SoCoCulture Announcements

Fundraising technology workshop

Sanford Institute of Technology Date: 10/31/2018, 11:30 AM – 1 PM Four development professionals with years of experience in SalesForce, Little Green Light, ETapestry, Raiser’s Edge — and transitioning from one database to another will share tips at... Read more...

Make and Take Workout Tank Tops

City of Auburn Date: 11/2/2018, 6-8 PM Lacking motivation?  Make your own inspirational tank top.  Choose from many colors and designs. Location: Auburn Community & Event Center Makerspace, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn Instructor: Suzie Fontaine Ages: 13+ Fee: $20... Read more...

Make and Take Jewelry Making

City of Auburn Date: 10/26/2018, 6-8 PM Don’t miss out on our first leather earring class. This is a great way to have fun and make something you can show off to all your friends! Location:  Auburn Community & Event Center Makerspace, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn... Read more...

Paper quilling

City of Auburn Date: 10/24/2018, 6:30-8:30 PM In this fun and festive class, students will create & design a Day of the Dead sugar skull by quilling and rolling colorful strips of different widths paper. By learning this technique you will learn how to create... Read more...

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the 21st year of the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound... Read more...

Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 23rd year of the Jack Straw Writers Program. To date, the program has included more than 250 writers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who... Read more...

Jack Straw Artist Support Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Application deadline: 11/1/2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 26th year of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an... Read more...

Call for artists to adopt a fire hydrant

Renton Municipal Arts Commission and South Renton Neighborhood Association Submission deadline: 10/19/2018 The South Renton Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, is seeking artists to participate in an exciting new... Read more...

Gingerbread House Contest

Auburn Community & Event Center Applications due by 11/5/2018, 5 PM Entries on display 11/29-12/10/2018 There will be space for only 10 entries in Auburn’s new Gingerbread House Contest, so those interested should apply today. This FREE & fun event... Read more...

Works of Kate Ampersand and Wendy Ray

Auburn City Hall Gallery Now through 11/20/2018 In contrast and compliment to one another, this exhibition features the detail-rich photography of Kate Ampersand and the exquisite welded metal sculptures of Wendy Ray. Both artists draw inspiration from trees and the... Read more...

Three Perspectives on Nature

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 11/20/2018 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present a group exhibition titled “Three Perspectives on Nature” – three regional artists offer unique perspectives on the theme of nature in... Read more...

Call for art – Creatures of the Deep

Narrows Brewery Application deadline: 11/15/2018 On December 14, 2018, Narrows Brewery in Tacoma is holding a one-night art show in Tacoma to support local Washington artists, as well as to raise funds for the Art With Heart Program, which serves kids and teens... Read more...

Arc Artist Fellowship

4Culture Application deadline: 11/28/2018 The Arc Artist Fellowship provides $12,000 awards and modest promotional support through the 4Culture website. We know that artists value unrestricted funding above all other types of support. It allows artists to apply funds... Read more...

Guided painting session

Black Diamond Library Date: 10/27/2018, 2 PM Come for a free, guided painting session with local artist Joann O’Meara. Embrace your creativity and bring home your very own masterpiece. The Black Diamond Library is located at 24707 Roberts Dr, Black... Read more...

Soups On cooking workshop

Federal Way 320th Library Date: 10/27/2018, 10:30 AM – 12 PM Celebrate the bounty of fall vegetables while learning to make hearty soups. Learn knife skills for chopping seasonal vegetables while discussing the benefits of eating locally. Registration required... Read more...

Better bird photography workshop

Algona-Pacific Library Date: 10/20/2018, 11 AM Sometimes we need to slow down or look more closely at the world, as there is always something fascinating to appreciate. Come spend time with Alan Bauer as he shares an image-intensive presentation with tips on... Read more...

Call for submissions – Contrasts anthology

Plateau Area Writers Association Submission deadline: 10/30/2018 PAWA is currently seeking submissions for its annual anthology, Contrasts. The theme this year is “Now and Then.” Articles, poems, short stories and essays are welcome – rants and... Read more...

Works by Eric Faramus

Burien Arts Association Pop-Up Gallery Dates: 10/1-31/2018 Eric Faramus’ work explodes with color even while revealing tones of melancholy. Originally from France, Faramus attended college at the Superior School of Graphic Design ESAG Paris, and received his... Read more...

Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship

Interlochen Arts Academy Application deadline: 12/1/2018 Interlochen Arts Academy has announced the return of the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship, a biennial award for high school-aged creative writing students. Through generous grants from the Edmund F.... Read more...

Call for ‘Fall Colors’ entries – Kent Creates

Kent Arts Commission Submission period: now through 11/30/2018 The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors, at KentCreates.com The current exhibit is open September... Read more...

Votes for Women centennial grants program

Washington State Historical Society Deadlines: 12/31/2018 and 4/30/2019 Votes for Women Centennial Grants fund non-profits and public entities to support programming that celebrates the national suffrage centennial across the State of Washington. Grant applications... Read more...

Audition – Grit

Auditions for GRIT by Tere Martinez and Janet Hayakawa. Seeking actors for a paid, non-union, original, educational theatre project exploring issues of identity and civil liberties. The project includes: a teacher workshop, school residencies (30-minute play, two... Read more...

Class Act exhibit

Enumclaw City Hall Gallery Dates: 10/4-11/6/2018 Enumclaw’s life-long learners connect with art during the Arts Alive Gallery classes. Arts Alive! is an all-volunteer group 501(3), that raises funds for the plateau arts community. The City of Enumclaw, 4Culture of... Read more...

DanceAble special needs dance classes for youth

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Dates: 10-week session on Wednesdays at 4:30 Allegro Performing Arts Academy’s new DanceAble integrative dance class is for any child ages 8+ with individual learning differences and other special needs. DanceAble uses specially... Read more...

Cultural facilities grants

4Culture Application deadline: 11/14/2018, 5 PM 4Culture’s Cultural Facilities funding helps organizations acquire, build, or renovate the bricks and mortar spaces that house and facilitate cultural work in King County.. Grants support building projects for arts and... 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...

How to apply for artist grants – workshop

Artist Trust Date: 12/6/2018, 7-8:30 PM This seminar provides an overview of applying for artist grants. You’ll learn about funding opportunities available for you and your projects, how the grant making process works, and tips to make your next application stand out.... Read more...

Stone Images Exhibit

Pacific Bonsai Museum Dates: 10/16 – 12/10/2018 Members of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association’s Viewing Stone Study Group present their annual fall show at Pacific Bonsai Museum.On view in the Pavilion cabinets Tuesdays through Sundays, 10am to 4pm. The Pacific... 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...

Life coaching mini-workshops

Maple Valley Library Dates: 9/16, 10/21 and 11/18/2018, 2-3:30 PM Join certified transformational life coach Marie Johnson, on the third Sunday of September, October, and November for a series of workshops to help you find what really matters. Each mini-workshop will... Read more...

Adult ballroom dance classes

Pacific Ballroom Dance No partner is necessary. Every series is $65/person. If space is available, drop-ins for a single class are OK – $15/person. Beginning Classes – 5-week series, once a week Mondays @ 7:30 PM 9/24 – 10/22 – West Coast Swing... Read more...

Senior ballroom dance team

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Autumn 2018 – Thursdays, 12:30-2 PM Enjoy the art of formation dancing with other senior dancers. Performance opportunities will be on the agenda. A fun way to keep and improve dancing skills. No partner necessary. $80/month. Ages... Read more...

Adult ballroom dance team

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Autumn 2018 – Mondays, 8:30-10 PM Enjoy the art of formation dancing with other adult dancers. A PBD Alumni favorite! Performance opportunities will be on the agenda. A fun way to keep and improve dancing skills. No partner... Read more...

Selections from the Collection

Centennial Center Gallery Exhibit dates: 9/10-10/26/2018 This show features selections from the City of Kent’s portable collection – pieces that are perhaps not seen as regularly as others. The Centennial Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM... 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...

Face painters needed

Burien Arts Association Date: 9/8/2018 and 11/2/2018 Burien Arts needs volunteers to help with face painting at two upcoming events in Burien: Saturday, September 8 – Burien’s Arts-A-Glow festival in Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th Street Friday, November... Read more...

Public engagement coordinator

Renton History Museum Open until filled The Renton Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit, is seeking a qualified candidate for the part-time position of Public Engagement Coordinator for the Renton History Museum, Renton’s only museum. Under the... Read more...

2019 Auburn Arts Commission project support grants

Auburn Arts Commission Application deadline: 10/23/2018 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,... Read more...

Wetlands heritage internship

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Application deadline: rolling This grant-funded position will be tasked with studying the history people and wetlands in King County. Wetlands are a vital resource and key feature of King County’s landscape, yet their degradation... 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...

Bigfood Script Challenge

Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge Deadline:10/15/2018 The Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge is ready to award up to $6,500 and unparalleled Hollywood access to the next great voices in screenwriting. Entrants submit screenplays, TV pilots, and digital-only written... Read more...

Call for poems about ending the death penalty

Call for Poems: Death Penalty Deadline: 12/31/2018 A total of 110 executions have been carried out in Washington State and its predecessor territories since 1849. Five executions have taken place since the death penalty was re-enacted November 4, 1975. Eight men are... 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...

Opportunity grants

Humanities Washington No deadline Humanities Washington is currently accepting applications for $1,000 Opportunity grants, which are awarded year-round with no deadlines to apply. Applications must be received at least eight weeks before the date of the event. Find... Read more...

We Are History Keepers

Greater Kent Historical Society, Ethnic Heritage Council, and UW Libraries Date: Saturday, 11/17/2018, 9 AM – 3:30 PM Second annual free, full-day workshop on preserving the cultural and historical records of your ethnic communities, organizations, and families.... 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...

Snap Grants

ArtsWA Rolling application period: 7/1 – 12/31/2018 Snap Grants is a rolling grants program aimed at supporting small community groups and organizations producing projects or events with arts and culture as a primary or significant component. Designed as an... 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...

Talk Time

Practice speaking English, learn about American culture and make friends. Free, join any time. Saturdays from 10-11:30 AM at the Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn. This program is available at other King County libraries as well – visit... Read more...

Volunteer at the new Federal Way PAEC

Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center Volunteering at the PAEC is fun, rewarding, and educational. You’ll have the opportunity to see shows, experience behind-the-scenes, and make sure our guests experience the best time they have ever had! We have... 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 Now through 9/2018 Auburn’s 2017/18 Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten outdoor sculptures in various sizes, types and mediums. Featured artists include Sharon Agnor, Ben Dye, Miguel Edwards, Jenny Ellsworth, Pat McVay,... 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...

Artist display space – Carco Theatre

Carco Theatre Ongoing review The Carco Theatre in Renton invites professional or amateur artists working in a variety of media to apply for consideration for the Carco Theatre Lobby art display. Local artists’ exhibits are scheduled for six week periods. The Lobby has... 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

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations WAACO provides free legal services to nonprofit organizations on their business transactional legal issues and can help your organization if you need legal help. Here are some examples of the legal work they can... 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 new 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...

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

www.MoshierArtCenter.org The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th, 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 we offer... Read more...