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Save the Date for the Poetry on Buses Launch Party

Save the Date for the Poetry on Buses Launch Party

Monday, April 24, 6:30-9:00 pm Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Free and open to the public Join us for a celebration of poetry and movement! In 2016, we asked King County residents to share their original poetry with us, all on the theme of water. It’s a vital part of our region...
Access for All and 4Culture

Access for All and 4Culture

In 2015, the Washington State Legislature passed a Cultural Access law allowing any county in the state to put a measure before its voters to fund arts, heritage, and science nonprofit organizations who provide public programs and activities. The law spells out certain requirements that are meant to provide support for public school programs by...
Guy Merrill Joins Public Art 4Culture!

Guy Merrill Joins Public Art 4Culture!

Please join us in welcoming Guy Merrill as our new Public Art Collection Preparator. Guy will assist 4Culture’s Collection Curator, Jordan Howland, with the ongoing maintenance and conservation of King County’s 2,200+ piece civic art collection, which includes the rotation of the Portable Works Collection. Guy brings nearly a decade of experience handling art in...
4Culture Seeks On-Site Reviewers for 2017-2018!

4Culture Seeks On-Site Reviewers for 2017-2018!

Do you like going to arts or heritage events around King County for free? Do you have experience in one or more artforms, or with King County heritage? Are you a thoughtful and articulate writer? Then you could become an On-Site Reviewer for 4Culture! 4Culture is seeking a team of around 30 qualified individuals to...
Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

Guest Post: Social Justice and Community Collaboration at the Renton History Museum

All museum exhibitions require extensive planning, but especially so when the exhibit deals with complex topics like race and representation. In this guest post, Renton History Museum staffers Elizabeth P. Stewart, Director, Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Kim Owens, Public Engagement Coordinator give us some insight into their preparations for Sorting Out Race,...
2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

2017 e4c Season Begins with Hugh Livingston

  Since 2008, e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—has been a storefront venue for the exhibition of dynamic, electronic artworks, giving artists the opportunity to present new works of art while enlivening Seattle’s urban core. Our state-of-the-art screens are visible from the sidewalk and street on Prefontaine Place South, just outside the 4Culture offices and gallery. Last fall,...
March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

March at Gallery4Culture: Deanne Belinoff

Deanne Belinoff Space: Inside/Out March 2-30, 2017 Opening: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, March 16, 12-1 pm Deanne Belinoff’s abstract drawings and paintings express ideas about reality and its underpinnings, the vast rotations of solar systems, and the implicit connection of all things in the universe. Space: Inside/Out features recent work inspired by infinity,...
From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

From Our Director: All Are Welcome Here

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” – Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1808-90) Will the new administration eliminate the NEA, NEH, and CPB? We hear rumblings from the other Washington that Republicans in Congress are newly emboldened to achieve the long-desired goal of shutting down federal support for the arts and humanities and the...
Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Preservation Sustained Support Kicks Off Two Years of Funding

Through our Sustained Support grant, we assist with the day-to-day needs of organizations doing cultural work in King County. The funding provided by this grant rolls out over two-year cycles, with another one kicking off in fall 2016. We’re proud to be funding 18 organizations and municipalities through Preservation Sustained Support for the next two...
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 sharing information about all of our opportunities, from grants to...
Project Grants: Tools for Applying

Project Grants: Tools for Applying

With deadlines for our Project grants—open to individuals and organizations doing all kinds of cultural work in King County—just over a month away, we want to help you submit your best application. The grant is organized by discipline: arts, heritage, and preservation. You can apply to more than one for the same project, but they...
February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

February at Gallery4Culture: Chris McMullen

Chris McMullen C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!) February 2–23, 2017 Opening: First Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 pm Chris McMullen’s interactive installation, C.S.E. (Collaborative Stacking Extravaganza!), challenges viewers both mentally and physically as they work together to operate two towering wood and steel cranes—stylized versions of the ubiquitous machines that punctuate the Seattle skyline. This kinetic engagement, the...