SoCoCulture Announcements

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...

Teaching Assistants for Dance Classes

Pacific Ballroom Dance Application deadline: 6/1/2022 Pacific Ballroom Dance is now accepting applications for teaching assistants for the 2022-23 season. These are paid positions. Must be youth or older (grades10-12+). Please fill out the application form here and... Read more...

Paint and Sip with Acrylics

King County Library System Date: 5/28/2022, 1:30 PM Join a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of SilverKite’s professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour talking and making art! This free, online workshop will... Read more...

Make Your Own Stationery

King County Library System Date: 5/27/2022, 10:30 AM Learn to make creative envelopes and stickers for your own custom stationery set. This free online workshop is geared for adults and will last about an hour. Register... Read more...

Storytelling through Hula

King County Library System Date: 5/25/2022, 10:30 AM Walk through some basic hula steps and develop a hula “vocabulary”. At the end of this free online class, you will have a story to tell, using these beautiful movements! For adults. These workshops last... Read more...

Diversity in Local History Grants

Washington State Historical Society Deadline: 6/30/2022, 5 PM 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 heritage... 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...

Open Auditions for Avenue Q

Renton Civic Theatre Audition Dates: 6/12-13/2022, 7-10 PM Callbacks: 6/14/2022, 7 PM Rehearsals: Beginning around 8/14/2022 Performances: 9/23 – 10/8/2022 Please send an email to auditions@rentoncivictheatre.org to request an appointment during the Audition... Read more...

Teen Songwriting Contest

HipHopFinFest Submission deadline: 5/31/2022 Middle and High School Students are invited to explore online challenges that build financial skills then use their knowledge to write, perform and submit an original song. Winning songs will be featured during this... Read more...

Hope Corps Funding Program

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Deadline: 6/6/2022 Unemployment and underemployment have devastated the creative sector. Hope Corps is a work program created to provide economic and social opportunities for Seattle’s extensive creative workforce. The program,... 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 to Fill Positions at MOHAI

Museum of History & Industry A variety of job opportunities at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) are open currently, with more to follow later this month. Here are the positions we are looking to fill right away: The Visitor Services & Sales... 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...

Queens by Kelly Lyles

Burien Arts Gallery Wall at the Highline Heritage Museum Now through 6/2022 After years in commercial art as a designer and illustrator, Kelly Lyles is now focused primarily on painting in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. “Life is a lot of fun, and I’d like the viewers... 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...

Jack Straw Spring Online Workshops

Jack Straw Jack Straw is continuing its COVID-19 reduced rates for all classes, which will take place online via Zoom. To sign up or for more information, e-mail workshops@jackstraw.org. Intro to Podcasting: Thursday, June 2, 6:00-9:00pm Fee: $50 (Limit 6) Learn the... Read more...

Seeking Coordinator for Native Voices Arts Program

Arts Impact Application deadline: 5/20/2022 The Native Voices Arts Program is a collaborative, sovereignty-grounded, arts learning project between Tribal Nations, tribal compact and public schools serving Native middle school youth, OSPI (WA State Native Education,... Read more...

International Festival Seeks Volunteers

Kent International Festival Applications due: 6/1/2022 Festival date: 6/19/2022 The Kent International Festival seeks volunteers to help staff information booths, concession stands, and emcee performances throughout the day during the June 18th Kent International... Read more...

Call for Volunteers to Decide Utility Box Art

Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association The Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association seeks volunteers to read applications, interview and select artists for a project that will bring utility box art to commemorate the history of Des Moines... 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...

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Is Hiring

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation A variety of job opportunities are available with the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department. Some of the featured positions are: Summer Camp Counselors: Looking for counselors to work in the fun filled summer camp programs.... Read more...

Make & Take Activities

City of Auburn For adults: “Hello Summer” Porch Sign | Ages 14 & over | Thursday, June 2 | 6-8p | 56646 4th of July Fun Firecrackers | Ages 14 & over | Thursday, June 16 | 6-8p | 56650 Read more...

Farm Tots at Mary Olson Farm

White River Valley Museum Dates: Thursdays, 5/5-26/2022, 10-11 AM Bring your little ones (ages 3-5) to the Mary Olson Farm to learn about nature, history, and farm life while practicing early learning skills. Every week we will explore a different theme with... Read more...

Win Dinner on BAT

BAT Theatre Deadline: 5/22/2022 BAT is taking part in SoCoCulture’s “Less Is More” ad campaign to connect visitors with South King County cultural activities for Spring. Revisit your longtime favorites or discover a new place. Start exploring at:... 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...

Fred Hutch Public Art and Community Dialogue

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Deadline: 5/22/2022, 11 PM This call is open to Black/African American and Indigenous/Native American visual artists, or artist teams, who are 18 years of age or older and are residents of Washington State, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon,... Read more...

Regional Parks and Trails Public Art Plan

King County Parks and 4Culture Deadline: 5/31/2022 An artist, curator or artist team will work with 4Culture and King County Parks to develop an art plan for King County Parks’ extensive network of parks, regional and backcountry trails, and open spaces in... Read more...

Call for Plein Air Artist Instructors

Lake Wilderness Arboretum and Maple Valley Creative Arts Center The Maple Valley Creative Arts Center seeks plein air artists to lead summer workshops and classes in Lake Wilderness Arboretum and Park, in Maple Valley. To learn more, contact... Read more...

Call to Performers – Maple Valley Arts Fest

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Dates: 6/10-12/2022 The Maple Valley Days Arts Festival 2022 seeks performers for this Festival, which will take place June 10 (Art Gala), and June 11-12 (In-person Show). This show will take place at Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple... 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: 5/27/2022 – “Mother” or “Gifts, Stories of Getting What You Need”... 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...

Nominations Open for NEA National Heritage Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts Submission deadline: 5/31/2022 To honor and preserve our nation’s diverse cultural heritage, the NEA annually awards up to nine National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists, inclusive of one Bess Lomax... Read more...

Homeomorphism

Auburn Arts Commission Now through 7/4/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present a mixed media art installation, Homeomorphism, by Anthony Heinz May at Auburn’s Art on Main window-front gallery, on view April 15 – July 4, 2022. The... 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...

Environmental Literacy Grant

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Pacific Education Institute Deadline: 6/20/2022 OSPI and the Pacific Education Institute are partnering to offer grants from $1000-$25,000 for school districts to plan and/or pilot environmental literacy and... 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...

Creative Kids Visual Art Contest

Allied Arts of Renton Deadline: 5/31/2022 Allied Arts of Renton, with support from the Renton Municipal Art Commission is launching the 3rd annual creative contest for kids. This is a virtual art contest for students living in Renton or attending Renton schools.... Read more...

Community Development Block Grant

Washington State Department of Commerce Application deadline: 6/1/2022, 5 PM Funds available through this opportunity assist small cities, towns and counties in carrying out priority community and economic development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income... 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...

Free Virtual Wilderness Adventure Experiences

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Available through 5/2022 Thanks to a generous contribution from the Snoqualmie Tribe, SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is now offering virutal Wilderness Adventure experiences for classrooms, groups, and home-schoolers FREE of charge! This... Read more...

Urban Craft Uprising Events

Urban Craft Uprising Apply to be a vendor at Urban Craft Uprising’s Summer Show in Seattle, or at community events like Redmond’s Derby Days, Edmonds Spring Fest, or Tacoma Spring Fest! Multiple deadlines – learn more here. 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...

COVID Sketches Exhibit

Highline Heritage Museum Now through May 2022 Works by Winifred Harrison. The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Read more...

BAM Burien Art Market and Garden Party

Burien Arts Association BAM! Online happens between Friday, June 24 – Sunday 26. Up to 35 artists will be allowed to participate. Artists involved in the Garden Party must submit a minimum of 5 pieces for the On-Line Fundraiser, with 50% commission to... Read more...

Interested in Performing in a Renton Roadshow?

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Renton Roadshow program was designed to provide opportunities for local artists to perform during the shutdowns that resulted from COVID-19. Since the launch in February 2020, the program has become a popular opportunity bring live... 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 Registrationis 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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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