SoCoCulture Organizations


4Culture advances community through arts, heritage, preservation and public art. A public agency chartered by King County government in 2003, 4Culture is committed to advancing the highest quality of life and sense of community through investing in cultural citizens and assets. With four program areas: Arts, Heritage, Preservation and Public Art, 4Culture advocates for culture; provides annual funding for artists, heritage specialists, and cultural organizations; manages public and private art projects; catalyzes and convenes the cultural community around specific issues and initiatives; and provides technical assistance to all areas of the county. Charlie Rathbun, Arts Program and Eric Taylor, Heritage Program 206.296.8675 or

Allied Arts of Renton

The purpose of Allied Arts of Renton, Inc. is to cultivate a community that values all forms of art in order to enrich lives, make arts accessible to all, celebrate the diversity of art and encourage maximum participation in the arts.  Among the activities we sponsor: Chalk Arts Festival at Renton River Days and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra concert in the fall at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, which features local student musicians. Jaris English, President or Char Baker PO Box 151; Renton WA 98057 425.306.2519 or 425.255.5145 or

Burien Arts/Burien Arts Association

Burien Arts provides local, public access to the visual and performing arts for citizens of southwest King County.  Many of the programs are free and appeal to all ages including the July and August Shakespeare in the Park performances, the annual Burien Strawberry Festival activities in June, a juried art show, and a visual arts event:  Vision 20/20 in November.  The annual Classic Jazz Festival in March at the Landmark Event Center, Des Moines,  is one of the few programs for which a modest fee is charged. John Unbehend, President PO Box 66574; Burien WA 98166 206.244.7808

Burien Culture Hub

Burien Culture Hub is a collaborative project and media property, sponsored in part by the City of Burien, by the local arts and culture organizations, and by the business community in Burien. Our intention is to act as a central location for resources, activities, and information relevant to arts and culture: for artists, organizations, patrons, and supporters within the greater Burien area. If you have any ideas, suggestions or relevant news or information, please contact us. Virginia Wright, owner PO Box 48124; Burien WA 98148 206.779.4868

Chalet Arts Showcase Theater

The mission of CAST is to provide a center for the performing arts that enhances celebrates and promotes the cultural and educational experience of the performing arts. Bonnie Stuart Azzelino, Secretary 21512 128th Street E; Bonney Lake, WA  98391 253-862-9303...

EntrePre Arts Consulting

EntrePreArts Consulting, LLC is a private company that specializes in improving nonprofit infrastructure and resource development, and provides services in enterprise management and program development to Pacific Northwest arts organizations. If your arts organization is experiencing challenges to accomplishing your mission, EntrePre Arts has the expertise, passion and creativity to propel you towards satisfying success. We come to clients within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines/Seattle. Nancy Gosen, Principal 206.316.8994; toll-free 800.349.0647

Highline Public Schools

The Visual and Performing Arts are a vital part of the core education experience in the Highline School District, which serves approximately 18,000 students Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park, and White Center.  The district has 39 schools, employs over 2,000 staff members, and offers a wide variety of educational opportunities from early childhood to college preparation. Stefan Nelson, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW; Burien WA 98166 206.631.3187

Kent School District No. 415

The Kent School District services students from Kent, Covington, Black Diamond, and Renton. With 40 schools there are various concerts, theatrical productions and presentations throughout the year. Cynthia Huber, Curriculum Coordinator 12033 SE 256th Street; Kent WA 98030 253.373.7090

King County Library System

The King County Library System has over 17 community libraries throughout South King County, offering a variety of story times, writers’ groups, computer classes, book clubs, multicultural programs and citizenship preparation classes.  For more information about specific libraries and their programs, please visit Turn to us. The choices will surprise you....

Spectrum Creative Alliance

Spectrum Creative Alliance is a non-profit organization helping creative people attain sustainable careers in art. Our members are active in all types of creative endeavors. We support our members by hosting openings, art shows, and providing resources and opportunities to bring art to the public.Spectrum Creative Alliance Samantha Rheinford, Chair 1408 Porter Street; Enumclaw, Washington 98022

The Federal Way Coalition of Performing Arts

We have seven performing groups; FWCPA’s mission is promoting the performing arts and working with the city toward a 700 seat performing arts, culture and conference center in Federal Way. Joann Piquette 302 S 295th Place; Federal Way WA 98003 253.839.4389