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 – Snowberries in the snow at SHADOW Lake Nature preserve – photo courtesy SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
  • Dance – Pacific Ballroom Dance presents its winter dance concert, Coming Home, on December 5 and 6 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center – photo courtesy of Pacific Ballroom Dance
  • Heritage – Keith Watson at the Black Diamond Museum – photo credit Barbara McMichael
  • Literary – Lisa Taylor presents the Do Butterflies Dream Show at the Federal Way Library on December 9 – photo courtesy KCLS Biblio Commons
  • Music – Trio Guadalevin performs at Fairwood Library on December 29 – photo courtesy Trio Guadalevin Facebook page
  • Organization – Kent Downtown Partnership executive director Gaila Gutierrez showcases businesses in downtown Kent – photo courtesy Kent Downtown Partnership
  • Theatre – Aunt Dottie and friends will be performing in her legendary Christmas Cabaret on December 22 at Renton Civic Theatre – photo courtesy Aunt Dottie’s Facebook page
  • Visual Arts – Detail from Our Lady of the Detention Centers – artwork by Jake Prendez now on display at Centennial Center Gallery in Kent – check our Exhibits page for more information


On About SoCo page

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