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Restoration, preservation and renovation of art, culture and history in Seattle

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Duwamish Hill Preserve, Moshier Art Center, and other south end facilities to receive economic boost from Building for Culture Program

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The Duwamish Hill Preserve and Moshier Art Center highlight a list of the projects in Tukwila, Burien, and throughout King County that will receive funding to help maintain their buildings and preserve the arts and heritage programs that are held inside.

“The Building for Culture Program has given us a unique opportunity to promote and preserve arts and heritage,” said Council Vice Chair Joe McDermott. “Projects like the Moshier Art Center and Duwamish Hill Preserve are just two of the wide range of projects and organizations who will benefit from these grants.”

Tukwila Parks and Recreation was awarded $200,000 towards the creation of the Puget Sound Salish Garden at Duwamish Hill Preserve, while the City of Burien was awarded $10,000 towards repairs and improvements to the Moshier Art Center.

The funding for maintenance, repairs, and preservation were allocated from the Building for Culture Program and unanimously approved by the County Council. Building for Culture is a partnership between King County and 4Culture, King County’s cultural services agency, using bonds backed by the hotel-motel tax to build, maintain, expand, preserve, and improve new and existing cultural facilities.

After the Council approved the creation of the Building for Culture Program, 4Culture put out a request for proposals to nonprofit arts, heritage and cultural organizations and eligible public agencies, as well as owners of national-, state-, or local-designated or eligible landmark properties. 4Culture then convened independent peer panels composed of arts, heritage, and preservation professionals, and other community representatives to review applications and make the final selections.

Click here and see the facilities receiving funding in Tukwila, Burien, and Highline.

The bonds supporting these projects are made possible by early retirement of the Kingdome debt. State law requires that hotel-motel tax revenues King County collects this year after repayment of the Kingdome debt be directed to arts and cultural programs.
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