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 maintaining this website, collaborative marketing, fundraising, and advocacy initiatives.

Become a member

The coalition is open to all arts and heritage 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: Wednesday, November 12, 11:30 AM

Topic: Special Events. We’ll be discussing this in a panel format moderated by Renatta Emerson, Immersion Events.

We’ll be hosted by the Renton Municipal Arts Commission at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.

Please RSVP 48 hours in advance to info@sococulture.org to help us plan for seating and food. Come 15-20 minutes early if you’d like to mingle, and our organizations are welcome to bring promotional items (brochures, posters, etc.) to share with one another. The meeting starts at 11:30 AM sharp!

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