SoCoCulture Announcements

Call for Artists – 2022 Burien Gallery Program

City of Burien Application deadline: 11/4/2021, 5 PM The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2022 Burien Gallery Program. There are two location options: Maverick Apartments Window—2D or 3D 150th and 6th Ave SW 336 square feet window with glass on two... Read more...

Call for Light Art

LUSIO Deadline: 10/1/2021 In an effort to support local artists and to bring joy to the public with light art, LUSIO is partnering with the Downtown Seattle Association and collaborating neighborhoods to light up Seattle this fall and winter season! This program is... Read more...

The Morgan Fund

Seattle Foundation Deadline: 9/16/2021 The Morgan Fund, a Donor Advised Fund at Seattle Foundation, is proud to announce the 2021 request for proposals to support performing arts organizations located in the Seattle/Western Washington and Washington, DC regions... Read more...

Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve Deadline: 9/15/2021 The Creative Residency program provides artists and innovative thinkers with a three-week stay on the Bloedel grounds, with unlimited access to the Reserve’s 150 acres of gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats. The program... Read more...

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize Deadline: 11/16/2021 The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for its Fall 2021 artist grants. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. The aim is to advance artists’... Read more...

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program

Jack Straw Deadline: 11/29/2021 The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle’s U District where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment... Read more...

Mt. Si Artist Guild 2021 Juried Virtual Art Show

Mt. Si Artist Guild Deadline: 9/30/21 An all online unthemed show with no commission. Entry is open to all artists with 2D art of any medium excluding photography and computer generated art. No size or theme requirement. Each accepted piece will be displayed on the... Read more...

Donor Events Manager – MOHAI

Museum of History & Industry Application deadline: 9/27/2021, 5 PM The Donor Events Manager is responsible for planning, managing, and executing all fundraising and donor stewardship/membership events, and for meeting the annual contributed income goals for... Read more...

Digital Image Technician – MOHAI

Museum of History & Industry Application deadline: 10/4/2021, 9 AM The Digital Image Technician is responsible for assisting the Library Collections Manager and the Collections Resources department in overseeing the digitization of library and collections... Read more...

5th Annual We Are History Keepers Workshop

Greater Kent Historical Society Date: 11/6/2021, 9 AM – 4 PM The Greater Kent Historical Society, Ethnic Heritage Council and UW Libraries will be presenting the fifth Annual “We Are History Keepers” Workshop via zoom on Saturday, November 6, 2021... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 for practicing artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in... Read more...

Paid Community Input Design Sessions

Renton Regional Community Foundation Application deadline: 9/22/2021 The Renton Regional Community Foundation (RRCF) is using some extra funds we received earlier this year to launch a special project that will highlight what is happening in South King County as we... Read more...

Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

City of Auburn Deadline: 10/21/2021 The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence provides the opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington for two months in June and... Read more...

Education and Community Engagement Lead

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Do you have a passion for teaching youth and adults about the environment? SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is hiring an Education & Community Engagement Lead to develop meaningful environmental education and community programs, all aimed at... Read more...

SHARP Grants – Second Round

Humanities Washington Deadline: 9/23/2021 The second round of Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grants is now open for applications. Intended for Washington State nonprofit organizations that provide humanities programming, these grants... Read more...

4Culture Recovery Program

4Culture Opens: 9/23/2021 4Culture will open the first phase of our Recovery Fund. Cultural organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and below that experienced revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for this program. Using a single application, these... Read more...

T-shirt Design Contest

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Deadline: 10/22/2021 Auburn Symphony Orchestra is seeking an artist or artists to create a t-shirt design to be featured on shirts, tote bags, and other merchandise that will be sold in ASO’s online shop. Designs should incorporate themes and... Read more...

DiscoverU Art Contest

Road Map Project Submission deadline: 10/1/2021 The DiscoverU Art Contest is being held to encourage public K-12 students from Road Map Project schools (South Seattle and South King County) to get creative with the theme of college and career exploration. The first... Read more...

Mandalas by Judy Romero

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2021 The Burien Arts Association, in conjunction with the Highline Heritage Museum, is pleased to present the work of artist Jody Romero. Romero is a self-taught mandala artist. Working primarily in ink and colored pencil on... Read more...

Multicultural Toys and Games

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2021 Come enjoy learning about new ways to have fun! The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. For open hours and admission fees, visit www.highlinehistory.org Read more...

Salmon Counters Needed

Friends of Saltwater Park and Trout Unlimited Training Date: 10/9/2021, 10-11:30 AM Volunteer Commitment: One hour each week from October through December Did you know that salmon come back to McSorley Creek at Saltwater State Park every fall?  Coho and Chum use the... Read more...

Diversity in Local History Grant

Washington State Historical Society Deadline: 10/5/2021 The Washington State Historical Society is excited to announce the new Diversity in Local History (DLH) Grant. This program will award small grants to heritage organizations to fund paid internships to support... Read more...

Ballroom Dance Career Workshop

Pacific Ballroom Dance Date: 9/18/2021, 5:30 PM Introducing PBD Pathways! This first workshop, which is free, prepares young people for a future in the Ballroom Dance Industry. Pacific Ballroom Dance is located at 1604 15th Street SW, #109, Auburn. Read more...

Sustainable Hiking Practices

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 9/18/2021, 11 AM – 12:30 PM Come to SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve to learn about sustainable hiking practices with SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve! We will discuss environmental ethics, Leave No Trace principles, tips on how to make... Read more...

Raptor Biology

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 9/4/2021, 11 AM –  Noon Join us for an action-packed afternoon with raptor specialist, Craig Moran. You’ll learn about how raptors survive in the wild, the importance of raptors to our environment, and the status of ferruginous... Read more...

Cha Cha – Free Workshop

Pacific Ballroom Dance Date: 9/4/2021, 6:30 PM At this free adult workshop, you’ll learn fun, basic Cha Cha steps. No experience or partner required. Pacific Ballrom Dance is located at  1604 15th Street SW, #109, Auburn.  Learn more here. Read more...

Explore Dance – Ballroom

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in September, beginning 9/4/2021 Explore different styles of ballroom dance in this four-week class, which runs from 11 AM – Noon on Saturdays in September. For youth ages ten and up. $52/month. The Pacific Ballroom Dance... Read more...

Explore Dance – Choreography

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in September, beginning 9/4/2021 Roxanne Nielsen and Katie Mecham lead this four-week class, which runs from 10-11 AM on Saturdays in September. For youth ages ten and up. $52/month. The Pacific Ballroom Dance studio is located... Read more...

Explore Dance – Ballet

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in September, beginning 9/4/2021 Raney Welch and Heather Bryant lead this four-week class, which runs from 9-10 AM on Saturdays in September. For youth ages ten and up. $52/month. The Pacific Ballroom Dance studio is located at... Read more...

National Parks Artists in Residence

National Parks Foundation The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) works directly with select artists and The National Park Service (and their affiliates) to create unique Artist in Residency programs within the wonders of the National Parks. The NPAF also works... Read more...

Call for Multicultural Art Exhibit

Voice of Planet Submission deadline: 9/1/2021 Voice of Planet is seeking artists to participate in a juried art exhibit at the Renton Multicultural Festival on September 18. Selected artists will receive a stipend to participate in the exhibit and an opportunity to... Read more...

Northwest Exposure Photo Contest

Washington Trails Association Submission deadline: 10/18/2021 Northwest Exposure is WTA’s annual photo contest that celebrates outdoor photography and the community of hikers that explore Washington’s trails. The 2021 contest will run from August 17 to... Read more...

When You Can’t Go Home

Renton History Museum Now through 11/5/2021 When You Can’t Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest is the life work of Karisa Keasey, local artist, author, and advocate. With the help of World Relief, a globally celebrated refugee resettlement... Read more...

Poetry Out Loud for Student Poets

Washington State Arts Commission Registration: 8/16 – 11/19/2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) is for students in grades 9-12. It is part of a national arts education program that builds on elements of slam poetry and spoken word to engage students with the power of... Read more...

Call to Artists – Kent Creates

Kent Arts Commission Submission deadline: 9/30/2021 Summer is here and we’re ready to roam! For the past year and a half, the pandemic has limited our movement throughout the world; all we’ve been able to do is daydream about travels and time away from home. With... Read more...

Works by Sarah Brogdon and Stephanie K. Johnson

Kent Centennial Center Gallery Now through 8/31/2021 In this exhibit, Stephanie K. Johnson brings the techniques of the Dutch Masters into a contemporary setting, capturing the subtleties of light. At right, her oil on board painting of “Afternoon Tea.”... Read more...

Call to Artists – Auburn Art Galleries

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Deadline: 9/16/2021 Artists are selected through an annual application process for exhibitions in three city gallery spaces, showcasing diverse artworks by regional artists. This is a call to artists with no geographical... Read more...

Call to Artists – Art on Main

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Deadline: 9/15/2021 Artists are selected through an annual application process to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn. This is a call to artists... Read more...

Landmarks Capital Grants

4Culture Deadline: 9/22/2021, 5 PM If you are the steward of a designated historic landmark property in King County and are working to rehabilitate it, 4Culture encourages you to apply for a 2021 Landmarks Capital grant. This year’s program is made possible through... Read more...

American Rescue Plan SHARP Grants

Humanities Washington Deadline: 9/23/2021 Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grants are now available! Intended for Washington State nonprofit organizations that provide humanities programming, these grants will help those organizations... Read more...

Call to Artists – Gallery 110 Juried Exhibition

Gallery 110 Entry deadline: 10/31/2021 Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. This gallery is located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district and reputation offers artists the opportunity to be a part of... Read more...

Opportunity Grants

Humanities Washington These grants of up to $1,000 support statewide access to public humanities presentations and events. Organizations with projects led by and serving underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Application must be received at least... Read more...

Growing Pains – Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen

Helen S. Smith Gallery virtual exhibit Now through 9/19/2021 Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as we become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing can be a burden. In Growing Pains, Auburn... Read more...

On the Surface – Oils by Helena Rogers

Highline Heritage Museum and Burien Arts Association Now through 8/30/2021 Helena Rogers is a self-taught oil painter who first picked up a paintbrush seven years ago on a whim. Burien Arts Gallery Wall is at Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.... Read more...

Works by Deborah Chava Singer

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: Now through 9/8/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of photographer Deborah Chava SInger, long exposures capturing light, at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, on view through September 8, 2021.... Read more...

Tacoma Art Museum Is Hiring

Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) is a public-spirited institution with nationally-recognized exhibitions and innovative educational programs that attract thousands of visitors annually to its galleries and events. The museum has developed a reputation for... Read more...

Reflections – Photographs by Kate Ampersand

Auburn Community Center Gallery Dates: Now through 9/9/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of the Kate Ampersand at the Community Center Gallery, located at 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn. The theme of artist Kate... Read more...

Works by Dinah Rau

Auburn City Hall Gallery Dates: Now through 9/9/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of the Dinah Rau at the Auburn City Hall Gallery, 25 West Main Street in Auburn. The Gallery is open during City Hall business... Read more...

Seeking Instructors

Tukwila Parks & Recreation Tukwila Parks & Recreation is looking independent instructors interested in sharing talents and skills. You can set the fees, dates, and times of your activity. Activities can be offered on a weekly basis, 1-2 day workshop, or other... Read more...

Festival of Trees – Call for Participation

White River Valley Museum 2021 Festival of Trees exhibit which will be on display November 17, 2021 – January 9, 2022 at Auburn’s White River Valley Museum. The Museum took a year off for the pandemic, but the 2019 exhibit was a powerful cultural exchange that... Read more...

PastForward Online 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation Date: 11/2-5/2021 Preservationists from across the country and all walks of life will come together virtually at PastForward Online 2021, the country’s only national preservation conference, to ask important questions and... Read more...

New Funding Opportunity for Museums

Washington State History Museum  Open until funding is exhausted The Washington State Library is distributing federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to States. This funding is to be used?to... Read more...

Like Mother Exhibit

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 8/2021 Like Mother features the work of 25 artists telling their stories. It was curated by Kelly Lyles, who shares this reflection on the exhibit: “Like Mother was learning that my own need to make work after my... 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...

Kent Cultural Arts Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 10/30/2021 The objective of the Kent Community Foundation grant is to promote educational activities that inspire or enhance learning and expand cultural arts in the Kent/Covington community.  For more information, click... Read more...

Renton’s 2021 Arts and Culture Grants

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

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...

Building for Equity Learning Circles

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

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...

Brand new resource for artists

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

Monthly Work Parties at Saltwater

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

Docents and maintenance volunteers needed

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

Opportunity Grants

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

Volunteer with Renton History Museum

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

Docents needed – Pacific Bonsai Museum

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

Touring arts roster and presenter incentive program

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

Call for loaned art exhibits

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

Call for artists – Carco Theatre lobby

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

UW Museology paid internships

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

Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

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

Creative Districts certification applications

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

Spaceworks

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

Residency for cultural capital producers

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

T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants

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

Art on Poverty Bay

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

Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery

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

The Story of RSBG

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

Renton History Museum seeks volunteers

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

Remembrance trees

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

Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

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

The value of trees

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

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

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

Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

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

Fomenting a pro-tree movement in South King County

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture As an umbrella organization for South King County cultural groups, SoCoCulture is pleased to have as members a number of institutions that are rooted in botany (pardon the pun). Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, Soos Creek Botanical... Read more...

Pacific Bonsai Museum

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

Good neighbors build great gates

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

Volunteer in Soos Creek Botanical Garden

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

The Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial Project

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

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...