilizes nontoxic techniques. She is a recipient of a 2015 4Culture Art Projects grant. Here she shares a little about...
Close to $4 million in Grants for 2015

Close to $4 million in Grants for 2015

As summer comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to look at and share what our Arts, Heritage and Preservation departments have funded during the first half of 2015. 4Culture staff are proud to administer grant programs that support the critical role culture plays in defining our region. Here’s the breakdown: We kicked off...
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...
Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

August 22, 2015, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 1200 S Jackson St Poetry reading at 12:30 pm The 2014 Poetry on Buses program began as an open invitation to explore the poetry of home — on the bus, online, and in the community. “What does ‘Writing Home’ mean to you?,” we asked. We wanted to...
Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

There’s new money for old buildings in King County. A portion of King County’s recently announced BUILDING FOR CULTURE investment in our local cultural infrastructure will be dedicated to rejuvenating historic places. Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will...
A Challenge from Artist Gabriela Denise Frank

A Challenge from Artist Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current work focuses on topics including identity, family, self-image and aging. She is a 2014 and 2015 4Culture Art Projects recipient and we asked her to share a bit about her latest entitled, Ugly Me. Summer is when we loosen up, let down our hair, and in that regard, I have embraced...
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,...
Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Next Saturday, Prefontaine Place South – our favorite block – will be filled end-to-end with 12 hours of visual art, theatre and music performances, live art-making opportunities, and, of course, food and drink. Art of the...
Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India

Ananda Mela: Joyful Festival of India

Saturday and Sunday, July 25 – 26, 2015 Redmond City Hall Campus, Redmond, WA There aren’t many events where you can sample food, watch exciting dance performances, take in some beautiful hand-made art, cheer on a chess competitor, and vote for your favorite youth science project, all in the same day. That’s the beauty of...
2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provides grants for arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase the equipment they need to do their best work. We recognize that new stage lighting, a safe, functional ceramic kiln, or an energy-efficient HVAC system can make all the difference in the way an organization is able to serve their community. This program is how we support those critical...