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4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

The 4Culture office will be closed on Memorial day. However, many King County museums are open and offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See the list of local participating museums and learn more about the Blue...
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...
Poetry, Music and Love - on the bus at Folklife

Poetry, Music and Love – on the bus at Folklife

The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! We’re looking forward to the poetry reading + workshop coming up at Bellevue Library on May 9. The next stop: Folklife, the regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This year, Folklife is celebrating the cross-cultural roots...
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Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Tory Franklin , artist, teacher and collaborator, is currently working with sister Eroyn Franklin on a public artwork for Harborview in the form of digital designs for vinyl window graphics. 4Culture asked Tory to share information about a new (free) resource  available through the King County and Seattle Library systems. Artists today use technology extensively....
Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up is pleased to invite artists who have participated in our past events, as well as artists interested in learning more about our goals and networking with other artists in the region – to a celebration and networking event. Light refreshments will be served. June 8th 6-8:30 PM ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Avenue South,...
Investing In Our Stories

Investing In Our Stories

Announcing 2015 Heritage Projects Awards We are excited to announce the 4Culture Board unanimously approved funding for thirty-one heritage projects totaling $199,963 in grant funding for both local organizations and individuals throughout King County. This year, we are pleased to support a high number of projects chronicling aspects of county history that have not been...
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...
Poetry on Buses Roadshow, next stop: Bellevue

Poetry on Buses Roadshow, next stop: Bellevue

Let’s interrogate, complicate and celebrate “home” – with poetry, and at the library. Saturday, May 9 1.00 – 2.30 pm Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave NE “For many folks, ‘Where Are You From?’ is often a loaded question because the experience of answering can be complicated, invalidating and exhausting,” says poet Michelle Peñaloza a recent Blog4Culture post. Join Michelle...
Advancing Collections Care

Advancing Collections Care

2015 Heritage Collections Care is Now Open The grants application round for 4Culture’s 2015 Heritage Collections Care is now open. The deadline is Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm. This grant opportunity provides funding for the care and preservation of historical collections held in the public trust. Eligible applicants are nonprofit heritage and historical organizations, such...
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...
WebFuzzy + Change is Hard

WebFuzzy + Change is Hard

WebFuzzy is a monthly post by 4Culture staff who are interested in sharing the process of our website redesign by explaining our steps, showing our designs and marveling in our messy mistakes. Free Love When I first began building websites in 2000, if you could dream it up, you could put it online. I had...
The County's New Preservation Officer

The County’s New Preservation Officer

4Culture is excited to share some fantastic news! Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Meisner on her recent appointment as King County’s new Historic Preservation Officer. A former 4Culture Historic Preservation Advisory Committee & Board member, Jennifer has been a been a long time collaborator of ours, and we are, of course, BIG, BIG fans....
Poetry Saturday in South County

Poetry Saturday in South County

Let’s interrogate, complicate and celebrate “home.”  With poetry – at the library and on the bus. Saturday, April 25 2.00 – 3.30 pm Covington Library, 2711 – 164th Ave SE “For many folks, ‘Where Are You From?’ is often a loaded question because the experience of answering can be complicated, invalidating and exhausting,” says poet Michelle Peñaloza a recent Blog4Culture...