SoCoCulture Announcements

Call for Artists – Black Lives Matter

City of Burien Deadline extended: 3/12/2021 Project Goals: To invigorate and energize the Burien community and honor the Black Lives Matter movement by creating a visual art piece that can be permanent or temporarily installed for at least one year. Black, Indigenous,... Read more...

Kent Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet Art Wraps

City of Kent Arts Commission Submission deadline: 4/16/2021, 10 PM The City of Kent Arts Commission, in partnership with the Public Works Department, seeks artists to design artwork to cover traffic signal controller cabinets. The selected artists will create artwork... Read more...

Call for Immersive Installation Art

METHOD Gallery Application deadline: 4/11/2021, 5 PM METHOD is accepting submissions from individual artists in the Pacific Northwest for a solo exhibition scheduled during the 2022 exhibition calendar. Please note that METHOD Gallery solely exhibits installation art... Read more...

Call for Artists or Naturalists

TwispWorks Application deadline: 3/31/2021, 11:59 PM We are pleased to announce the Mary Kiesau Community Fellowship Fund. This fund supports the independent projects of artists, photographers, naturalists, and naturalist educators working to further their own... Read more...

Rockland Residency

Rockland Woods Application deadline: 3/20/2021, 11 PM Located in rural Bremerton, Washington, USA, in the Pacific Northwest, Rockland Woods will host its Fall Residency in a rural setting with a 20-acre forest and non-motorized lake. We are committed to providing... Read more...

Call to Artists – Think Outside the Walls

open i art space Rolling deadline: 2/14 – 12/21/2021 Artists can submit a wide variety of media – from contemporary painting to digital art, sculpture, photography or video. What do most artists have in common? A second job. Guidelines & conditions for... Read more...

Call to Artists – Submergence

Jack Straw Gallery Deadline: 4/1/2021, 11:59 PM For this multimedia exhibit, presented in conjunction with the Endangered Species Coalition, artists are invited to submit visual, written and audiovisual works of any medium to Submergence: Going Below the Surface with... Read more...

Mindfulness Workshop

King County Library System Date: 3/15/2021, 1:30 PM For ages 18 and older. Taught by Bobbi Kidder. The general principles of mindfulness are acceptance, purpose and doing what needs to be done. When we connect to our breath, we create a moment of pause, a chance to... Read more...

Paint Watercolor and Sip

King County Library System Date: 3/13/2021, 1 PM For ages 18 and older. Taught by Nani Trias. Join a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop with one of Silver Kite’s professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour talking and... Read more...

Intro to Improv

King County Library System Date: 3/12/2021, 10:30AM For ages 18 and older. Taught by Bobbi Kidder. During this online, interactive, improvisational theatre workshop, engage in a variety of fun drama activities, and learn how to create and share ideas at the drop of a... Read more...

Student Art Competition

White House Historical Association Submission deadline: 5/7/2021 The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States. More than just a home for the president, this celebrated building has been shaped by countless people including first families, enslaved... Read more...

Pandemic Relief Grants for Mid-sized Organizations

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 4/5/2021 Arts groups, arts organizations, and arts institutions contribute to the quality of life and to the welfare of the people of our state. ArtsWA seeks to support arts organizations across the state as they navigate... Read more...

Pandemic Relief Grants for Small Organizations

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 4/30/2021 ArtsWA is offering general operating support grants of $1500, $3000, or $5,000 to small non-profit and fiscally sponsored organizations (annual operating budgets of $50,000 or less). Open now through April 30, 2021... Read more...

Arts in Education Partnership Grant

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 4/1/2021 ArtsWA Arts In Education (AIE) is offering one-year grants of $8,000 to $15,000 to support arts education partnerships between schools and community organizations. The partnership focus should be to increase student... Read more...

4Culture Arts Program Director

4Culture Deadline: 3/29/2021, 5 PM 4Culture is recruiting for a collaborative, adaptive arts leader with a passion for serving the community through the arts and expanding arts access and racial equity to the people and communities who have historically faced barriers... Read more...

Reinhardt Hollstein Exhibit

Highline Heritage Museum Dates: 3/5/2021 – 4/30/2021 The Burien Arts Association is featuring the works of Reinhardt Hollstein on the Burien Arts Gallery Wall in the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. Reinhardt’s most recent works are what he... Read more...

Virtual American Rumba Workshop

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Friday, 3/5/2021, 6:30 PM and Thursday, 3/18/2021, 7:30 PM Learn to dance right in your living room! This FREE, live, virtual class is perfect for a date night or family activity at home. Grab your partner off the couch and get moving... Read more...

Explore Contemporary Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays, 3/13 – 4/10/2021, 9-10 AM For ages 10 and up. Explore Contemporary Dance in-studio over four Saturdays. Instructor Landon is a National Under 21 Latin Champion, represented the US in the 2012 World Youth Latin... Read more...

Explore Salsa-Merengue

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays, 3/13 – 4/10/2021, 10-11 AM For ages 10 and up. Explore Salsa/Merengue in-studio over four Saturdays. Instructor Monique works with all ages and all levels on Technique and Choreography. She is a Top Honors Fellow in... Read more...

Water Wizards 101

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 3/19/2021, 5:30-7:30 PM Join SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve in celebrating World Water Day by learning about the magic of water through easy, at-home experiments. This family-friendly class will take place virtually, via Zoom, where... Read more...

Call to Artists – Art of the Quarantine

Helen S. Smith Gallery Rolling deadline “Art of the Quarantine” is intended to function as a prompt for a community conversation at the Helen S. Smith Gallery at Green River College. In partnership with Art at the Cave the Gallery hopes to support artists,... Read more...

Art of the Quarantine

Helen S. Smith Gallery at Green River College Now through 5/1/2021 This online exhibition is happening in two parts. The first installment is viewable through March. It presents works gathered by the Cave Gallery in Vancouver, WA during the spring and summer of 2020.... Read more...

Call for Submissions – The Madrona Project

Empty Bowl Deadline: 8/1/2021 Inviting submissions for The Madrona Project Volume II Number 2, edited by Michael Daley. Projected publication date: November 1, 2021. The theme for this issue is taken from Empty Bowl’s Mission Statement: human communities in wild... Read more...

Arts Alive for Youth Scholarship Program

Allied Arts of Renton Application deadline: 3/31/2021 Allied Arts of Renton is now accepting applications for their Arts Alive for Youth Scholarship Program. Scholarships range from $250 – $500 and will be awarded later this spring. To be eligible, you must be a... Read more...

Renton’s 2021 Arts and Culture Grants

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Rolling deadline RMAC now accepting proposals for the 2021 Arts Grant Program. Funding is available for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton. We encourage innovative projects by artists &... Read more...

Bollywood Dance Workshop

King County Library System Dates: 3/10 and 3/24/2021, 10:30 AM For ages 12 and older. Taught by Sandy Mathews. In this online workshop,learn the dances that are a part of the largest movie making capital in the world-India. Join a fun class where we will dance to... Read more...

Dance Workshop

King County Library System Date: 3/8/2021, 1:30 PM For ages 12 and older. Taught by Susan Wickett-Ford. Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop. You can be seated as you move to the music if you like. During the COVID-19... Read more...

Paycheck Protection Program

Small Business Administration Application deadline: 3/10/2021 From February 24-March 10, SBA will establish a 14-day Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period exclusively for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. PPP... Read more...

Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program

Center for Washington Cultural Traditions Application deadline: 5/17/2021, 11:59 PM The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program. If you’re interested in... Read more...

Nature Portraits Workshop

King County Library System Date: 3/6/2021, 1:30 PM Ages 12 and older. Taught by Nani Trias. During this fun and interactive workshop, learn how to create portraits and other artwork by using objects from nature. Supplies: A small bag of nature objects including... Read more...

Writing Fiction Workshop

King County Library System Date: 3/5/2021, 10:30AM Ages 18 and older. Taught by Pearl Klein. Fictional characters live or spend their time in places that shape them, reflect and influence who they are, and support and move the plot along. Explore the role of setting... Read more...

Call for Art – Gala Online Art Show

Black Diamond Arts Alliance Application deadline: 4/1/2021 The Black Diamond Arts Alliance is happy to announce that a Virtual Members Only Art Exhibit will be held online from May 1 through June 30, 2021. BDAA members may submit to this show and any fine art artist... Read more...

Call for Artwork

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Deadline: 3/15/2021, 12 AM Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic will commission an artist/artist team to design artwork for the waiting area that will be translated into durable vinyl. The waiting area of the clinic is envisioned as a... Read more...

Call for Video Artworks

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Deadline: 3/15/2021, 12 AM Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic will commission 3 Artist/Artist teams to create 3-minute video artworks or animations about the inter-connectedness of community and health. This call should look at healing... Read more...

Ecology, Wellness and Connectivity

Regional Arts & Culture Council Submission deadline: 3/31/2021, 5 PM Artists from Oregon & Washington can add to the vitality of the City of Portland’s Public Art Collection by submitting portable scale two dimensional works for purchase by the Regional Arts... Read more...

Call for Submissions – Strong Women Gratitude

Highline Heritage Museum Submission deadline: 3/12/2021 Create art in honor of a woman (or women) who inspires you! As we approach March to celebrate Women’s History Month, think about a woman – either a friend, family, colleague, or public figure... Read more...

Into the Woods Show Camp

Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory Dates: 6/28 – 8/6/2021, Shows 8/6-15/2021 Young actors ages 14-20 are invited to participate in this outdoor summer camp to work on a production of Into the Woods. Plot: A Baker and his wife wish to have a child,... Read more...

Sleepy Hollow Show Camp

Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory Dates: 6/28 – 7/23/2021 Young actors ages 8-13 are invited to participate in this outdoor summer camp to work on a production of Sleepy Hollow. Plot: Schoolmaster Ichabod Crane seeks a well-to-do wife in Sleepy... Read more...

ArtsWA Deputy Director

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/14/2021 The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director. The Deputy Director serves as the agency’s chief budget and financial officer and... Read more...

2021 Arts Innovator Award

Artist Trust Deadline: 3/8/2021, 11:59 PM These unrestricted awards of $25,000 are given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries of their fields.... Read more...

Creative Writing Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts Application deadline: 3/10/2021 The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose(fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to... Read more...

Challenge America Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Application deadline: 4/22/2021 Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Challenge America features... Read more...

Administrative Office Assistant

Greater Kent Historical Society and Kent Museum Application deadline: 3/5/2021, 5 PM The Greater Kent Historical Society and Kent Museum has a part-time administrative position (20-30 hours per week) for a responsible, organized, independent, self-starter. The... Read more...

Solo String Festival ’21

The Key to Change Studio Application deadline: 3/15/2021 Open to all violin and viola students, grades 6-12, living and attending school in South King County. Prizes include college scholarships and a live performance on Classical KING FM. Apply by Monday, March 15,... Read more...

Black in the Valley

White River Valley Museum This virtual exhibit covers the early history of black people in the White River Valley, from 1830 to 1970. Visit www.wrvmuseum.org/exhibits-entry/2021/2/9/black-in-the-valley  to learn more. Read more...

PreserveWA Fellowships

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 3/5/2021 The Fellowship provides students and young professionals access to both formal training and personalized guidance through free conference registration and the opportunity to be paired with a... Read more...

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve has numerous volunteer opportunities. You can help remove noxious weeds and plant native species with SHADOW’s Land Management Specialist as a Volunteer Restoration Assistant or you can help take care of... Read more...

Seeking Sky Poems for the RapidRide H Line

4Culture and King County Metro Deadline: TBA Inspired by the Nigerian folk tale, Why We Have to Work, artists Elisheba Johnson and Kristen Ramirez are collecting sky poems to be incorporated in their public artwork for the RapidRide H Line in Burien. Here’s how... Read more...

James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poets

Poetry Northwest Deadline: 3/15/2021 Poetry Northwest’s James Welch Prize will be awarded for two outstanding poems, each written by an Indigenous U.S. poet. The prize is named for Blackfeet and Gros Ventre writer James Welch, whose early poems were featured in Poetry... Read more...

Café Racer Seeks Local Music

Café Racer Radio Café Racer is an online radio station playing all local music (genre fluid), all the time. To have your music considered for Café Racer Radio, send a note along with your high quality MP3 files or links to drives along with download codes to... Read more...

Call to Artists – Looking Forward

Kent Arts Commission Submission deadline: 3/31/2021 Having bid farewell to 2020, the Kent Arts Commission is kicking off 2021 with a new KentCreates.com exhibit. The changing of the year is a time to look forward with wishes, goals, and plans for ourselves, our... Read more...

We are History Keepers Workshops

Ethnic Heritage Council Spring 2021 The University of Washington Libraries and the Ethnic Heritage Council have partnered to create We Are History Keepers! – an ongoing series of workshops on archiving the cultural and historical records of ethnic communities and... Read more...

Spirit of Flight – Juried Photo Exhibit

Museum of Flight Entry deadline: 4/2/2021 The Museum of Flight invites entries for a special juried photography exhibition at the Museum opening to the public June 19, 2021 (closing date to be determined). The exhibition, comprised of 35 ranking photographs, will be... Read more...

City of Opportunity Scholarship

City of Tukwila Deadline 3/31/2021 Created in 2014 for high school students living in Tukwila, this scholarship program provides financial assistance and opportunity to deserving students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Applications are being... Read more...

2021 Speak Truth Video Contest

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights  Deadline: 3/14/2021 With support from the American Federation of Teachers, and based on Kerry Kennedy’s book Speak Truth To Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, this middle and high school filmmaking... Read more...

Speak Up, Sing Out Music Contest

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights  Deadline: 4/11/2021 In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation invites students to produce original songs that take a stand against human rights abuses. Using their own voices and perspectives,... Read more...

Passages – Poetic Journeys – Poetry Contest

Unknown Poets Society Submission deadline: 4/1/2021, 12 PM Enter the Unknown Poets Society’s first-ever poetry contest! You may submit up to 3 poems; $5 per poem. All residents of King County and beyond are eligible after joining the free Unknown Poets... Read more...

DanceAble – Special Needs Dance Class

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Dates: Every Thursday at 6:50 PM, 1/7 – 3/11/2021 DanceAble is a specialized program at Allegro Performing Arts Academy for any student with special learning differences. Including, but not limited to, students with down syndrome,... Read more...

World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Submission deadline: 3/20/2021 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015 to address global issues by 2030. Their primary purpose is to improve the living standards of everyone and every country... Read more...

Call for Gift Shop Merchandise

Foss Waterway Seaport  Deadline: 7/1/2021 The Foss Waterway Seaport is a maritime museum in Tacoma. It seeks products created by local artists and craftspeople to add to the museum’s store. These proposals should be for pieces that you make that can be modified... Read more...

Building for Equity Learning Circles

4Culture This new webinar series from 4Culture is open to anyone working in the King County cultural sector. Acquiring or developing a cultural facility often includes working with consultants to achieve your goals. A consultant provides a needed expertise and a... Read more...

Cultural Performers for Expo 2020 Dubai

Global U.S. Ties Application deadline: 3/15/2021 at latest (see below) Global Ties U.S. is seeking Cultural Performers to perform at the U.S. Pavilion. Cultural Performers – including representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken... Read more...

RACIAL EQUITY MATTERS Resource List

This list is provided in conjunction with SoCoCulture’s September 16, 2020 membership meeting on Racial Equity Matters. Browse through and follow up on the programs, activities and readings that are of most interest to you. SoCo members can use these materials... Read more...

Internships at Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet Ongoing Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) is currently recruiting talented and hard-working individuals to join its team! If you are someone who is looking for experience in the non-profit world and would like to gain valuable insight, please reach out... Read more...

Give Me Culture Grants

Kent Arts Commission Rolling deadline The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the public in Kent. Awards are... Read more...

Support for art projects in Renton

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Rolling deadline Funding for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton, Washington. We encourage innovative projects by artists and communities that fill in cultural gaps and inspire new forms of... Read more...

Brand new resource for artists

SoCoCulture  SoCoCulture is developing a new mailing list expressly for artists, actors, musicians and others who are interested in receiving a listing of South King County-based creative opportunities on a regular basis. We hope to expand our reach to artists... Read more...

Monthly Work Parties at Saltwater

Friends of Saltwater State Park First Saturday of each month (exception for July – when the work party will be July 11) Friends of Saltwater State Park sponsors a monthly work party to remove invasive plants – 10 to noon on the first Saturday of each... Read more...

Docents and maintenance volunteers needed

Greater Kent Historical Society Anyone interested in offering a few hours a month would be welcomed! There are a number of opportunities depending on your interest. Docents will be trained to help at the Museum during open hours Building maintenance Cleaning Garden... Read more...

Opportunity Grants

Humanities Washington Rolling deadline Opportunity Grants are available to small or rural organizations for public humanities presentations, and do not require a funding match. Organizations may request up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis... Read more...

Volunteer with Renton History Museum

Renton History Museum Looking for a great volunteer opportunity in 2020? The Renton History Museum has positions for Saturday greeters, tour leaders, and Board of Trustees members, all in a fun learning environment with people passionate about history and community!... Read more...

Docents needed – Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum Year-round Want to help share the art of bonsai with tens of thousands of visitors from around the world? Become a docent at Pacific Bonsai Museum! We’re looking for docents who love working with the public and enjoy learning about the art of... Read more...

Touring arts roster and presenter incentive program

4Culture Ongoing 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster (TAR) is a juried directory of some of King County’s most talented performing artists. It’s ideal for your performing artists search, for any event, size, or budget. The roster is here to support equity... Read more...

Call for loaned art exhibits

Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery Introducing Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery, a place for local artists to show case their artwork! Artists working in 2 dimensional art or Custodians of such artwork are invited to apply for the Lake Wilderness Lodge Art Gallery... Read more...

Call for artists – Carco Theatre lobby

Carco Theatre The Carco Theatre invites professional or amateur artists working in a variety of media to apply for consideration for the Carco Theatre Lobby art display.  The rotational gallery will feature local artists and provide an opportunity for artists to share... Read more...

UW Museology paid internships

University of Washington Museology Graduate Program Ongoing The University of Washington’s Museology Graduate Program seeks community partners for its Paid Internship Pilot. The UW Museology Paid Internship Pilot aims to create critical learning opportunities for... Read more...

Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

by Dianna Marshall Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. Street View was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States and has since expanded... Read more...

Creative Districts certification applications

Washington State Arts Commission Ongoing The Creative Districts program is now accepting applications from communities in Washington State who are interested in achieving Certified Creative District designation. Applicants must meet all requirements for certification;... Read more...

Spaceworks

Spaceworks Deadline: Ongoing Spaceworks Tacoma is an initiative to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space available to artists, fledgling creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who... Read more...

Residency for cultural capital producers

Washington State University Deadline: Ongoing In collaboration with Washington State University, artist and educator Peter Christenson has initiated a cultural capital scholar residency in Richland, WA and is currently seeking proposals from creatives with diverse... Read more...

T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants

4Culture Ongoing If you have an idea for a workshop, lecture, skill-building session, or program that will bring needed information, skills, inspiration, practices, or approaches into the King County heritage field, T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants can help you develop, promote,... Read more...

Art on Poverty Bay

Des Moines Outdoor sculpture gallery. Locations at Redondo Beach and Marina District. Map at www.desmoinesartscommission.com. Read more...

Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery Program, now in its eighth year, exhibits sculptures on loan from talented regional artists and displays them for all to experience. The sculptures become an integral part of the downtown... Read more...

The Story of RSBG

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Permanent exhibit Five new interpretive panels have been installed at the RSBG, giving a quick illustrated introduction to the mission of the Garden. They tell the exciting story of the purpose and adventure of the plant... Read more...

Renton History Museum seeks volunteers

Renton History Museum The Renton History Museum seeks committed volunteers who are enthusiastic about Renton’s history, to help with Saturday greeting, leading tours, assisting with programs, and working on our oral history team. Please contact kowens@rentonwa.gov to... Read more...

Remembrance trees

by Stephen Lamphear Des Moines Memorial Way was established after World War I as a living memorial to those who gave their lives in it. A privately funded effort transformed a 10-mile section into an American Elm-tree-lined road, from the Seattle City limits to the... Read more...

Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

by Chris Green From August 29 to September 17, 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County. Public school teachers in Washington state had only been granted the right to organize unions... Read more...

The value of trees

by Amanda Leon Amanda Leon is the City of Normandy Park’s Community Development and Parks Director, and a certified arborist. This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in the May 2015 edition of Normandy Park City Scene. In 2006, the U.S.... Read more...

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world, the Garden displays over 700 of the more than 1,000 known species. The RSBG is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of... Read more...

Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

by Zachary E. Van Tassel, Greater Kent Historical Society On Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, the Mill Creek Neighborhood will host a unique ribbon-cutting event on the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue North in Kent. Late last year, the neighborhood was... Read more...

Fomenting a pro-tree movement in 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... Read more...

Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum The Pacific Bonsai Museum offers an outdoor heated tent space that can accommodate 49 seated guests and the museum courtyard can accommodate up to 100 guests for meetings, small weddings and special events. Email rental@pacificbonsaimuseum.org or... Read more...

Good neighbors build great gates

by James Daly and Greg Bartol If you are one who recognizes great organizations when you see them, then you know that two of them are near each other on Lea Hill in Auburn. Naturally, when Soos Creek Botanical Garden (SCBG) needed a gate to span their large entry,... Read more...

Volunteer in Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Soos Creek Botanical Garden welcomes volunteers and considers them an essential resource that we could not do without. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the gardens and to meet new and interesting people. Whether you are... Read more...

The Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial Project

In October of 1864, a group of workers was working its way steadily north along Military Road, installing the poles and telegraph wires that would connect Seattle at last to the rest of the world.  Back then, they called it “tied by lightning!” — and... Read more...

Dance classes at Allegro

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Allegro Performing Arts Academy offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, drama, tumbling, creative movement (Tiny tots), hip hop and occasional master classes from out-of-town choreographers.  Classes are for all... Read more...

Duwamish pioneer served in Civil War militia

by Pat Brodin, Tukwila Historical Society Although the Civil War was under way on the eastern side of the nation which seemed far away from the Pacific Northwest, the conflict had coursed its way through the Washington Territory. Vast numbers of military personnel... Read more...

Neely Mansion welcomes volunteer help

Neely Mansion Association Flexible hours The Neely Mansion Association welcomes and relies on volunteer help in restoring and maintaining this valuable landmarked property as a heritage to our community. Specifically needed are volunteers to lead, coordinate, and... Read more...

Open 4Culture

4Culture Deadline: six weeks before public event 4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture’s funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are... Read more...

Maple Valley Historical Museums

Maple Valley Historical Society First Saturday of every month The Maple Valley Historical Society operates three museums: the top floor of the Old Grade School at 23015 SE 216th Way; and the Fire Engine Museum and Gibbon/Mezzavilla Store Museum at 22012 SE 248th... Read more...

Free legal services to non-profit organizations

Wayfind Wayfind is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free business legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.Here are some examples of the legal work they can help you with: · Contracts – Review, draft, and... Read more...

The Civil War in Washington Territory

We’re very excited to announce the first program coming out of the Military Road/Civil War Sesquicentennial Project, a joint undertaking of four local historical societies. On Saturday, October 27, at 11:30 AM, the Historical Society of Federal Way is proud to... Read more...

Military Road – at the crossroads of history

Four local historical societies are collaborating on a project to draw attention to the remarkable history of a road that is often traveled by many of us who live in South King County.  Did you know that Military Road is one of the very oldest roads in the State of... Read more...

Trace Des Moines history via heritage trail

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture administrator Historical photographs provided courtesy of Des Moines Historical Society  The Des Moines Beach Park Heritage Trail is a stroll back through time. The Des Moines Historical Society, with support from 4Culture, has... Read more...

Dance classes at Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet Year-round Evergreen City Ballet is one of the Northwest’s premiere dance institutions, and offers a wide range of classes year round to all ages and skill levels: Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Angelina Ballerina, Level 1 through... Read more...

Kent’s Give Me Culture grants

Kent Arts Commission Year-round This funding program will be directed to projects that serve the general public in Kent. Give Me Culture Grants are small, flexible grants available to individuals, organizations, and community groups. The Give Me Culture program is... Read more...

Plateau Area Writers Association

Plateau Area Writers Association Speakers’ series, workshops, critique groups, and Enumclaw Plateau History Project. Find more information at https://www.plateauareawriterassociation.org/ Read more...

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Moshier Community Art Center The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th Street, is one of Puget Sound’s hidden gems. Located in Burien, the art center provides a fully equipped ceramics studio for students from beginner to advanced skill levels. Each session... Read more...