SoCoCulture Announcements

Live Performance Space at Angle Lake Light Rail Station

Sound Transit Art Program  Watch this space for upcoming deadlines For the past several years, the Sound Transit Art Program (STart), Tacoma-based producer Darryl Crews, and STart artist in residence Sarah Kavage have been developing a music and audio program focused... Read more...

Concourse D Art – Solicitation for Submissions

Port of Seattle Submission Deadline: 12/9/2022, 2 PM The Port of Seattle (the “Port”) herewith solicits Submissions for RESTROOM RENOVATION – CONCOURSE D ART (hereinafter referred to as the “Goods”) as specified herein. The Port is seeking visual and multi-... Read more...

Stone Images XII

Pacific Bonsai Museum Now through 1/8/2023 This not-to-be-missed exhibition features more than 30 natural stones collected by the Puget Sound Bonsai Association Northwest Viewing Stone Club (affectionaly known as “The Stoners”).The stones are chosen for... Read more...

Sculpt Your Own Gnome

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Date: 12/13/2022, 5:30-8 PM Make your winter cozy with a hand sculpted polymer clay gnome clad with a bushy alpaca fiber beard. A perfect gift for grandparents or to keep for yourself. All materials are provided. Class will be held in... Read more...

Block Print Holiday Cards

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Date: 11/30/2022, 6-8:30 PM In this family-friendly class you will learn how to transfer an image to a linoleum block, carve the block, and print your own handmade holiday cards! Get into the festive spirit and maybe start a new... Read more...

Festival of Trees – Dreamscapes

White River Valley Museum Dates: 11/16 – 12/30/2022 Catch the spirit of the season with “The Festival of Trees: Dreamscapes” at the White River Valley Museum. The exhibit of dreamy trees decorated by arts and culture professionals. For Museum... Read more...

Gingerbread Contest

City of Auburn Application deadline: 11/21/2022 Gingerbread structures will be on display at the Auburn Community & Events Center from December 1-17. If your’d like to apply, fill your your form by November 21, and your display must be dropped off at the... Read more...

Community Accelerator Grant Webinar

ArtsFund Date: 12/9/2022, 11 AM – Noon Calling all Washington arts and cultural organizations – register for @ArtsFundSeattle’s information session webinar to learn more about applying for the Community Accelerator Grant, and share with your... Read more...

Gallery 4Culture

4Culture Deadline: 12/15/2022, 4 PM Gallery 4Culture showcases contemporary art, presenting the work of outstanding independent artists living in King County. Our 1,000-square-foot exhibition space is located on the street level of the 4Culture administrative offices... Read more...

Decoupage Art for Teens and Tweens

King County Library System Date: 12/10/2022, 3-4 PM Decompress and be creative in this Teen & Tween Art Meetup! Presented by artist and meditation guide Srimanju Katragadda. This is a space to re-center, hang out with fellow students and learn new art techniques.... Read more...

Solstice Sip & Make

White River Valley Museum Date: 12/8/2022, 6-9 PM Grab a friend, grab a drink, and settle in for a cozy evening of holiday crafting with wine provided courtesy of Isenhower cellars. Instructors will be on hand to teach the art of making Scandinavian woven reindeer... Read more...

Online Poetry Workshop

King County Library System Date: 11/14/2022, 1:30 PM This online webinar for adults will be facilitated by Pearl Klein. Engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments. SilverKite Community Arts offers... Read more...

Mindfulness and Gratitude Workshop

Kent Library Date: 11/15/2022, 6 PM Facilitated by Meredith Berlin, this workshop for adults invites you to explore mindfulness and gratitude by finding awareness through journaling, affirmations, tuning into the senses, exploring exercises and sharing stories. the... Read more...

Cricut Basics Workshop

Federal Way Library Date: 11/19/2022, 11 AM For tweens, teens and adults. Find out how to cut, draw and more with the Cricut crafting machines. Learn the difference between various Cricut models, including the Joy, Maker and Maker 3, and how to start your first... Read more...

Audio 101 for Adults

King County Library System Date: 11/17/2022, 6 PM So you’ve made something cool—great! How do we share it with the world? From mixing to mastering, exporting to file types, discuss all the bases when it comes to getting your project out there. This online workshop is... Read more...

Paint and Sip with Watercolors

King County Library System Date: 11/19/2022, 10:30 AM This online workshop is for adults. Join a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop with Teaching Artist Julia Mundell. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour talking and making art! SilverKite Community... Read more...

Call for Entries – Collector’s Cabinet Exhibit

Tacoma Community College Deadline: 11/25/2022, 5 PM This exhibit, The Collector’s Cabinet, is an opportunity to examine the acquisition of objects and types of objects that were collected from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Artists can submit images... Read more...

Seeking Next Washington State Poet Laureate

Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 12/2/2022 The next poet laureate will serve the state from 2023-2025, connecting Washingtonians to the power of poetry. The Washington State Poet Laureate builds awareness and appreciation of... Read more...

All Ages African Drumming

Tukwila Community Center Dates: 11/12 – 12/17/2022, 10:30 AM  Learn to play traditional rhythms of West Africa from Sekou Fofana, a dynamic percussionist and vocalist from Guinea, West Africa.  Sekou is an incredibly patient teacher, passionate about his craft... Read more...

Planting Season in Tukwila Parks

Tukwila Parks Department Planting Events at Riverton Park, 13263 Macadam Road S, Tukwila Dates: 11/16/2022 and 12/14/2022 Green Tukwila Day at Duwamish Hill Preserve, 3800 S 115th Street, Tukwila Planting and Live Music by the Bus Kings Date: 11/19/2022, 10 AM –... Read more...

Works by Maura Freeman

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 1/4/2023 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Maura Freeman at the Community Center Gallery, on view November 2, 2022 – January 4, 2023 Maura Freeman is a self-taught,... Read more...

Works by Lewis LaBrashé

Auburn City Hall Gallery Now through 1/4/2023 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Lewis J. LaBrashé at the City Hall Gallery, on view November 2, 2022 – January 4, 2023. Lewis LaBrashé describes himself as an... Read more...

Annual Senior Center Student Exhibition

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Now through 1/5/2023 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of the Auburn Senior Center student artists at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, located at 808 9th Street SE in Auburn. With works ranging from... Read more...

Hiring Cultural Programs and Event Coordinator

City of Enumclaw Application deadline: 11/18/2022 The City of Enumclaw, Washington currently has a job opening for a Cultural Programs & Event Coordinator. This position involves administrative and limited supervisory work to organize and direct a variety of... Read more...

SoCo Leadership Team Members Needed

SoCoCulture Beginning 1/2023 What do SoCoCulture Leadership Team members do? They… Provide SoCoCulture with your perspectives and opinions on the needs of SoCoCulture members Provide ideas for professional development topics; “hot topics” in the cultural arena... Read more...

Batik Flags Exhibit

Highline Heritage Museum Dates: 11/1/2022 through 12/30/2022 Artists Denise Hendrickson and Susan Russell address the question, “What Do You Need to Thrive?” with this exhibit of batik flags. Exhibit sponsored by the Burien Arts Association. The Highline... Read more...

Arts 4 All Champions

Arts for All Coalition The Arts for All (A4A) Coalition is a collective impact initiative working for the full inclusion of arts learning across Washington State’s PreK-12 public education system. Founding partners include ArtsEd Washington, the Office of the... Read more...

FIN Incubator Operations Manager

Food Innovation Network A program of Global to Local, the Food Innovation Network (FIN) enhances the local food system, increases access to healthy foods, and supports local food businesses in the diverse communities of South King County. FIN’s core program activities... Read more...

FIN Program Director

Food Innovation Network A program of Global to Local, the Food Innovation Network (FIN) enhances the local food system, increases access to healthy foods, and supports local food businesses in the diverse communities of South King County. FIN’s core program activities... Read more...

Seeking Chief Operating Officer

Wing Luke Museum Application deadline: 11/30/2022 The Wing Luke Museum’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) directs all operational and administrative areas of the museum. As a member of the museum’s Executive Team, this position is responsible for planning, implementing,... Read more...

NEA Big Read Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 1/18/2023 Applications are now open for grants to support NEA Big Read projects between September 2023 and June 2024. An initiative of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read supports community reading... Read more...

Write Your Novel During NaNoWriMo – Part 2

King County Library System Date: 11/22/2022, 6-7 PM In this second workshop, author Karen Finneyfrock, focuses on the craft of world-building, the process of creating a setting that incorporates not only time and place, but also society, rules, conflicts and attitudes... Read more...

Explore Ballet

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19/2022, 6-7 PM All dancers benefit from ballet training! This Explore Dance series is led by Bennyroyce Royon. The classes will be held at the PBD Studios, located at 1604 15th Street SW, #109, Auburn. $40 for all... Read more...

Art on Main – Bella Kim

Art on Main Gallery Now through 1/2/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present a mixed media installation by artist Bella Kim at Auburn’s Art on Main window-front gallery, on view through January 2, 2022. Artist Statement: I have... Read more...

Call for Artists – Des Moines Utility Boxes

Des Moines Arts Commission Deadline: 12/12/2022 The City of Des Moines and the Des Moines Arts Commission are seeking artists to create imagery for utility boxes located in various locations around the City of Des Moines. This opportunity is open to visual artists,... Read more...

Hiring 4Culture Arts Program Manager

4Culture Deadline: 11/18/2022, 5 PM The Arts Program Manager provides programmatic and administrative oversight for several Arts funding programs and initiatives. We are seeking qualified candidates who are excited to center anti-racism in their grantmaking practices... Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Vision 2020 Gala

Burien Arts Association Date: 11/19/2022 The Burien Arts Association needs volunteers to help produce its annual Vision 2020 Gala, which is happening at the SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue S in SeaTac on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-9:30 PM. Opportunities... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowships

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/7/2022, 11:59 PM Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. It has invested over... Read more...

World Citizen Essay Contest for Students

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/19/2023, midnight Each spring, the World Affairs Council hosts the WCEC for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that... Read more...

Hydrant Artists Needed

South Renton Neighborhood Association and Renton Municipal Arts Commission Applications open until all hydrant designs are selected The South Renton Neighborhood Association in collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission is seeking artists to create... Read more...

We Are Puget Sound

Tukwila Community Center Now through 12/31/2022 The Washington Environmental Council and Braided River partner to launch a free photo exhibit called, We Are Puget Sound at the Tukwila Community Center. The exhibit, based on a book and campaign launched in 2020,... Read more...

Call for Muralist – Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Deadline: 11/30/2022 Pacific Ballroom Dance (PBD), located in Auburn, is looking for a muralist. In an effort to increase its culturally responsive instruction, PBD would like to hire an artist to create a mural that includes information about... Read more...

New Writing Critique Groups

Plateau Area Writers Association The Plateau Area Writers Association has two new critique groups. One is a general writers’ group – with participants engaged in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, poetry and journalism. No X-rated material is... Read more...

Poetics As Cosmology Workshop

Cascadia Poetics Lab Dates: 10/30, 11/6, and 11/20/2022, 1-3 PM How is a stance toward writing poetry a model for living one’s life? How can the act of writing spontaneously deepen one’s intuition/guidance/connection to one’s more noble self? In this three-week course... Read more...

Private Piano Lessons for Youth and Adults

Tukwila Parks and Recreation Eight Weeks of 30-Minute Sessions on Thursdays Piano lessons for Youth and Adults on Thursdays with Local Musician Dylan Hughes. Dylan focuses his curriculum on musicality, creativity, and helping both kids and adults choose to learn and... Read more...

COVID Sketches Exhibit

SeaTac City Hall Now through 11/2022 This collection of comic-style sketches were created by local artist Winifred Harrison during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrison, who studied art in New York, said that when the pandemic hit, she would sketch as a way to document what... Read more...

Washington State Poetry Outloud Competition

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 11/18/2022, 11:59 PM All students and schools grades 9-12 may register to participate in the Washington State Poetry Out Loud program. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Students advance from classroom competitions to... Read more...

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Institute of Museum & Library Services Deadline: 11/15/2022 National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for... Read more...

Learn About AlterKnits

Fairwood Library Date: 12/9/2022, 2:30 PM For ages 9 to adult. Join other creative fiber artists at Fairwood Library! Bring your supplies and work on current knitting, crochet and other yarn projects. Share patterns, ideas, tips and stories. Sponsored by the Friends... Read more...

Song and Spoken Word Open Mic

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Last Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 PM Any and all are welcome to join us! Want to practice your new song or stand-up routine? Have a new poem you’d like to recite and get feedback from fellow writers? Join us! Participation... Read more...

Call to Decatur High School Student Artists

Federal Way Arts Commission Deadline: 1/5/2023 The Federal Way Arts Commission is now accepting applications from Decatur High School scholars for innovative designs and family-oriented illustrations with bold shapes and bright, fun colors to decorate the main utility... Read more...

Like Mother

White River Valley Museum Now through 12/30/2022 How are you like your mother? In what ways do you wish you were not like your mother? Like Mother is an exhibit that explores these questions and more through the works of Northwest artists. Curated by local artist and... Read more...

RFP – Together Center Wall Art

Together Center Deadline: 12/1/2022, 5 PM Together Center is a nonprofit human services center supporting Seattle’s Eastside since 1991. The 20+ nonprofit providers located at our campus in Redmond help thousands of people annually. With one trip to Together Center,... Read more...

Call for Stories – 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

7 Stories Highline Heritage Museum Local storytellers are invited to share real experiences based on a particular theme, 7 stories told under 7 minutes. Upcoming theme: 10/28/2022 – Silver Linings Stories should be memorized and told by heart. If you would like... Read more...

Pasifika Cultural Roots

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month, 3:30-6 PM Pasifika Wayfinder (PWF) Cultural Roots is a space nurtured at PICA-WA to foster an environment of youth learning Pasifika cultural through song, dance, chant,... Read more...

Call for Pasifika Wayfinders

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington Every Friday, 4 PM It’s important for Pasifika youth to grow their voice and have a platform to be heard. Pasifika Wayfinders (PWF) are opening up our youth council applications again to fulfill our mission to... Read more...

SoCo Opps Bulletins

SoCoCulture Hey South King County artists! SoCoCulture has a mailing list called SoCo Opps that is expressly for artists, actors, musicians and others who are interested in receiving a listing of South King County-based (and other nearby) creative opportunities on a... Read more...

Artists Invited – Maple Valley Art Walk

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Rotating basis ArtWalk is a partnership between the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and local small business owners in Maple Valley. The first art walk took place in November 2014 with the idea of developing new venues for local... Read more...

Structural Racism in the Arts – Workshop Series

eastHUB Dates: 5/26, 9/15, 11/17 (all workshops take place at 5:30 PM) Racism in the Arts is a 4-part series of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) workshops. The main purpose of this series is to understand structural racism, discuss its’ effects on the arts... Read more...

Sundays at Three – Online Art Classes

Burien Arts Association The Burien Arts Association is holding online Sunday art classes via Zoom through 2022. Two teaching artists, JR Salter and Naomi Benson will teach the classes, which are hosted by Devrim Ozkan. All ages are welcome to attend. Classes are free,... Read more...

Life Nude Drawing Classes

Burien Arts Association Date: Third Saturday of every month, 5-7 PM These life drawing classes will be held monthly on the third Saturday of every month at the Highline Heritage Museum. Please note – there is limited capacity, so sign-up now to reserve your... Read more...

SoCoCulture Strategic Plan 2022-2024

SOCOCULTURE STRATEGIC PLAN – 2022-2024 In the 21st Century, South King County has become one of the most diverse centers of humanity anywhere in the world – we are home to people whose ancestors have lived in this region since time immemorial, to brand-new arrivals... Read more...

Garden Work Parties

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Volunteer days are held at Lake Wilderness Arboretum every Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to noon. Show up on the day that works for you. A volunteer waiver form will need to be completed. Youth under 18 will need their waiver form signed by a... Read more...

Auburn 2021-22 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

City of Auburn Now through Summer of 2022 The City of Auburn’s 2020-2022 Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten outdoor sculptures of various sizes, types and mediums. Primarily located along Main Street, the sculpture gallery changes annually providing... Read more...

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Pavilion

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Schedule your event or ceremony at the Soos Creek Botanical Garden. This is a perfect covered venue for weddings, meetings, classes, fundraisers, memorials and family reunions. Reservations are being taken now for your 2021 celebrations,... Read more...

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Needs Volunteers

Soos Creek Botanical Garden If you have 1/2 day per week or more to share your skills and learn some new ones, please consider applying to be a Garden volunteer. E-mail info@sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org with your questions. A 90 minute Orientation is held a few times... Read more...

What Difference Do Renton Women Make

Renton History Museum In honor of the centennial of national women’s suffrage in 2020, “What Difference Do Renton Women Make?” is an online exhibit that explores the contributions that Renton women have made to the city’s history. Made possible by a grant... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...