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Guest Post: Seeds

Guest Post: Seeds

Olisa Enrico-Johnson is a Mentor Artist in our Creative Justice program, an arts-based alternative to youth incarceration in King County. After leading a group of court-involved youth through three months of creating and dialogue, she shares her insights: The first day of our 12 week session. Chairs set in a circle. A black journal on...
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...
Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares details on a brand new program created by a group of South King County historical organizations: Ask the executive director of any...
Guest Post: Greg Ruby Rediscovers a Jazz Pioneer

Guest Post: Greg Ruby Rediscovers a Jazz Pioneer

In 2015, I received funding from both 4Culture Heritage Projects and 4Culture Arts Projects to preserve, interpret, and promote musical compositions created by Seattle jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron, one of the most important figures in early Seattle jazz. Born in 1890, Waldron settled in Seattle in 1907, and by 1912 was performing throughout the...
Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve been working to make the long-time dream of transforming the SODO Busway into an exciting art experience a reality. Artist and curator Gage Hamilton began crafting a plan for this urban corridor in the fall, and continues to make exciting progress, including selecting a theme...
llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares an exciting roster of South King County activities to fill your holidays: These short days of December would be especially dreary if it...
History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

History at Our Feet: Preserving the Ballard Sidewalk Mosaics

Ballard community-member Benson Shaw received a 2015 Preservation Special Projects grant to help save an often-overlooked piece of Seattle history. Find out how the work is going, and learn more about these century-old urban art pieces: Have you ever noticed the cultural assets literally at our feet, embedded in our walkways? Surviving artifacts from earlier...
An Artist's Perspective on the SODO Busway

An Artist’s Perspective on the SODO Busway

The SODO busway spans two miles of 5th Avenue South, welcoming over 43,000 public transit riders into downtown Seattle each weekday. This open-air tunnel of building-backs has the potential to become a vibrant street art experience. 4Culture is convening artists, community-members, and SODO business-owners to begin the process of bringing that dream to life. In July 2015, Gage Hamilton,...
October at Gallery4Culture: Two Artists Investigate Early Language and Movement

October at Gallery4Culture: Two Artists Investigate Early Language and Movement

October at Gallery4Culture Robert Twomey: The Serious Business of Children Matthew Whitney: A Line Amongst Other Lines October 1 – 29, 2015   Gallery4Culture is pleased to present Seattle-based artists Robert Twomey and Matthew Whitney in solo installations that both use advanced technology to investigate elemental ideas – in the case of Twomey, the tools...
Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

Last-Minute Tips for Saving Landmarks Funding

In July, in partnership with the King County Council, we announced the biggest grant program in our history—a $20 million investment will be made in our region’s cultural infrastructure. This one-time program, backed by bonds purchased after the County’s King Dome debt was paid off earlier than anticipated, will help create and renovate large, small,...
September Opens a New Season of Shows at Gallery4Culture

September Opens a New Season of Shows at Gallery4Culture

SEPTEMBER AT GALLERY4CULTURE Sadie Wechsler: Part I: Redo September 3 – 24, 2015 Opening reception: First Thursday, September 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gallery4Culture kicks off the fall season with Part I: Redo by Seattle-based artist Sadie Wechsler, a body of photographs that presents an off-kilter world. Subtly deceptive setups and faintly discordant elements feed...