South King County Cultural Coalition Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:02:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Six word story and memoir workshop for teens Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:02:16 +0000

Burien Library
Date: 8/26/2o14, 4-5 PM

Middle and high school students are invited to come in and compose six word stories and/or memoirs. The Burien Library is located at 400 SW 152nd Street in Burien.  Free.

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Auburn Valley Creative Arts Gallery Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:57:03 +0000

Auburn Valley Creative Arts

AVCA-treeringsView works by AVCA members Zach Tanner, Conni Reinecke, Mary Ellen Bowers, Marie Lyndemere, Amanda J. DeSilver and more in AVCA‘s new gallery space at 222 E Main Street (Suite F in The Arcade building), Auburn.

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Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development – all expenses paid program – Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:05:15 +0000

Deadline: 7/31/2014

The Western State Arts Federation is a regional nonprofit arts service organization whose mission is to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the western United States. In its work, WESTAF strives to reflect the values, insights, spirit and knowledge of communities of color, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized ethnic communities in the West and ensure its programs and initiatives incorporate the diverse perspectives of the region. WESTAF is currently seeking participants for this all-­expenses­-paid, fourth annual convening to be held October 1­-3, 2014 in Denver.

In 2010, WESTAF established its Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program, which promotes multicultural leadership in the arts by:

  • Building a cohort of cultural leaders of color in the western United States who are committed to the advancement of the arts.
  • Engaging diverse emerging leaders in coursework and activities designed to strengthen competencies and prepare participants for leadership positions in the field.
  • Providing opportunities for promising arts professionals to establish networks that support their careers and the cultural interests of the communities they represent and serve.
  • Deepening participants’ understanding of the arts in the United States and how public support sustains the vibrancy of the sector.

Candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Professionals who are generally under the age of 35.
  • 10 years or less of experience working in the arts.
  • Current resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming.
  • Self identify as people of color.
  • Arts administrator or significantly arts ­interested community person such as a volunteer, public official and/or artist with a strong interest in issues of arts policy and administration. (Not designed to serve individual artists.)
  • Individuals who may not have previously had an opportunity to participate in high quality professional development sessions.
  • Have not traversed from one fellowship to the next.
  • Individuals of significant promise.

WESTAF will select 14 total participants: one participant from each state in the western region, except California, where two participants will be selected due to population.

Apply online here.  Application and endorsement deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014.  Notification date: August 2014. For more information, contact Chrissy Deal.

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Call to artists – Vision 20-20 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:02:59 +0000

Burien Arts Association
Application deadline: 8/6/2014

The Vision 20/20 Show and Sale is being held this year on November 22 at the Burien Community Center.  This is the seventh year the Burien Arts Association has brought great art to the residents of Burien and the surrounding area.  With a unique format (the ‘Frenzy Buying Experience’) the show/sale has proven to be a successful venue for exposing both emerging and established artists to a new, wider audience. Twenty artists are chosen and asked to produce 20 pieces of art on 8″x8″ square panels, which are supplied. All pieces are sold for $40 with half going to the artist. Artists may also participate in the silent auction that takes place that evening.

Artists who are interested in being considered should contact John Unbehend at for details and a timeline.


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At the Ridge Theatre summer musical camps Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:31:42 +0000

At the Ridge Theatre and the Kent School District

Summer musical theatre camps are being offered to kids grades pre-K-2 and grades 3-6 this summer at Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th Street, Kent.  Cost is $125 per student. Artistic Director Jennifer Grajewski oversees this program.

Students in grades Pre-K-2 will meet on August 4-8, from 9 AM-noon, to participate in a production of Sesame Street.

Students in grades 3-6 will meet on July 29 – August 1, from 9 AM – noon, to participate in a production of Honk! Jr.

For more information and registration forms, go to

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At the Ridge Theatre Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:54 +0000


At the Ridge Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit community theatre dedicated to providing quality musical theatre experiences for our community.  Our purpose is to provide arts education experience to interested members of our community. Training in acting, music, dance and theater tech are emphasized. We also strive to provide the community with the opportunity to attend quality productions and support students continuing their education beyond high school. All profits from our productions are awarded to the actors in the form of college scholarships.  Our performers include actors from all over the region, and are ages 17-55.  ART is in its 14th year of operation and is proud to be supported by grants from the Kent Arts Commission & 4Culture.


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Railroad paintings of Jack Christensen Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:04:44 +0000

White River Valley Museum
Now through 8/17/2014

trainJack Christensen is an Auburn native and veteran of the Northern Pacific, Burlington Northern, and finally the Burlington Northern Santa Fe  Railroad where he served as fireman and engineer for over 57 years. These are his paintings of historic scenes along the rail.  The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn’s Les Gove Park.

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Graphic designer for Military Road telegraph project Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:18:05 +0000

Application deadline: 7/25/2014

SoCoCulture seeks a graphic designer to create a design concept and layout for marketing collateral (poster and postcards) to be used in conjunction with the 2014 Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial Project. Learn more about the history of Military Road and the upcoming Military Road Site-Specific Telegraph Project at  Please contact to indicate your interest. Put “Military Road graphic designer” in the subject line of your e-mail, and in 200 words or less describe why you would like to design this project and why you would be a good candidate for the task. Attach 1-3 samples that demonstrate your work on similar projects. Payment: $150.

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Coming up – the Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial Project Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:10:52 +0000

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In October of 1864, a group of workers was working its way steadily north along Military Road, installing the poles and telegraph wires that would connect Seattle at last to the rest of the world.  Back then, they called it “tied by lightning!” — and everyone was thrilled with the prospect of being able to stay in closer touch with relatives or business associates back East.

In October 2014, we’ll be celebrating the sesquicentennial (that’s a fancy way of saying 150 years) of the arrival of the telegraph with a series of events along Military Road in South King County. Kevin Saville, president of the Seattle-Tacoma chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club, will be installing hands-on telegraph demonstration stations in Federal Way, Kent, SeaTac and Tukwila that will be hosted by the local historical societies.  Here are the dates:

In Federal Way
October 6-13 at the Historical Society of Federal Way, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way, with additional displays from the era.

In Kent
October 1-4 and 8-11 at the Greater Kent Historical Society, 855 E Smith Street, Kent, with additional displays from the era.

In SeaTac
October 2-3 at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac
In conjunction with this demo, the Highline Historical Society is hosting a special telegraph exhibit at SeaTac City Hall through the month of October.

In Tukwila
October 5 at Church by the Side of the Road, 3455 S 148th Street, Tukwila. Hosted by the Tukwila Historical Society.

Please plan to stop by any one of these free, hands-on demonstrations. Recommended for school classes and youth groups (with appropriate number of adult chaperones), as well as for adults.  This series of site-specific telegraph demonstrations was made possible with the support of 4Culture.  For more information about this project, contact

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Adapt it! Stage it! story contest Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:16:56 +0000

Book-It Repertory Theatre
Deadline: 7/25/2014

In schools all around Washington, Book-It currently uses the story “Humpty Dumpty” in its Adapt It! Stage It! workshops.  They want to replace that text with something new… and invite you to write and submit a short script. It must:

  • be 50 words, or less
  • have a beginning, middle, and end
  • have three or more characters (human, non-human, or inanimate)
  • be appropriate for grades 3 – 6
  • be appropriate for a school setting
  • be written in third person, may include dialogue

Possible themes include empathy, transformation, perseverance, standing up for what’s right, overcoming obstacles, adventure, curiosity, and self confidence.

The winner will be credited every time the story is used in an Adapt It! Stage It! workshop, which reaches approximately 70 classrooms and will be adapted by approximately 2000 students throughout Washington State every school year. And the winner will be invited as a special guest at Book-It’s annual education breakfast, Bringing Books to Life.

More information here.  E-mail your original story to Natasha Ransom, Book-It Education Associate, at

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