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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...
Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

Welcoming New Heritage Lead Brian J. Carter

In March 2016, Brian J. Carter joined the 4Culture staff to lead the Heritage Program following the retirement of Eric Taylor. We are thrilled that Brian agreed to accept this position. We first got to know Brian when he served as the Deputy Director and Head Curator at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in...
Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Two New Public Art Experiences Coming to First Hill

Since 1960, Swedish Medical Center has recognized the healing power of art through an ever-growing art collection, which now includes over 2,500 works. Now, as Swedish works to expand and improve its First Hill Campus in Seattle, they’re not only expanding the collection but bringing it outside hospital walls. Two artists have been selected to create public...
Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Get Your Wish List Ready: Equipment Grants Now Open

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better....
April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

April at Gallery4Culture: Anne Drew Potter

Anne Drew Potter My Bear’s House April 7—28, 2016 Opening: First Thursday, April 7, 6:00—8:00 pm Two colossal black bears constructed of contrasting fabrics and a nubile porcelain boy inhabit Anne Drew Potter’s installation, My Bear’s House. It is a scene of battle, domestication and sensuality. The work expresses themes of power, dominance, and the subversion...
New Public Art Dream Team

New Public Art Dream Team

4Culture is a great place to work—a fact evidenced by the few announcements we make about changing staff. We do have some exciting changes and additions, so here’s the 411 on our new dream team. Brennan Jernigan’s first day was February 16, replacing Ryan Feddersen as the Public Art Program Assistant. Brennan is a recent...
Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

Guest Post: A Plan for the SODO Track Takes Shape

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’ve been working to make the long-time dream of transforming the SODO Busway into an exciting art experience a reality. Artist and curator Gage Hamilton began crafting a plan for this urban corridor in the fall, and continues to make exciting progress, including selecting a theme...
A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

Last fall, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Touring Arts Roster by adding more acts to this juried listing of King County’s best performers than ever before! This group of 23 new artists—which includes country bands, spoken word poets, aerialists, comedians, and so much more—joins over 200 performers on the Roster, adding up to...
Capital Funding for Landmarks

Capital Funding for Landmarks

Each year, 4Culture offers grants for construction projects that help restore, rehabilitate and preserve designated local landmarks throughout King County, Washington. Mark your calendars for this year’s Landmarks Capital application, which will become available mid-March and have a deadline of May 11, 2016. Through the Landmarks Capital program, historic property owners, both private and public,...