About SoCo

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In March 2004, King County Councilmember 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 theater, music, dance, literary, heritage and visual art organizations. Government and education agencies are also eligible.

To learn more about membership benefits
or to join the coalition, click here.

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

Next SoCoCulture Meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 PM

Topic: Social change and inclusiveness

Learn what some of our SoCoCulture members are doing in terms of effective outreach in our increasingly diverse communities in South King County. We’ll be hosted by the Tukwila Arts Commission and Tukwila Equity and Diversity Commission at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424, 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila.

Please bring your brown bag lunch and plan to come any time after noon to network – we’ll begin our program at 12:30 PM sharp!   Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to help us plan – contact info@sococulture.org.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors

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Other links of interest

Association of King County Historical Organizations

Eastside Arts Coalition


Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

Washington Alliance for Arts Education

Washington State Arts Alliance

Washington State Library Ask-a-Librarian