SoCoCulture Announcements

Online Decoupage Workshop

King County Library System Date: 7/16/2922, 3 PM For teens and adults. Learn the beautiful craft of decoupage, the art of decorating objects using paper cut-outs. All skill levels welcome. This free class is led by Art with Srimanju. Please register at... Read more...

Online Paint and Sip with Acrylics

King County Library System Date: 7/16/2022, 10:30 AM For adults. Join a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with SilverKite teaching artist Cooper Perry. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour talking and making art! SilverKite Community Arts offers... Read more...

Online Storytelling through Hula Class

King County Library System Date: 7/11/2022, 1:30 PM For adults. Walk through some basic hula steps and develop a hula “vocabulary” from instructor Rachel Rene. At the end of class, you will have a story to tell, using these beautiful movements! SilverKite Community... Read more...

Online Bollywood Dance Class

King County Library System Date: 7/9/2022, 10:30 AM For adults. Learn the dances that are a part of the largest movie-making capital in the world, India. Dance to songs from Bollywood movies. Learn choreography for a Bollywood song taught by Sandy Mathews. There will... 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...

Paint by Tunnels 2022 – Immerse Yourself in Nature

Maple Valley Creative Arts Center Dates: 8/27-28/2022 The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council is pleased to present its THIRD community mural! We’re excited to announce that MV resident and artist Jackie Riedel has agreed to design another mural! This one will be... Read more...

African Drumming

Tukwila Parks Department Dates: 7/9 – 8/6/2022, 10:30-11:30 AM Learn to play traditional rhythms of West Africa from Sekou Fofana, a dynamic percussionist and vocalist from Guinea, West Africa. He is a joyous, strong, and energetic artist with a lot to share.... Read more...

Free Dance Classes for Teens

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Date: 7/6/2022 For new, unregistered teen students… Join us for a night full of dance on Wednesday, July 6th! Ages 12-16 are welcome. ?7:30-7:50 PM – Ballet/Lyrical Teen ?8:00-8:20 PM – Jazz/Tap Teen ?8:30-8:50 PM... Read more...

General Auditions – Centerstage Theatre

Centerstage Theatre Date: 7/11/2022, 4-9 PM Centerstage is holding General Auditions for all 5 mainstage shows in our 2022-23 Season. Centerstage Theatre creates equitable opportunities on stage and off. Diversity is the way forward, and we hire artists of all races,... Read more...

Film Pitch Contest

Seattle Film Society Deadline: 7/8/2022 Calling for entries to this annual Pitch Competition! You could have the chance to discuss your project with industry leaders, but first, you have to step up to the plate. Submissions close July 8. Details at... Read more...

Hot Air Ballooning

Highline Heritage Museum Through 7/2022 See special artifacts from the private collection of a local ballooning enthusiast. At the Highline Heritage Museum, located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Read more...

Emergence

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 8/2022 This exhibit of new paintings by Esther Loopstra is sponsored by the Burien Arts Association and on display at the Highline Heritage Museum, located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Burien. For open hours, visit... Read more...

Pride Flags

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 8/2022 Pride flags are symbols of identity, hope and protest. See this windowfront display, visible 24/7 from the street at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. Read more...

New Writing Critique Group(s)

Plateau Area Writers Association PAWA President Don Sellers is opening up a new, in-person Critique Group, with the aim of helping folks prepare submissions for the upcoming PAWA Quarterly. There’s no name for the group yet, but it’s going to meet... Read more...

Auburn Arts Commission Project Support Grants

Auburn Arts Commission Deadline: 10/13/2022 Established in 2002, the primary purpose of this program is to provide support to arts-related projects and programs within the City of Auburn. The goal of the program is to encourage the growth, innovation, excellence, and... Read more...

Online Training for Ukrainian Translators

Seattle Central College Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6/28 – 7/21/2022, 6-9 PM Over the next year, the U.S. will be accepting 100,000 refugees from the war in Ukraine. Trained interpreters are needed. This introductory class will provide an intensive... Read more...

Collections Care Grants

4Culture Deadline: 8/10/2022 This grant helps King County’s archivists, librarians, and historians protect the tangible objects that make up history so that the generations of today and tomorrow can continue to learn from them. This grant supports the work of King... Read more...

Seeking Executive Director

Greater Kent Historical Society/Kent Museum Deadline: 7/15/2022 The Greater Kent Historical Society seeks a full-time Executive Director to oversee all Kent Museum operations and implement its 2022 – 2028 Strategic Plan. We are looking for an experienced, passionate... Read more...

Arts Uplift Conference

Washington State Arts Commission Dates: 8/2-4/2022 The Arts Uplift! conference brings together early learning educators, arts specialists, teaching artists, counselors, administrators, and caregivers working to expand accessible arts instruction in their communities.... Read more...

Beginning Watercolor Class

Renton Library Date: 7/6/2022, 6 PM Free class for adults. With guidance from one of SilverKite’s professional teaching artists and your own creative instincts, explore the art of watercolor painting. The Renton Library is located at 100 Mill Avenue S in... Read more...

Learn How to Make 3D Printed and Faux Leather Earrings

Federal Way Library Makerspace Date: 7/5/2022, 2 PM For adults. Stop by the Makerspace to make earrings and pendants using the 3D Printer and the Cricut cutting machine! Build a community of makers and learn something new.Please register at kcls.org. The Federal Way... Read more...

Summer Shakespeare Drama Camp

Emerald Theatre Dates: 8/1-5/2022, 11 AM-3 PM daily Do you love acting and can’t get enough of it?  Always wanted to act, but not ready to spend the summer in a full-length play? This summer, you can join in the acting fun of an outdoor drama camp in one of the... Read more...

SeaTac Art Attack

City of SeaTac Now through 9/2/2022 SeaTac is hosting a Yard Art Showcase that will run through September. This fun summer event is open to participation by SeaTac residents, who can submit new or existing yard art, working together as families or neighbors, and... Read more...

Storytelling Workshops

Highline Heritage Museum Dates: 7/6/2022 and 9/7/2022, 6-7:30 PM We are never more convincing than when we tell our own stories.  Everybody has them. Sharing them is both rewarding and fun but benefits from careful preparation.  Spend an hour and a half with two... Read more...

Theatre Battery Acting Lab

Theatre Battery Dates: 7/11-22/2022 Theatre Battery Acting Lab, a scene study class available to local actors of all levels free of charge, will return for a two-week session from July 11th – 22nd, with a culminating public showcase. With class sections for both... Read more...

NEA Our Town Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 8/4/2022 Guidelines and instructions for Our Town are now available online. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and/or design as part of local... Read more...

Global Educator of the Month Nomination Form

World Affairs Council Educator of the Month is an appreciation initiative featured in our bi-weekly newsletter and website to recognize and highlight the great work educators are doing throughout Washington State centering global education. We aim to celebrate K-12... Read more...

Hiring an Executive Director

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve The Executive Director is the key management leader of SHADOW (Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands), also known as SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. SHADOW acquires and restores critical lands to permanently protect and steward dwindling... Read more...

Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory Summer Camps

Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory Raffi Taffi Have you ever been to a slumber party? Well here’s your chance to pretend! This mini-musical is about a group of friends who have a sleep over party. They sing about what’s in the bay, what’s to eat, and what... Read more...

Summer Dance Camps

Evergreen City Ballet ECB’s Summer Dance Camps will teach dancers new skills, spark their imagination and provide them with an opportunity to express themselves through movement. Each day, campers will have dance class, health snacks, arts and crafts, and other... Read more...

Kent Summer Art Exhibit

Centennial Center Gallery Now through 8/18/2022 Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM. Please note that the Centennial Center is closed all major holidays. Exhibiting Artists: John Armstrong Leslie Barber Jacqueline Bellows Greta Burco Melissa... Read more...

Immersive Music Camp for Youths

Tukwila Parks and Recreation Dates: 7/11-15/2022, 10 AM-1 PM Join local musician, Dylan, proud resident and community member for nearly a decade. The curriculum will encompass the real-world fundamentals of being in a band, learning songs, improvisation, and much... Read more...

Green River College’s Annual Student Exhibition

Online and on the Green River College campus Now through 8/8/2022 Visit the Helen S. Smith Gallery website to see this student exhibit and also find a walking map to spotlight student work around campus. (Pictured here: Finished Painting 1, one of the works available... Read more...

Biennial Lab Tech Exhibition

Helen S. Smith Gallery Now through 8/8/2022 The Biennial Lab Tech Exhibition features the work of Green River College’s esteemed support colleagues in the visual arts: Heather Cornelius, Aaron Hartzell, and Devon Urquhart. Expertise and guidance shared with... Read more...

Biomorphic Sculptural Fiber Workshop

Mary Olson Farm Date: 7/30/2022, 1-3 PM In this fun and FREE workshop, we welcome folks of all ages to meet Artist in Residence Amanda Triplett, and join us in layering, coiling, cutting and stitching fabric to create biomorphic, sculptural textiles. Participants will... Read more...

Building for Equity Cultural Facilities Grants

4Culture Deadline: 7/29/2022, 5 PM Cultural Facilities funds help organizations acquire, build, or renovate the spaces that make cultural experiences possible. Grants support building projects for arts, culture, and heritage-based organizations. This program is funded... Read more...

Call to Artists – 2023 Auburn Art Galleries

Auburn Arts Deadline: 9/8/2022, 10:59 PM Artists are selected through an annual application process for exhibitions in city gallery spaces, showcasing diverse artworks by regional artists. This is a call to artists with no geographical restriction, but all artwork... Read more...

Call to Artists – Art on Main Gallery

Auburn Arts Deadline: 9/8/2022, 10:59 PM This is a call to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest – Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Artists are selected through an annual application process to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public... 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...

Who ARE We?

Historical Society of Federal Way Dates: 6/4-9/20/2022 Washington State Archives and the Historical Society of Federal Way feature extraordinary Wahsingtonians and also some of Federal Way’s outstanding residents — Federal Way Chief of Police Andy Hwang,... Read more...

Arts-A-Glow Call for Light-Based Art

Burien Arts Commission Deadline EXTENDED: 7/11/2022, 5 PM Burien Arts-A-Glow is making this open call for light-based art to be exhibited during our one-day celebration. Artists are invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary illuminated artworks.... Read more...

Star on Stage Summer Camps

Little Stars Onstage Little Stars Onstage presents summer theater camps for different age groups at Maple Valley Creative Arts Center. Encanto Camp for ages 8-12, 7/25-29/2022, 9:30 AM – Noon Each student will be a part of the Madrigal family and will perform... Read more...

Girls’ Vocal Performance Camp

Voice in the Valley Dates: 8/1-5/2022 Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing female vocalists (ages 11-18), emphasizing the importance of... Read more...

Musical Theater Camp for Ages 8-18

Voice in the Valley Dates: 7/11-15/2022 Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing vocalists and actors (ages 8-18), emphasizing the... Read more...

City of SeaTac Seeks a New ACLAC Member

City of SeaTac Application deadline: 6/24/2022, 5 PM The  City of SeaTac’s Arts, Culture & Library Advisory Committee has a vacancy. All residents and business owners / operators / employees of diverse backgrounds within SeaTac may apply. Visit the City’s... Read more...

Swahili Speaker for Story Time

King County Library System KCLS is seeking someone who speaks Swahili and would be interested in becoming a World Language Story Time presenter for the King County Library System. For more information, contact Roberta Lorandeau at... Read more...

Free Ballroom Dance Workshops

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: 6/11/2022 or 7/9/2022 – each workshop is held at 5:30 PM This is a free dance workshop for kids ages 8-18. Learn fun, basic ballroom steps. No experience or partner required. Bring your friends! Pacific Ballroom Dance is located at... Read more...

Diversity in Local History Grants

Washington State Historical Society Deadline EXTENDED: 7/15/2022 This grant provides heritage organizations up to $15,000 to fund paid internships to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. This program connects emerging professionals in the... Read more...

Works by Anthony Heinz May

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 7/6/2022 Anthony Heinz May creates multifaceted works of art drawing upon inspiration found in both natural and human-constructed environments. He uses “traditional methodologies rooted in abstracted rhythmic patterns found... Read more...

Auburn Theater Camps

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Auburn Community Junior Players: Frozen Jr. Ages 7-15 | July 11-29 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM | 3-week Fee: $780/$975 Location: Ilalko Elementary | Instructor: Kathryn Stahl Performances (at Auburn Riverside High School Theater) Friday, July... Read more...

Flowers Exhibit – Rose Guastella

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: Now through 7/7/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Rose Guastella at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, on view May 4 – July 7, 2022. Artist Rose Guastella’s journey as an artist has been a... Read more...

Seeking Dancing Classroom Teaching Artists

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dancing Classrooms Greater Seattle, a program operated by Pacific Ballroom Dance, is a social- emotional, arts education program that uses the art form of Ballroom Dance as a vehicle to teach important life skills like respect, tolerance, and... Read more...

Seeking Project Manager

Humanities Washington We’re looking for a Project Manager to join the Prime Time Family Reading team at Humanities Washington. We want to work with a creative, collaborative, and motivated individual who is eager to improve literacy and critical-thinking skills for... Read more...

Works by Misook Jung and Alex Kamola

Auburn City Hall Gallery Now through 7/6/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Misook Jung and Alex Kamola in a joint exhibition at the City Hall Gallery, located at 25 W Main Street, Auburn. Local ceramicist Alex... Read more...

Nominate an NEA Jazz Master

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 10/31/2022 The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon jazz musicians. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made... Read more...

Summer Dance Camps – Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: July 2022 For kids ages 3 years through 4th grade – bring your friends and join PBD this July for an Island Beach and Under the  Sun themed 1-2 week dance camp, complete with a craft. Dancers will learn a bit of choreography to show... 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 themes: 7/22/2022 – Coming to America/Adjusting to America 8/26/2022 – Saying Yes/Taking... Read more...

Call for Light Art

LUSIO Lights Festival Dates: 8/19-20/2022 The annual LUSIO Festival features light artists incorporating their art directly into acres of glorious Pacific Northwest nature at Mary Olson Farm for thousands to explore. What is considered “light art” –... Read more...

Washington Stories Fund Grants

Humanities Washington Deadline: 7/15/2022 The purpose of the Washington Stories Fund is to record and share with the broader community the little-known stories of people or groups whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State. The... 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...

With This Ring

Renton History Museum Dates: Now through October, 2022 With This Ring is a historical look at marriage in Renton in all its richness, from finding a partner to weddings to working partnerships to same-sex unions. Using objects and photos from our colleciton, including... 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...

Summer Dance Camps

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Fun dance camps for youngsters in the month of July! These include crafts and games as well as dance. July 12-14 – Disneymania Camp for ages 3-6 July 19-21 – Descendants Camp for ages 5-8 July 19-21 – Pirate and... 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...

Summer Theatre Camps

Auburn Parks Department July-August 2022 Auburn Community Junior Players: Frozen Jr. Ages 7-15 | July 11-29 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM | 3-week Fee: $780/$975 Location: Ilalko Elementary | Instructor: Kathryn Stahl Performances (at Auburn Riverside High School Theater) Friday,... Read more...

Structural Racism in the Arts – Workshop Series

eastHUB Dates: 5/26, 8/25, 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...

Summer Drama Camps in Renton

Drama Kids Summer Camps Registration is now open for this year’s Drama Kids Summer Camps! We are offering 12 different themed camps for our 6-10 age group, with corresponding morning and afternoon sessions for families looking for a full-day camp, and we have... 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...

Saltwater Park Restoration Project

Friends of Saltwater Park First Saturday of every month, 10 AM-Noon The Friends of Saltwater Park group hosts this monthly work party for the betterment of Saltwater State Park. Ivy is a major problem in the park – smothering the trees and taking over the ground... Read more...

Heritage Professional Development Stipend

4Culture Rolling Deadline until 10/31/2022 The Heritage Professional Development Stipend program provides stipends ranging from $100 to $1,000 for heritage practitioners in King County to participate in a professional development or career maintenance opportunity.... Read more...

NEA Grants for Arts Projects

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 7/7/2022  Grants for Arts Projects is the NEA’s principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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