South King County Cultural Coalition Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:49:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Karen Meador Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:15:35 +0000 Karen Meador is an award-winning writer and historian. Her work has appeared in numerous venues including Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History. She is an AKCHO Board Member and served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the King County Historic Preservation Program Strategic Plan. She received the 2015 AKCHO Long Term Project Award for the brochure, Military Road: A Lasting Legacy, the first comprehensive examination of the historic Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road.

• 32404 169th Avenue SE
• Auburn, Washington 98092

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Tech-Specific Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:16:15 +0000 4Culture
Deadline: 10/15/2015

4Culture announces “Tech-Specific”, a grant program to encourage the use of innovative technology in the making and presenting of works of art, and to foster new partnerships and collaborations between individuals and the public and private sectors.

For more details and application guidelines, click here.

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Service Ink Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:09:02 +0000 tattoo posterWhite River Valley Museum
Now through 11/15/2015

An inspirational exhibit of tattoo art and stories. This display offers a glimpse into the lives, sacrifices and victories of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen and their families. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street in Auburn’s Les Gove Park. It is open noon – 4 PM, Wednesday through Sunday, and 6-8 PM on the first Thursday of every month. Admission $2 for children and seniors, $5 for adults. First Thursday and third Sunday of every month is free.

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Fomenting a pro-tree movement in South King County Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:45:19 +0000 Be on the lookout for our Engaging Trees banner at events around South King County

Be on the lookout for our Engaging Trees banner at events around South King County

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture

As an umbrella organization for South King County cultural groups, SoCoCulture is pleased to have as members a number of institutions that are rooted in botany (pardon the pun). Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, Soos Creek Botanical Garden and PowellsWood, along with the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve and the Pacific Bonsai Museum, all have added a green perspective to our mission, and as they’ve shared their programming with us, we’ve increasingly come to recognize that trees are indeed a vital part of our culture.

That’s because:

  • Trees clean the air, conserve energy, combat climate change, and provide oxygen – did you know that in one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people?
  • Trees also conserve water, reduce water pollution, and help prevent soil erosion.
  • Trees provide food for humans and other living creatures (the robins and I were in a contest this year to see who could get the most cherries off the tree in my garden), and trees provide habitat for wildlife.
  • Trees cool neighborhoods with their shade, and they cool tempers, too – studies have shown that barren neighborhoods have more violent incidents than their greener counterparts.

We need to take all this to heart, because as the human population in South King County continues to grow at a robust rate, green space and trees are vulnerable to development. To that end, we’ve launched the “Engaging Trees” initiative here in South King County to encourage everyone who lives here to learn more about trees via the programming presented by SoCoCulture’s botanical members (check our calendar for upcoming events, or visit their websites directly). We want folks to understand the importance and value of trees in our landscape, and to advocate for a tree-friendly region!

Posted 6/28/2015

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Works by Joseph Steininger Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:24:34 +0000 AUBURN-SteiningerAuburn City Hall Gallery
6/30 – 7/30/2015

Joseph Steininger works with hand-cut, multi-layered stencils to create intricate spray-painted images.

The Auburn City Hall Gallery is located in the lobby of the main floor of Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main Street, Auburn. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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Call to artists Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:18:27 +0000 City of Auburn
Application deadline: 10/7/2015

The City of Auburn Arts Program is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2016. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc. For more information, click here.


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Auburn arts project granting Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:16:09 +0000 City of Auburn
Deadline: 10/19/2015

The primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn, to encourage the development and stability of local arts programs, as well as offer opportunities for local artists. Projects should take place between January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. For more information, click here.

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Sweet apple tart-making class for teens Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:18:58 +0000 Black Diamond Library
Date: 7/13/2015, 6 PM

Presented by Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft for middle school, junior high and high school ages. Make your own apple tart. You will learn to make tart (pie) dough and then create your own open-faced apple tart called a crostata. Learn about different apple varieties, as well as seasonal fruits, the best way to roll out tart dough, and all about baking your tarts. You will make your own tart in class and then take it to bake at home. Class is free but registration is required. Please register by calling 360-886-1105. The Black Diamond Library is located at 24707 Roberts Drive in Black Diamond.

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City of Auburn summer camps Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:04:23 +0000 Auburn Parks and Recreation

  • Theater camp – You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – 6/29 – 7/19/2015
  • Dancing Classrooms – Summer Dance Camp – 6/22-26/2015 and 7/20-24/2015
  • Enchanted Dance Camps: 7/6-10/2015 and 8/3-7/2015

To register, call 253-931-3043 or visit Auburn @Play online registration or

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Workshop on how to write active setting Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:59:25 +0000 Covington Library
Date: 7/11/2015, 11 AM

Learn the two most common pitfalls for writers crafting setting and how to avoid them. With USA Today bestselling author Mary Buckham discover ten down and dirty ways to take your setting from blah to vital. Never look at setting in the same way after this informative, jam-packed workshop for writers of all genres. Free workshop at the Covington Library, 27100 164th Avenue SE, Covington.

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