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Introducing Hello 4Culture

Introducing Hello 4Culture

In 2017, we’re getting out of the office, putting down the phone, and talking with our community face-to-face. On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at both the Kent Library and Third Place Commons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm...
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Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

We are proud to share this very special post, featuring two legendary figures of Seattle’s Jazz community. Grammy-nominated jazz singer Ernestine Anderson passed away in March, leaving behind the legacy of an incredible career that began in Seattle’s Central District. Her friend and Garfield High School classmate Grace Holden—daughter of Seattle Jazz’s “royal family”—generously shared...
Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

We kick off every year with our Projects grants. They fund a staggering range of work by individuals and organizations in arts, heritage, and historic preservation, and they set in motion a lot of fantastic King County cultural experiences for the upcoming year! The February and March deadlines brought almost 500 applications, with a large percentage...
An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

What can artists offer in the context of a city-wide water infrastructure project? Plenty. King County and Seattle are realizing an ambitious plan to protect the health of our waterways. A complex network of facilities, treatment, and conveyance, King County’s control plan in Seattle is designed to dramatically limit combined sewer overflows—or CSOs—caused by excess...
Washington Hall Reopening

Washington Hall Reopening

On Wednesday, June 1, Historic Seattle will mark the reopening of Washington Hall with a free celebration hosted in conjunction with anchor partner organizations 206 Zulu, Hidmo, and Voices Rising. From 5:00—8:00 pm, all are invited to visit the newly restored Hall and enjoy music and light refreshments. “Washington Hall has served a cross-section of...
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!
Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Last summer, we announced our Building for Culture initiative. This historic $28 million investment in our cultural infrastructure is now in motion all over King County, including, most recently, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Alaina Fuld, Director of External Affairs at the Burke, recaps a major milestone in the museum’s ambitious plan...
June at Gallery4Culture: Pat De Caro

June at Gallery4Culture: Pat De Caro

Pat De Caro Foreign Shores June 2—30, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, June 2, 6:00—8:00 pm Pat De Caro presents Foreign Shores, an expansive collection of over eighty charcoal drawings that reflect our relationship to memory and time. Mounted in a narrative grid, extending wall to wall and floor to ceiling, the drawings surround the viewer. They...
May 2016 is Arts Education Month

May 2016 is Arts Education Month

At its May 16 meeting the King County Council issued a proclamation designating May 2016 as Arts Education Month in King County, extolling the benefits of a complete arts education and recognizing the efforts of arts educators and advocates throughout the county for their commitment to providing a comprehensive arts education for all students. Thank...
Guest Post: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

Guest Post: Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From?

Eunice Kim is an internationally recognized printmaker living and working in Ravensdale, Southeast King County. She received a 2015 Tech Specific grant for her project Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed. Here, she tells us a little bit about the upcoming program. Do you know where your water comes from? Join us and find out!...
Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend!

Heading to WaMA? Apply for a Stipend!

Registration is now open for the 2016 Washington Museum Association Conference, being held June 22—24, in Tacoma, Washington. We are offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members planning to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2016 WaMA Conference “Adventures in Museumland” features regional historian and preservation expert, Michael...
Collections Care Grant Now Open

Collections Care Grant Now Open

Storage systems, display mounts, digital scanners: Collections Care may not be our most glamorous grant program, but it’s a favorite! We love seeing the stories that emerge when our region’s historians and archivists get the support they need to care for precious artifacts. Collections Care is critical—things like shelves and cases can mean the difference between...
Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

Bring the Touring Arts Roster to Your Community

31 dance teams, 158 music groups, 6 spoken word artists, 34 theater ensembles—they’re all members of our Touring Arts Roster, and now, they’re all right at your fingertips! For over three decades, the Roster has been an invaluable tool for both performers and the people who hire them. The Roster promotes and publicizes performers of...