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, genealogicalbotanical and visual arts organizations. Government and education agencies are also eligible.

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

SoCoCulture Members

Our cultural association consists of dance, heritage, literary, music, theatre, municipal, botanical, educational and visual arts organizations located in AuburnBlack 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.

Photo credits

On Home page

  • Arts Commissions – Des Moines Arts Commissioner Sheri Verburg welcomes folks coming to the Des Moines Beach Park concert series with her usual flair – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Botanical – Rose garden at Highline Botanical Garden – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Dance – photo courtesy Pacific Ballroom Dance
  • Heritage – Ila Hemm is a Renton History Museum volunteer – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Literary – José Garcia, librarian at Des Moines/Kent/Woodmont Libraries, participating in a 4Culture Community Cultural Conversation – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Music – Federal Way high school students perform in a drum line at the inaugural Flavor of Federal Way event – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Organizations – SoCoCulture participated in many festivals over the summer, including this Back-to-School Fair inSeaTac – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Theatre – Centerstage Theatre’s booth at Flavor of Federal Way had a photo opportunity with Centerstage actors – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Visual Arts – Artist Linda McClamrock, who grew up in SeaTac, will take part in a panel discussion hosted by the Des Moines Historical Society on September 19 – this is the first event in the Engaging Trees Speaker Series – photo credit Barbara McMichael


On About SoCo page

Federal Way Kids Day 2018 – SoCoCulture was there! – photo credit Barbara McMichael