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Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

Suyama Space Says Goodbye with a Tech-Specific Project

When we took our long-time Site-Specific grant program and gave it a tech focus in 2015, we were amazed by the response. With over 100 applications—a record for the program—it was clear that this grant tapped into King County’s fascination with the overlap of art and technology. Over the course of this year, the projects that...
Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

Building for Culture Funds at Work: the Nordic Heritage Museum Breaks Ground

As fall approaches, we’re nearing the one-year anniversary of our historic Building for Culture grant. This partnership between 4Culture and the King County Council to make a $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure has been a game-changer for many of the 102 organizations that received funding. We’ve already begun to see the effects...
Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day

The 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture are closed today, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 31. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend in King County!
May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

May at Gallery4Culture: Kamla Kakaria

Kamla Kakaria Marigold Marriage May 5—26, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, May 5, 6:00—8:00 pm Kamla Kakaria’s immersive, mixed-media installation, Marigold Marriage, transforms Gallery4Culture into a landscape of multiples. Delicate white pigmented beeswax, wire, and paper forms are suspended from the ceiling to create a luminous environment. These floral silhouettes are mirrored in wall-mounted screen prints...
Projects Grants in Action

Projects Grants in Action

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? Our Projects grants are behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Applications for 2016 grants are open now! If you have a project idea and you’ve read through the grant guidelines for...
A New Role for Jordan Howland

A New Role for Jordan Howland

We are proud to announce that as of December 2015, stewardship of King County’s Public Art Collection and management of Gallery4Culture is in the capable hands of Jordan Howland! Jordan has been a member of the 4Culture staff in the role of Public Art Project Manager since 2007. In that time, she has overseen the production...
Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

Welcome to the New 4Culture Application Portal!

We’re kicking off 2016 with an exciting new technology update! Even though 4Culture has long-since left hard copy grant applications in the past, our online application portal needed a refresh. After many months of research, testing, and feedback, we’re proud to launch our new grants application portal. Making submitting your grant applications and managing your...
Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures

The 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine Place South in Pioneer Square will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday, and again on Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We will be open for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, on all other weekdays through the holidays. Even though our offices are closed,...
Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

As our region grows and changes, 4Culture works to produce public art that reflects an evolving community. In partnership with Hardy Development and b9 architects, we’ll be bringing dynamic art to a new mixed-use apartment building in one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods — Fremont. A long-time home to artists and creators, Fremont has seen an...
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The 4Culture offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, as staff celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open again for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, starting Monday, November 30. In honor of this holiday celebrating family and food, we’re highlighting a project that debuted this past summer, funded by our...
Closed for Veterans Day

Closed for Veterans Day

The 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture are closed today in honor of Veterans Day. We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you during our normal hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, for the remainder of the week. As we all take a pause in our daily lives to honor and thank our nation’s veterans,...
Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Dispatches from the Washington Museum Association Conference

Museum conferences can be great places to connect with and be inspired by colleagues, and they’re often the starting point for exciting projects. What begins as a hallway conversation can evolve into an exhibit or program. Of course, conferences are often expensive. In recognizing the value of professional development to our region’s cultural organizations, this...