SoCoCulture Announcements

Call to poets – Poetry Postcard Fest

Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) Apply any time before 7/18/2020 SPLAB (splab.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit, was founded in Auburn on December 14, 1993. It is moving up the registration for the 14th August Poetry Postcard Fest (POPO) because SPLAB understands the global... Read more...

Biennial Lab Tech Exhibition

Helen S. Smith Gallery Now through 5/5/2020 (Note: check with Green River College to see when the campus will be re-opened, post-Covid-19 quarantine) Expertise and guidance shared with students by the Fine Art Division lab techs are second to none in a studio setting.... Read more...

Virtual Online Violin or Viola Lessons

Key to Change Dates: Weekly lessons from 3/30 – 5/8/2020 Don’t be discouraged by the current mandate to stay at home! Middle school and high school students living in South King County can get a boost and nurture their musical future by taking weekly... Read more...

Cultural Relief Fund – Fondo de Ayuda Cultural

4Culture Open: 4/1 – 5/15/2020 As closures, cancellations, and loss of work due to COVID-19 impact the King County cultural sector, 4Culture’s Cultural Relief Fund will distribute $1 million over the coming months. The first round of funding will be... Read more...

COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

Artist Trust Rolling basis The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the... Read more...

Call to Local Artists and Poets for Blue Poppy Day

Federal Way Arts Commission Application deadline extended to 4/1/2020 Now in its 9th year, Blue Poppy Day celebrates the natural beauty and talent in bloom in South Puget Sound. This free event includes access to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, a 22-acre... Read more...

Event Planning for Fundraisers

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Date: 3/26/2020, Noon Learn the following at this free online workshop: Incorporating your mission into events Converting event guests into regular donors Advice and support from your peers for your own event questions This is an... Read more...

Works of Identity

Kent Creates Ongoing The Kent Arts Commission is always seeking entries for its online exhibit called Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Its current... Read more...

Call for Submissions – Kent Creates

Kent Arts Commission Now through 6/30/2020 The Kent Arts Commission is always seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors. Its current call, through June 30, is based on the theme... Read more...

Starfire Sports 2020 Mural Project RFP

Starfire Sports Application deadline: 3/31/2020 Starfire Sports seeks proposals for a public art mural project. Mural artists are invited to submit a proposal for this exciting opportunity to provide a large-scale work of art to be displayed at Starfire’s... Read more...

Mirrors – Artist Self Portraits

Scarlet Ibis Gallery Through 4/30/2020 March and April will feature a group show of self-portraits created by a wide range of artists, with different styles, different techniques, and different ideas of self. The opening reception for the show will be during the First... Read more...

Community Garden Plots Available

Highline Botanical Garden If you have wanted to grow vegetables and don’t have the space at home, you can rent a plot in the SeaTac Community Garden located across from the greenhouse. The City of SeaTac makes these garden plots available to SeaTac residents for an... Read more...

Creative Start Site Grant

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/20/2020 The Creative Start Site Grant program will launch in Spring of 2020. The program supports schools and communities prepared to adopt a comprehensive early learning arts integration plan. We will launch... Read more...

Call for Arts-a-Glow light artists

Arts-a-Glow/Lusio Application deadline: 3/31/2020 Burien’s Arts-a-Glow Festival, scheduled for September 12 in Dottie Harper Park this year, is teaming up with Seattle’s LUSIO Festival (happening August 1) to welcome calls from light artists for either or... Read more...

ArtsEd Washington opening

ArtsEd Washington Open until filled ArtsEd Washington seeks a Development & Operations Coordinator. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and offers a flexible and family-friendly schedule. Salary $20,000. Anticipated start date: early April 2020. The mission... Read more...

Family History Research Workshop

Kent Family History Center Date: 3/27/2020, 1-3 PM Sponsored by the South King County Genealogical Society. Bring your family history research questions and use FindMyPast, MyHeritage, Ancestry, AmericanAncestors and Geneanet free! The Kent Family History Center is... Read more...

Artist Trust job openings

Artist Trust Artist Trust’s mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. The organization is located at 1835 12th Avenue, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Operations Coordinator... Read more...

Works by Jacqueline Carroll

Normandy Park City Hall Now through 5/7/2020 The Normandy Park Arts Commission will be hosting works by longtime Tukwila artist Jacqueline Carroll at the Normandy Park City Hall Gallery, located at 801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park. The exhibit is open from now... Read more...

Airport Community Ecology Grants

Port of Seattle Application deadline EXTENDED: 3/30/2020 The ACE Fund, authorized by the Port of Seattle Commission in November 2016, recognizes that neighboring communities that experience more impacts from airport operations should also experience more benefits. The... Read more...

CANCELED – Artist’s Workshop with Alyson Lapan

Highline Heritage Museum Date: 3/21/2020, 1-3 PM Alyson Lapan will lead a workshop on face painting. BAA provides the supplies for the workshop where people will learn techniques and experience the art of face painting. Registration $20 (Members... Read more...

Beach Life Class

Saltwater State Park Dates: 4/11/2020 and 5/9/2020 Learn who lives on our local beaches. Classes are free, but registration is required – contact friends.saltwater.statepark@gmail.com Saltwater State Park is located at 25205 8th Place S, Des... 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...

Works by Filmon Kifle

Auburn City Hall Gallery Dates: Now through 4/9/2020 Painter Kifle creates work that can be “characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by realistic portraits, their sensation, feeling, and passion.” The artist’s work is expressive and... Read more...

Works by Jaleh Sadravi

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 4/9/2020 Jaleh Sadravi is a mixed media Northwest artist, whose powerful portraits are intended to “tell stories of people of color whose voice and story are often silenced.” Inspired by everyday people and using language as... Read more...

History internship

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Application deadline: 3/20/2020 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has an intern position available for summer 2020! We’re seeking motivated individuals who’d like to contribute to and gain experience... Read more...

Bonsai Basics Class

Pacific Bonsai Museum Date: 3/28/2020, 1-3 PM Get your hands dirty in this interactive class as you learn about the art of bonsai. You will have the opportunity to create your own juniper bonsai to take home, along with the knowledge of how to care for it. It will be... Read more...

Two calls to artists – Transfer Station in Algona

South King County Recycling and Transfer Station Permanent Artwork with Mentorship Option Application deadline: 3/16/2020 Create site-specific or site-integrated artwork for the new South King County Recycling and Transfer Station in Algona. This is open to... Read more...

First Step Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/17/2020 First Step grants support new and growing partnerships between schools, arts organizations, and community partners. Partners work together to identify and support the “first steps” in attaining... Read more...

Call to Artists – Kent Downtown Artwalk Series

Kent Downtown Partnership Application deadline: 4/15/2020 The Kent Downtown Partnership seeks artists to participate in the 2020 Art Walk series. This is a free community event, open to all ages. Art Walks are on 3rd Thursdays, June – September, 5-8pm. Seeking... Read more...

Humanities Washington Seeks Speakers Bureau Presenters

Humanities Washington Application deadline: 4/8/2020 Humanities Washington’s longest-running and most popular program, Speakers Bureau provides communities with experts and scholars who give public humanities presentations across the state. Speakers Bureau presenters... Read more...

Hiring Interns at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve SHADOW is hiring! We are looking for outstanding individuals that are dedicated to environmental education and conservation. In March, we will be hiring for two internship positions: Restoration & Education Intern and Development &... Read more...

Museums and Democracy

Washington Museum Association Annual Conference Dates: 6/17-19/2020 As centers for community, museums can play a powerful role in encouraging visitors to participate in their local and national government, and provide tools to help visitors advocate for issues that... Read more...

POSTPONED – We Are History Keepers Workshop

Postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak. Check with Ethnic Heritage Council for updated plans. Ethnic Heritage Council Date: 3/21/2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Workshop on preserving the cultural and historical records of your ethnic community, organizations, and families.... Read more...

Women’s Suffrage Centennial – Free Materials

Washington State Historical Society Celebrate the 2020 national suffrage centennial by displaying our FREE panel exhibitions in your space. Great for classrooms, libraries, historical societies, museums, workplaces, and more! While looking at the fight for the vote in... Read more...

Heritage Capital Projects

Washington State Historical Society First stage deadline: 4/23/2020 The Heritage Capital Projects program provides grants for building projects that support public access to history. Grants are funded through the state capital budget. Nonprofits, public development... Read more...

TEMPORARILY POSTPONED – Artist Workshop

Temporarily postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic. Please check back later. Burien Arts Association Dates: Third Saturday of every month, through 9/19/2020 All supplies provided. All ages welcome. These workshops will be held at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd... Read more...

Tukwila Artist Roster Call

City of Tukwila The 2020 Tukwila Art Call is live for shows, events and programing. Tukwila regularly hires bands, teaching artists, photographers, and visual artists for events, and for programs at the Community Center. Tukwila also has exhibition space in the... Read more...

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship Program

City of Tukwila Application deadline: 3/31/2020 The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program was established in 2014. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade... Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Kent International Festival

Kent International Festival Date: 5/30/2020 The Kent International Festival is a fun and inspiring annual event that brings together the different cultures in our community and gives them a chance to showcase their special traditions in dance, music, food and more!... Read more...

Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

Repertorio Español Deadline: 4/1/2020 Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience. Original and un-produced. Full length plays (at least one hour and 15 minutes). Written in either Spanish or... Read more...

Call for Artists – New South Sound Artist Directory

Sun Road Artist Directory Kent resident Jesse McDaniel is compiling a physical artist directory of the surrounding area -particularly Kent, Auburn, Renton, Tacoma and Puyallup – with the intention of promoting creative businesses and artists in the area and... Read more...

Earthen Body – Work by Amanda Triplett

Art on Main Gallery Dates: 1/18 – 4/5/2019 Often creating very visceral and textured textile installations, artist Amanda Triplett will create an installation for the City of Auburn that “explores the relationship of our human bodies to the body of the earth... Read more...

Seeking Book Donations

Friends of the Federal Way Libraries Please consider donating your used books, magazines, and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming at the Federal Way Libraries. Your donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details – in... Read more...

Music Mends Minds – Musicians Needed

Des Moines Rotary The Des Moines Rotary Club seeks musicians for Music Mends Minds, a “sing and play along” program for people with memory issues. They have arranged for a room at Judson Park retirement center in Des Moines and are hoping to begin a... Read more...

Angle Lake Station

SeaTac City Hall Gallery This exhibit was curated by the Highline Heritage Museum and is about the new Angle Lake Light Rail Station located on S 200th Street, one block west of Highway 99 in SeaTac. It includes a discussion of some of the challenges that are... Read more...

Drop-In Figure Drawing

Burien Arts Association at Moshier Community Art Center Dates: Thursdays, 1/16-3/26/2020, 12:45-3:45 PM Mandatory set-up between 12:30-12:45 PM at Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th Street, Burien. $15 model fee to be paid each session. For more information,... Read more...

Seeking Summer ArtRageous Artist Leaders

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation The City of Auburn is seeking creative teaching artists to lead art-making activities at a variety of summer outdoor events and festivals. This is a paid opportunity, and artist selection will be made starting in January on a rolling... Read more...

Call to Artists – Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Application deadline: 3/19/2020, 10:59 PM The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence is a program offering an annual opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary... Read more...

2020 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3/25/2020 Each year the World Affairs Council hosts the World Citizen Essay contest for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members... Read more...

Sparkle

Renton History Museum Dates: 10/22/2019 – 4/8/2020 Be dazzled by Renton’s history! The Renton History Museum’s exhibit, Sparkle, explores the different ways Rentonites have worn embellished clothing. Come see 1920s flapper dresses alongside more... Read more...

ESL Classes

King County Library System Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. These classes are free. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn Mondays and Wednesdays, now through 12/11/2019, 6-8:30 PM Covington Library,... Read more...

Busking at Light Rail Stations in South King County

Sound Transit Sound Transit allows busking at both Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Angle Lake Station. To perform at these sites, buskers must follow the guidelines below. • Busking operates on a first-come, first-served basis. • Buskers can only perform... 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...

Second Saturday Art for Adults

Federal Way Library Dates: Second Saturday of every month, 2-3:30 PM Adults — discover your creativity and explore a different type of art or craft each month! See details in the calendar at www.kcls.org. No skills necessary; all classes are introductory level... Read more...

RFP – all creatives

Rhododendon Species Botanical Garden We’re looking for creatives, artists, gardeners, performers, and plant enthusiasts to collaborate with! E-mail Info@RhodyGarden.org with your ideas on how we might work together to activate the Garden with exciting new... Read more...

Snap Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: ongoing ArtsWA (the Washington State Arts Commission) invites applications for our Snap Grants Program!  Are you a small group or organization with an annual operating budget of $25,000 or less? Do you need financial... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...