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Call for Artists: Gallery4Culture 2016-17 Season

Call for Artists: Gallery4Culture 2016-17 Season

Gallery4Culture is seeking exhibition proposals for the season beginning in September 2016 and running through July 2017. The gallery is located on the street-level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood and presents solo, collaborative and group shows by visual artists who reside in King County. When to Apply...
Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

Announcing the Recipients of the Building for Culture Initiative

In July of this year, we announced a joint effort between 4Culture, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and the King County Council to make a historic investment in the cultural landscape of King County. Now, after six months of workshops, applications, interviews, and tough decisions—read more about that process here—we’re thrilled to announce that 102 arts, heritage, and...
November at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Mouton

November at Gallery4Culture: Alexander Mouton

Alexander Mouton, Some Time Later…I’m Here: Photographs from Poland and Ukraine November 5—December 3, 2015 Opening: First Thursday, November 5, 6:00—8:00 PM Closing: First Thursday, December 3, 6:00—8:00 PM Please note: the gallery will be closed November 26—27 for the Thanksgiving holiday Next month, Gallery4Culture features a 22-photograph exhibition by Seattle-based artist Alexander Mouton titled Some...
After the Deadline

After the Deadline

What happens after applications are submitted? September 9 was the application deadline for the new Building for Culture initiative, a partnership between King County and 4Culture to award $20 million to arts and heritage organizations and preservation projects for cultural building projects. It is the single largest competitive funding initiative the county and 4Culture have...
Toasting a Year of Poetry at Dia de Muertos

Toasting a Year of Poetry at Dia de Muertos

Poetry on Buses at Dia de Muertos Saturday, October 31, 12:30 – 4:30 pm  Poets begin reading at 3:20 pm  Seattle Center, Armory Main Floor, 305 Harrison Street It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of Poetry on Buses: Writing Home. The past year has seen writing workshops, road shows, filled-to-capacity celebrations, and...
A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

A Sneak Peek as Washington Hall Enters Phase III of Restoration

“The flaking, painted brick, the worn plaster and wood finishes, the white-washed walls, the simplicity of the structure – the building felt extremely genuine.” Jocelyn Schmidt’s first impressions of Washington Hall have been shared by many. Built in 1908 by the Danish Brotherhood of America as temporary housing and community space for new immigrants, the...
Caring for Our Shared Heritage: 2015 Collections Care Grant Recipients

Caring for Our Shared Heritage: 2015 Collections Care Grant Recipients

Collections Care is about important stuff – the “stuff” that teaches us about where we come from and where we can go. All over King County, archivists, librarians, and historians help preserve the real, tangible objects that make up history so that future generations can continue to learn from them. Our annual Collections Care grant program supports...
Creative Justice Mentor Artist Daemond Arrindell Embraces Challenge

Creative Justice Mentor Artist Daemond Arrindell Embraces Challenge

With the pilot year of Creative Justice—4Culture’s arts-based alternative to youth incarceration in King County—almost complete, we are reflecting on lessons learned and looking towards the future. We asked Session 3 Mentor Artist, Daemond Arrindell to provide some insight into his experience working with participants and helping to shape this ground-breaking new program. The call...
Apply to Be a Creative Justice Mentor Artist

Apply to Be a Creative Justice Mentor Artist

King County teaching artists: lift up the creativity and imagination of youth and help transform the juvenile justice system as a Creative Justice Mentor Artist! 4Culture’s Creative Justice is an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. Through collaboration with Mentor Artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration as they intersect with racism,...
Your Art Could Greet Travellers at Sea-Tac Airport

Your Art Could Greet Travellers at Sea-Tac Airport

Whether arriving home, changing planes, or setting off on an international adventure, the Port of Seattle Art Program wants travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to feel a distinctly Northwest sense of place. We’re teaming up with the Port to find two artists or artist teams to help with that goal, by creating site-specific artwork for two highly...
Get Inspired for Tech Specific

Get Inspired for Tech Specific

Our Site Specific Program has been inspiring innovation and reaching new communities since 2005—this year, it’s going tech. Tech Specific invites artists using technological mediums—from old-school to emerging—to apply for funding, and encourages designers, fabricators, engineers, developers, media-producers, and more to see themselves as artists and apply their skills to creative projects! Individuals, collaborative teams, and organizations...