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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,...
Close to $4 million in Grants for 2015

Close to $4 million in Grants for 2015

As summer comes to a close, we’re taking a moment look at and share what our Arts, Heritage and Preservation departments have funded during the first half of 2015. 4Culture staff are proud to administer grant programs that support the critical role culture plays in defining our region. Here’s the breakdown: We kicked off the...
Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

Guest Post: Van Wolfe on VanFest 2015, an Open 4Culture Project

In a region that features dozens of outdoor music festivals every year, Maple Valley’s VanFest is unique. Organized by 21-year-old Van Wolfe, the festival, which took place on August 15, is all about community – it features underground music in an all-ages setting, and profits go to the Maple Valley Food Bank. We helped fund VanFest through...
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...
Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

Poetry on Buses Reading at 5th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon

August 22, 2015, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 1200 S Jackson St Poetry reading at 12:30 pm The 2014 Poetry on Buses program began as an open invitation to explore the poetry of home — on the bus, online, and in the community. “What does ‘Writing Home’ mean to you?,” we asked. We wanted to...
Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

Saving Landmarks: Bond-Funded Support for Culture Includes Historic Preservation

There’s new money for old buildings in King County. A portion of King County’s recently announced BUILDING FOR CULTURE investment in our local cultural infrastructure will be dedicated to rejuvenating historic places. Stewards of designated landmark sites and structures can apply to 4Culture’s Saving Landmarks program for help with major rehabilitation or acquisition. Awards will...
Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

Why Building for Culture Matters: A Message from Our Executive Director

On Thursday, July 16, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a major investment in Cultural Facilities in partnership with 4Culture. King County will issue $20 million in bonds backed by Lodging Tax revenues to support capital projects throughout King County. The program is called Building for Culture. The 1990s are remembered as a boom time for...
Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Art of the City Streetfest 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 4Culture offices and Gallery4Culture open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Next Saturday, Prefontaine Place South – our favorite block – will be filled end-to-end with 12 hours of visual art, theatre and music performances, live art-making opportunities, and, of course, food and drink. Art of the...
Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

Mobilizing a Collective, Street Art Dream: Phase 1

  Public Art 4Culture is working to mobilize a collective dream: transform the SODO Busway of building backs into a vibrant street art corridor. The Corridor, dedicated to bus and light rail, spans 2-miles of 5th Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and South Spokane Street in Seattle’s SODO (South of Downtown) neighborhood. Lined...
Announcing Building for Culture

Announcing Building for Culture

When you walk through an exhibit or see a play, it’s easy to forget about the bricks and mortar of the buildings that make those cultural experiences possible. 4Culture’s Facilities Capital Programs help organizations acquire, build, or renovate cultural space, and to preserve the historical buildings that enrich our built environment. We’re excited to announce that this year,...
Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Haddad I Drugan to work at intersection of art, technology and quirk

Public Art 4Culture and Parkstone Properties are delighted to announce that Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan (Haddad|Drugan LLC) have been selected to create artwork to integrate with, and activate the façade of a new mixed-use building in Fremont. Located between the iconic Lenin and Rocket sculptures, in proximity to a growing number of tech companies,...
2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

2015 Cultural Equipment Awards

4Culture’s Cultural Equipment program provides grants for arts, heritage and preservation organizations to purchase the equipment they need to do their best work. We recognize that new stage lighting, a safe, functional ceramic kiln, or an energy-efficient HVAC system can make all the difference in the way an organization is able to serve their community. This program is how we support those critical...