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4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

4Culture closed for Memorial Day but Blue Star Museums are open!

The 4Culture office will be closed on Memorial day. However, many King County museums are open and offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  See the list of local participating museums and learn more about the Blue Star program.
Gallery4Culture: Emma Jane Levitt's art confronts loss head-on

Gallery4Culture: Emma Jane Levitt’s art confronts loss head-on

Emma Jane Levitt: In the Presence of Absence May 7 –May 28, 2015 Opening: 1st Thursday, May 7, 6pm – 8 pm* Gallery4Culture 101 Prefontaine PL S Seattle, WA 98104 Gallery4Culture is pleased to introduce Emma Jane Levitt in a solo installation that investigates the experience of loss, the process of grief, and the longing...
Kimberly Trowbridge offers a fresh approach to painting a personal narrative.

Kimberly Trowbridge offers a fresh approach to painting a personal narrative.

Kimberly Trowbridge: Framing Perception April 2 – April 30, 2015 Opening: 1st Thursday, April 2, 6 pm – 8 pm Gallery4Culture 101 Prefontaine PL S Seattle, WA 98104 Gallery4Culture is pleased to feature Seattle-based artist Kimberly Trowbridge in Framing Perception, a solo exhibition that presents Trowbridge’s unique approach to image-making and constructing a personal narrative....
The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community

The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community

North Seattle College Art Gallery opens an exhibition on Tuesday, April 7 featuring eleven artists/artist teams that have created artwork for the public realm. The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in Community features proposals, plans, maquettes, working drawings, material samples, finished prototypes and parts that reveal the artistic development and evolution behind some...
I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

I am from __________. I contain multitudes.

Happy April and National Poetry Month! In this guest post, poet Michelle Peñaloza invites you to participate in a series of events we’re calling the Poetry on Buses Roadshow. We hope to see you. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) –Walt Whitman For many folks,...
Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 gallery artists!

The annual Gallery4Culture application deadline passed on January 5. Late in January a selection panel met, deliberated and chose eleven artists for exhibitions commencing in the fall and running through July, 2016.  The artists, listed in the order of their scheduled show, are as follows: September, 2015: Sadie Wechsler presents a series of photographs that...
StEPs 4Culture incentivizes capacity building

StEPs 4Culture incentivizes capacity building

Four years ago, through the 2011-2012 Heritage Sustained Support review panel process, 4Culture provided 17 organizations complimentary enrollment in the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, or StEPs. This self-assessment program, developed by the American Association for State and Local History, “offers history organizations of every size and type the opportunity to benchmark their...
Creative Justice

Creative Justice

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s new arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County. Through collaboration with mentor artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration (as they intersect with racism, classism and other oppressions) and focus on the positive role youth voice can have in building a more just and equitable society. Research...
Sans Façon – Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc – Selected as Planning Artists for Seattle’s CSO System

Sans Façon – Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc – Selected as Planning Artists for Seattle’s CSO System

4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division are excited to announce that Sans Façon has been selected to create the Seattle-area Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Art Master Plan. Sans Façon is a collaborative partnership between Tristan Surtees (English artist) and Charles Blanc (French architect) that was hatched in Glasgow 14 years ago. Surtees likes to...
March gallery exhibit shines a light on the Duwamish Artist Residency

March gallery exhibit shines a light on the Duwamish Artist Residency

Gallery4Culture Duwamish Residency Artists The Duwamish Residency: Process and Artifacts March 5 – 26, 2015 Opening: 1st Thursday, March 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 4Culture is located at 101 Prefontaine Street South in Pioneer Square, Seattle   The Duwamish Residency: Process and Artifacts is a group exhibition featuring twelve notable local artists who together comprise...
Welcome new advisory committee members

Welcome new advisory committee members

Each of the four program areas at 4Culture – arts, heritage, preservation, and public art has an advisory committee comprised of experts in the field who volunteer their time to provide professional input, guidance and advice to program staff. They are instrumental in shaping and moving forward the programs we offer. Please join us in...
Five new Board Directors for 4Culture in 2015

Five new Board Directors for 4Culture in 2015

It is always exciting to start the year at 4Culture by welcoming new members to the 4Culture Board of Directors. Since offering King County-wide programs is core to 4Culture’s mission, we are delighted that these additional new directors hail from all corners of the county. Our board works hard to shape our role as a...