About South King County Cultural Coalition - SoCoCulture
Founded in 2004
In March 2004, King County Council Member 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 culture in the vibrant communities south of Seattle. SoCo provides advocacy, collaborative marketing, networking opportunities and professional development 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 theatre, music, dance, literary, heritage, genealogical, botanical and visual arts organizations. Government and education agencies are also eligible.
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 email@example.com
Our cultural association consists of dance, heritage, literary, music, theatre, municipal, botanical, educational and visual arts organizations located in Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila, Washington. Click here to read about each member. You can join the coalition online or by mail.
On Home page
- Arts Commissions – Pete Daigle is a member of SeaTac’s Arts, Culture and Library Commission – he’s pictured here at SeaTac’s inaugural Link the World event at Angle Lake Light Rail Station – photo credit Barbara McMichael
- Botanical – Did you know that the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden has the world’s largest public Victorian Stumpery? – photo credit Barbara McMichael
- Dance – Adult Social Dance class begins at Pacific Ballroom Dance this month – photo courtesy Pacific Ballroom Dance
- Heritage – Detail from a painting by the late Kent artist, Danny Pierce, whose works will be shown at the Kent History Museum this month
- Literary – Poets on the Farm event happens at Mary Olson Farm on August 24 – photo credit Poets Northwest
- Music – Cellist Ashraf Hakim will be performing at the Wilderness Valley Pocket Park on August 15 – photo credit YouTube post by Rich Littke
- Organization – SoCoCulture is appearing at festivals throughout South King County over the course of the summer – at the Juneteenth celebration in Kent, we asked folks to share African American history that you won’t find in conventional history textbooks
- Theatre – Henry IV performance sponsored by Burien Arts Association – photo credit Greenstage
- Visual Arts – Photograph of tiger by Des Moines artist Tracey LeMoine, whose work is on display this month at Burien Arts Association’s pop-up gallery at the Burien Community Center
On About SoCo page
A quartet of SoCo members pose for a pic after our most recent SoCoCulture meeting: Justin Henderson/PowellsWood, Amanda de León/Normandy Park Parks Department, Nadine Byers/Friends of Saltwater State Park, Christy Caravaglio/Kent Arts Commission