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Projects Grants in Action

Projects Grants in Action

All those cultural activities that make life in King County so vibrant and interesting? Our Projects grants are behind the scenes on a lot of them, providing the resources needed to bring them to life. Applications for 2016 grants are open now! If you have a...
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Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Heritage Projects and Preservation Special Projects Grants Open

Every year, our Projects grants fuel the experiences that shape the cultural life of King County. From exhibits to interviews, early research to the final touches, we help put ideas in motion. Have an idea for a project that could use some funding? If you also live in King County, are at least 18 years old,...
You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

You are Invited: Dr. King Celebration

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please join 4Culture and King County...
Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

Max Cleary: Getting to Where I’m Going

4Culture is proud to present Getting to Where I’m Going by Max Cleary on e4c, our storefront media gallery. Cleary’s work will launch on e4c’s screens on First Thursday, January 7 at 6 pm and will run in conjunction with works by fellow media artists, Joseph Gray, Barbara Robertson, Tess Martin and Evertt Beidler from 7 am to 10...
January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

January at Gallery4Culture: Michelle de la Vega

Michelle de la Vega, SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project January 7—January 28, 2016 Opening: 1st Thursday, January 7, 6:00—8:00 PM Artist Talk: Thursday, January 14, 4:00 PM In SUCCESSION: The Exchange Project, Seattle-based multidisciplinary artist and activist, Michelle de la Vega explores the complex dynamics of the neighborhood in which Gallery4Culture is located, a community largely segregated...
Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures

The 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine Place South in Pioneer Square will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday, and again on Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We will be open for our usual hours, 9:00 am—5:00 pm, on all other weekdays through the holidays. Even though our offices are closed,...
This is What It's All About

This is What It’s All About

Creative Justice is 4Culture’s arts-based alternative to incarceration for King County youth. Spoken-word artist, teaching artist and anti-racist organizer, Nikkita Oliver led the final  project session of our inaugural year of programming. Oliver believes that the power of the arts is in the power of our voices, and works alongside young people, helping them develop creative skills and tell their...
Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

Youngstown Puts Its Preservation Grant to Work

David Bestock has worked as Director of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the last three years, managing everything from facilities, to programs, to community relations. He and his tenacious staff work to ensure that arts and culture, as well as affordable housing and other vital resources, continue to be accessible to all King County residents,...
Grade and Griffith to Create Art for Sea-Tac

Grade and Griffith to Create Art for Sea-Tac

As Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle Art Program work together to renovate the North Satellite Terminal and the Concourse C Transit Station, a guiding principle has been the creation of an unmistakably Northwest sense of place. You’ve likely visited both locations when traveling with Alaska Airlines—now, we are delighted to announce that...
llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

llluminating the Darkest Days of the Year in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares an exciting roster of South King County activities to fill your holidays: These short days of December would be especially dreary if it...
Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

Verda Alexander to Create Public Art in Fremont

As our region grows and changes, 4Culture works to produce public art that reflects an evolving community. In partnership with Hardy Development and b9 architects, we’ll be bringing dynamic art to a new mixed-use apartment building in one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods — Fremont. A long-time home to artists and creators, Fremont has seen an...
Closing Out 2015 on e4c

Closing Out 2015 on e4c

The next time you find yourself walking, riding, or cycling past the 4Culture offices on Prefontaine Place South, take a minute to enjoy some of the country’s most dynamic digital art, displayed on our street-facing screens. e4c—or, electronic 4Culture—puts filmmakers, animators, and designers in front of the public, daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. After...
Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

Flo Lentz Leaves a Legacy of Preservation and Advocacy

The close of 2015 will mark the end of an era at 4Culture. Flo Lentz, who has headed our preservation program since its inception in 2003, will retire. She leaves behind a formidable list of accomplishments. Flo essentially invented the 4Culture preservation program and for years was its only staff. When the King County Office...