In 2015, we partnered with King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Council to make a historic $28 million investment in our region’s cultural infrastructure. The endeavor was called Building for Culture, and it paved the way—literally, in some cases—for new and improved cultural facilities of all kinds, in all corners of King County.
Building for Culture funded things like plasterwork, HVAC repairs, sound systems, lighting, brick laying, commercial kitchen equipment, and so much more, and now we are beginning to truly see what these all add up to. The organizations who put these dollars to work have been able to grow and expand, serving more King County residents than ever.
As these projects come to fruition, we asked photographer Eduardo Calderon to document them using his exceptional perspective. He created an incredible body of work—it captures the myriad spaces that house some of our most vibrant experiences as King County residents. Here are just a few highlights from the more than 47 projects that are either complete or well underway: