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July at Gallery4Culture: Andrew Hoeppner

July at Gallery4Culture: Andrew Hoeppner

Andrew Hoeppner Monkey God July 7—August 8*, 2016 Opening: July 7, 6—8 pm Closing: August 4, 6—8 pm *Exhibition extends through August 8th to align with the Seattle Art Fair Artist Andrew Hoeppner’s solo exhibition, Monkey God, investigates themes of human identity and our relationship to the natural world, transforming Gallery4Culture with vivid, illustrative ceramic...
Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

Remembering Jazz Legend Ernestine Anderson

We are proud to share this very special post, featuring two legendary figures of Seattle’s Jazz community. Grammy-nominated jazz singer Ernestine Anderson passed away in March, leaving behind the legacy of an incredible career that began in Seattle’s Central District. Her friend and Garfield High School classmate Grace Holden—daughter of Seattle Jazz’s “royal family”—generously shared...
Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

Announcing 2016 Projects Grant Recipients

We kick off every year with our Projects grants. They fund a staggering range of work by individuals and organizations in arts, heritage, and historic preservation, and they set in motion a lot of fantastic King County cultural experiences for the upcoming year! The February and March deadlines brought almost 500 applications, with a large percentage...
An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

An Evening of Art and Water in Georgetown

What can artists offer in the context of a city-wide water infrastructure project? Plenty. King County and Seattle are realizing an ambitious plan to protect the health of our waterways. A complex network of facilities, treatment, and conveyance, King County’s control plan in Seattle is designed to dramatically limit combined sewer overflows—or CSOs—caused by excess...
Washington Hall Reopening

Washington Hall Reopening

On Wednesday, June 1, Historic Seattle will mark the reopening of Washington Hall with a free celebration hosted in conjunction with anchor partner organizations 206 Zulu, Hidmo, and Voices Rising. From 5:00—8:00 pm, all are invited to visit the newly restored Hall and enjoy music and light refreshments. “Washington Hall has served a cross-section of...
Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Guest Post: Breaking Ground on the New Burke Museum

Last summer, we announced our Building for Culture initiative. This historic $28 million investment in our cultural infrastructure is now in motion all over King County, including, most recently, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Alaina Fuld, Director of External Affairs at the Burke, recaps a major milestone in the museum’s ambitious plan...
May 2016 is Arts Education Month

May 2016 is Arts Education Month

At its May 16 meeting the King County Council issued a proclamation designating May 2016 as Arts Education Month in King County, extolling the benefits of a complete arts education and recognizing the efforts of arts educators and advocates throughout the county for their commitment to providing a comprehensive arts education for all students. Thank...
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!...
Collections Care Grant Now Open

Collections Care Grant Now Open

Storage systems, display mounts, digital scanners: Collections Care may not be our most glamorous grant program, but it’s a favorite! We love seeing the stories that emerge when our region’s historians and archivists get the support they need to care for precious artifacts. Collections Care is critical—things like shelves and cases can mean the difference between...
Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Guest Post: Highline Historical Society Expands its Reach

Nancy Salguero McKay is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Highline Historical Society, soon to be the Highline Heritage Museum. As the organization grows and changes, Nancy shares some insight into how she approaches her work, and into how she and her colleagues work to reflect and engage their communities: We tell the stories of...
Celebrating Preservation Month

Celebrating Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month, a time to celebrate victories as well as to shine a light on threatened places. Two historic sites in King County are emerging from many years of neglect and uncertainty, through the vigilant attention and persistent advocacy of citizens in their respective communities. The Skykomish Hotel was brought back from the...
Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water

Poetry on Buses is back! In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture to announce a brand new season of this beloved public art program. In addition to an online poetry portal showcasing one new poem for each day of the year, this year...