Public Art 4Culture: Consulting

Partnering with communities and organizations in the region to create dynamic spaces and innovative artwork, we foster collaboration and model best practices in the field of public art.

Our consulting practice began in 2003, when King County Arts Commission became 4Culture. This new, more flexible business model supports our approach to commissioning artwork: consider the unique community and stakeholders of each project, engage the creative thinking of professional artists, allow them to push the creative envelope, and aim for excellence in the finished artwork. Because we build and maintain a collection of artwork for a civic entity, we understand the importance of public investment in the arts and the need for accountability in the work we do.

Our own practice helps us to improve yours and to create a legacy of art experiences in your community that will continue to engage the public over time.

We have expertise in art planning, artist selection and in project management. Meet our staff and learn about our programs.

Contact us with inquiries. We look forward to hearing about your project.

Our audio library may be found in Threads, along with video, slideshows and resources for artists and educators.

Glenn Rudolph talks about photographing in the Kent Valley, his practice of over thirty years.
See the slideshow Glenn Rudolph: The Orchard in the Threads Look Library to learn more.
image: Longacres (detail), Renton, WA © 2007 Glenn Rudolph

Our video and slideshow library may be found in Threads, along with audio, and resources for artists and educators.

I Was Dreaming of Spirit Animals: Cappy Thompson
directed by Sally Cloninger, 2005 - 2:14 min.

Watch a video about Cappy Thompson's window installation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, I was Dreaming of Spirit Animals.
Learn more about our consulting projects at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.