About South King County Cultural Coalition - SoCoCulture

Founded in 2004

In March 2004, King County Council member Julia Patterson hosted a community luncheon to discuss the artistic and cultural vitality of South King County. Out of this the South King County Cultural Coalition, better known as SoCoCulture, was born.  Some 70 groups have joined forces to promote and preserve arts and heritage in the vibrant communities south of Seattle. SoCo’s key projects include providing advocacy, collaborative marketing, and professional development opportunities for our members.

Become a member

The coalition is open to all arts, heritage, and other cultural organizations that present, produce, preserve or propel culture in South King County, including theatre, music, dance, literary, heritage, botanical and visual arts organizations. Government and education agencies are also eligible.

Bi-monthly meetings

Check the calendar for specific dates, times, places and speakers in January, March, May, September and November. We meet at different cultural venues throughout South King County and feature guest speakers on various topics. For more information e-mail info@sococulture.org

SoCoCulture Members

Our cultural association consists of dance, heritage, literary, music, theatre, municipal, botanical, educational and visual arts organizations located in AuburnBlack Diamond, Burien, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila, Washington. Click on the names below to read about each member. You can join the coalition online or by mail.

Photo credits

On Home page

  • Arts Commissions – 4Culture’s Deb Twersky (r) talks with arts commissioners at SoCoCulture’s 2016 Arts Commissioners’ Summit – photo by Barbara McMichael
  • Botanical – plant sale – photo courtesy of Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
  • Dance – The Cabiri, performing aerial dance May 1 at Des Moines Beach Park – photo courtesy The Cabiri
  • Heritage – Barker Cabin, operated by the Historical Society of Federal Way – photo courtesy of Karen Meador
  • Literary – Nancy Pearl will be serving up her own favorite flavor of ice cream (peanut butter fudge swirl) at Full Tilt in White Center on April 16 – photo courtesy of KCLS
  • Music – Rainier Youth Choirs summer camp – photo courtesy of Rainier Youth Choirs
  • Theatre – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, performed by The Hi-Liners – photo by Jean Johnson Productions
  • Visual Arts – Eurydice by 179 at Pacific Bonsai Museum – photo by Barbara McMichael

On About SoCo page

  • Hooray for our SoCoCulture leadership team! – photo by Barbara McMichael