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 – Some of the artwork on display at the Federal Way Arts Commission’s Arts Alive 2019 exhibit at Federal Way City Hall  – photo courtesy Federal Way Arts Commission
  • Botanical – Planting trees at Saltwater State Park – photo courtesy Friends of Saltwater State Park
  • Dance – Pacific Ballroom Dance exec director Heather Longhurst and development and communications director Anne Eugenio show off the new dance floor that has been installed in the expansion of the PBD Studio – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Heritage – Celebrating Tet at the Highline Heritage Museum – photo courtesy Highline Heritage Museum
  • Literary – Lisa Taylor presents the Do Butterflies Dream Show at the Federal Way Library on December 9 – photo courtesy KCLS Biblio Commons
  • Music – Young musician in the Key to Change Studio, a new SoCoCulture member – photo courtesy Key to Change Studio YouTube
  • Organization – Meaningful Movies presents screenings of socially relevant films – in January, the film is Don’t Tell Anyone – No Le Digas a Nadie – image taken from that movie
  • Theatre – Pratik Shah and Sonia Alexis rehearsing a scene for Centerstage Theatre’s world premiere of Let There Be Love in February – photo courtesy of Centerstage Theatre
  • Visual Arts – Empty Bowls happens at Moshier Community Art Center in Burien on January 31 – photo courtesy Burien Parks and Recreation


On About SoCo page

SoCoCulture members at our November 2019 meeting at Highline Heritage Museum – photo credit Barbara McMichael