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Experience "A Taste of Home"

Experience “A Taste of Home”

The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass...
Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Under the Midnight Sun at the Klondike Gold Rush Museum

You’re invited to join our neighbors at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Museum for the opening of Under the Midnight Sun, a project of the 4Culture Historic Site Specific Program. Artist Meg Bye, owner of Knot and Burl Studios, has created an interactive exhibit focusing on the moments, mementos and memories...
Artist Wanted @ the Intersection of Art, Technology and Quirk

Artist Wanted @ the Intersection of Art, Technology and Quirk

Hey WA, OR, and CA-based artists: Do you play with color? Energy efficient lighting? Explore inventive uses for everyday materials? How about lenticular printing or digital fabrication – are either your bailiwick for exterior applications? If yes, this open call is for you. Parkstone Properties, a...
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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...
Artist Wanted @ the Intersection of Art, Technology and Quirk

Artist Wanted @ the Intersection of Art, Technology and Quirk

Hey WA, OR, and CA-based artists: Do you play with color? Energy efficient lighting? Explore inventive uses for everyday materials? How about lenticular printing or digital fabrication – are either your bailiwick for exterior applications? If yes, this open call is for you. Parkstone Properties, a locally owned and operated development company, has hired 4Culture to...
Poetry, Music and Love - on the bus at Folklife

Poetry, Music and Love – on the bus at Folklife

The Poetry on Buses Roadshow is on! We’re looking forward to the poetry reading + workshop coming up at Bellevue Library on May 9. The next stop: Folklife, the regional Memorial Day festival now in its 44th year. This year, Folklife is celebrating the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest.  Amos Miller, curator of...
Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Free Resource for Artists: Lynda.com

Tory Franklin , artist, teacher and collaborator, is currently working with sister Eroyn Franklin on a public artwork for Harborview in the form of digital designs for vinyl window graphics. 4Culture asked Tory to share information about a new (free) resource  available through the King County and Seattle Library systems. Artists today use technology extensively....
Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up: Celebration & Networking Event

Artists Up is pleased to invite artists who have participated in our past events, as well as artists interested in learning more about our goals and networking with other artists in the region – to a celebration and networking event. Light refreshments will be served. June 8th 6-8:30 PM ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st Avenue South,...
Investing In Our Stories

Investing In Our Stories

Announcing 2015 Heritage Projects Awards We are excited to announce the 4Culture Board unanimously approved funding for thirty-one heritage projects totaling $199,963 in grant funding for both local organizations and individuals throughout King County. This year, we are pleased to support a high number of projects chronicling aspects of county history that have not been...
Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Survey, Landmarking and Inventory, Oh My!

Announcing 2015 Preservation Special Projects Awards At their April meeting, the 4Culture Board unanimously approved $85,000 for grants that will provide funding for twelve preservation projects in King County, Washington. These projects include documenting historic bridges, roads, mid-century modern resources and other critical survey and landmarking efforts throughout the county. The Sammamish Historical Society was...
Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means: Vertical Plank Dwellings in the PNW

Of Small Means is a presentation by local architecture historian and preservation consultant Kate Krafft, detailing her research findings about a construction method called Vertical plank construction (VPC). This method is distinct from the other methods commonly associated with Washington’s settlement era, such as full log, hewn log or balloon-frame, and is more prevalent in our region than had...
The Power of Persistence

The Power of Persistence

Three Giant Steps forward for Historic Preservation Just in time for Preservation Month 2015, 4Culture is excited to report significant progress on three high profile preservation efforts. All three are classic examples of small communities coming together to save places that are deeply meaningful to them, even if it takes years. The Mukai Farm and...
Poetry on Buses Roadshow, next stop: Bellevue

Poetry on Buses Roadshow, next stop: Bellevue

Let’s interrogate, complicate and celebrate “home” – with poetry, and at the library. Saturday, May 9 1.00 – 2.30 pm Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave NE “For many folks, ‘Where Are You From?’ is often a loaded question because the experience of answering can be complicated, invalidating and exhausting,” says poet Michelle Peñaloza a recent Blog4Culture post. Join Michelle...
Advancing Collections Care

Advancing Collections Care

2015 Heritage Collections Care is Now Open The grants application round for 4Culture’s 2015 Heritage Collections Care is now open. The deadline is Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm. This grant opportunity provides funding for the care and preservation of historical collections held in the public trust. Eligible applicants are nonprofit heritage and historical organizations, such...
4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

4Culture Offers Stipends for WaMA Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Washington Museum Association Conference, being held June 24-26 at the Maryhill Art Museum of Art near Goldendale. 4Culture is offering stipends of $250 each to King County heritage museum staff, volunteers, and board members planning to attend the annual statewide conference. The 2015 WaMA Conference “Treasures of Washington’s...