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Volunteers needed for Art of the City street fair

Volunteers needed for Art of the City street fair

On Saturday, August 2, The Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts celebrates its 10th Anniversary by throwing the TK Art of the City Art Street Fair. A day long, indoor-outdoor festival featuring live music, performances, street art, food trucks, artisan booths, and over 25 open galleries and artist studios. The street fair will take place in the Tashiro Kaplan...
Scenes from a typical alley in a rough part of town...

Scenes from a typical alley in a rough part of town…

July at Gallery4Culture Scott Kolbo: Our Alley July 3 – August 2, 2014 Opening: 1st Thursday, July 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Gallery4Culture welcomes Seattle-based multimedia artist Scott Kolbo in a July solo exhibition titled Our Alley, a hybrid installation of new media, drawing and printmaking centered on urban narratives. Kolbo presents figurative drawings, but...
Touring Arts Roster at Folklife

Touring Arts Roster at Folklife

43rd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, May 23-26, 2014 The Pacific Northwest is home to an extraordinary and diverse array of communities. The many cultural traditions and expressions practiced by the people who reside here are celebrated every Memorial Day weekend. Featuring thousands of amazing local artists who donate their time and talent, Northwest Folklife Festival...
June Gallery Exhibition Stays on the Sunny Side

June Gallery Exhibition Stays on the Sunny Side

Jenny Fillius Stay on the Sunny Side June 5 – June 26, 2014 Opening: First Thursday, June 5, 6:00  – 8:00 pm Gallery4Culture is pleased to present an exhibition of low relief, wall-mounted sculptures created by Seattle-based metals artist Jenny Fillius. Titled, Stay on the Sunny Side, the show conveys Fillius’ delight in discovery of...
Celebrate Preservation Month with Site Specific

Celebrate Preservation Month with Site Specific

May is Preservation Month! This celebration was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to help celebrate historic spaces across the country. This years theme, “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage” focuses on maintaining our preserved spaces, inspiring the community, and engaging them with events and celebrations. In this spirit, we’d like to...
Photographer Abby Inpanbutr: Persistent Work

Photographer Abby Inpanbutr: Persistent Work

Photographs of historic Maritime sites in Gallery4Culture for May Abby Inpanbutr Persistent Work, Images of History and Industry on Salmon Bay and Lake Union May 1 – May 29, 2014 Opening: First Thursday, May 1, 6PM – 8PM May is National Preservation Month. In recognition of this and the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting &...
Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Stipends for WaMA Conference in Port Townsend

Washington Museum Association Conference convenes  June 18-20 Again this year, 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members attending the Washington Museum Association Conference in Port Townsend. The 2014 WaMA Conference, Authenticity: Real Things, Real Stories, Real Places will take place June 18th – 20th. Stipends...
Museums added to Map 4Culture

Museums added to Map 4Culture

We’ve recently updated Map 4Culture, our interactive online and mobile map, with museums. Like the organizations participating in Destination Heritage, and integrated Public Art projects in King County’s collection, all the museums included on the new Map 4C layer receive funding from 4Culture. It’s a fun way to discover new places and artworks to explore,...
Sammamish Slough Racers to speak at Redmond Historical Society on April 12

Sammamish Slough Racers to speak at Redmond Historical Society on April 12

Driver Steve Greaves leads panel on Sammamish Slough Race Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series: The Sammamish Slough Race 1933-1976 Saturday, April 12th 10:30am – noon Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA. $5 suggested donation for non-members Before Major League sports in Seattle, boat racing was king and the Sammamish Slough...
2014 Welcomes New Touring Arts Roster Artists

2014 Welcomes New Touring Arts Roster Artists

For more than three decades, 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster has supported the performing arts of King County. Available as a free resource -especially useful to concert and event planners- this online juried directory offers nearly 200 professional acts in Dance, Music and Theatre featuring a diversity of genres, styles and cultural traditions. NighTraiN, pictured above, is featured in the current...
Transported in Time to the Bors Hede Inn

Transported in Time to the Bors Hede Inn

Through the On-Site Review program, 4Culture evaluates arts and heritage organizations who receive Sustained Support funding. On-Site Reviewers attend events produced or presented by recipients and write up short reviews, which give the adjudicating Sustained Support panelists a patron’s-eye-view of each organization.  Each month, the 4Culture blog presents excerpts from these reviews.  This month’s review is...
Old Bellevue Walking Tour

Old Bellevue Walking Tour

News from a 2013 Heritage Projects recipient ‘Old Bellevue?!’ you say. Yes, the old Bellevue before the skyscrapers, before the mall, when the area across the lake was just a quiet town of dirt roads and small family farms. ‘Is there anything left of the old town?’ you say. Plenty, you just have to know...