SoCoCulture Announcements

Upcoming Workshops on a Cultural Access Campaign

Inspire Washington Multiple Dates – see below In January of 2020, Inspire WA began building a coalition and creating a plan for a second cultural access campaign. In 2017, the Access for All campaign narrowly lost during the August election. Just short by .3%,... Read more...

Audition – Two Male Actors Needed for Humbug

Renton Civic Theatre Audition date: 10/3/2022, 7 PM Humbug by John Wooten will be performed at Renton Civic Theatre from December 2-17, 2022. As A Christmas Carol with a modern-day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street... Read more...

Preserving Your Family History

White River Valley Museum Date: 10/15/2022, 10-11 AM This online, free program will help you consider the old family photos, clothing, or other heirlooms in your care. Celebrate Family History Month by joining Curator of Collections Hilary Pittenger and members of the... Read more...

Bat Box Workshop

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 10/22/2022, 2-4PM Back by popular demand! Come join us at SHADOW to enjoy our Bat Conservation & Box Building Class. This year we will be partnering with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The event will start off with... Read more...

Seeking Student Leaders

League of Education Voters The League of Education Voters Policy Team, along with Investing in Student Potential coalition (ISP) partners, is launching a new program, the Student Potential Youth Advisory Council (SPYAC). If you know a student with disabilities who... Read more...

McSorley Creek Salmon Watchers Are Needed

Friends of Saltwater State Park Orientation/Training: 10/2/2022 Coho and Chum salmon come back to McSorley Creek at Saltwater State Park every fall. Volunteer to help count and monitor their return. It’s a fun and interesting activity and collects important... Read more...

Drama Classes with Megan Powell

Stage Fright Studios Dates: 10/3 – 11/28/2022 (NOTE: there will be no class on 10/31) Learn the art of storytelling and develop confidence and explore your creativity through movement, imagination, props and so much more. Theatre Bugs ages 3-4 – 4:30-5 PM... Read more...

Institutional Giving and Donor Relations Manager

Artist Trust A key role on the Artist Trust fundraising team, this person cultivates relationships with institutional funders, writes grant proposals, runs the Artist Trust Membership program, and manages the donor acknowledgement process. At Artist Trust, all team... Read more...

Call for Muralist – Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Deadline: 11/30/2022 Pacific Ballroom Dance (PBD), located in Auburn, is looking for a muralist. In an effort to increase its culturally responsive instruction, PBD would like to hire an artist to create a mural that includes information about... Read more...

Youth Action Team to Address Play Equity

King County Play Equity Coalition Deadline: 10/7/2022 KCPEC is a network of 100+ members dedicated to challenging and changing systems so we can center physical activity as a key part of healthy youth development. The Youth Aciton Team is a youth leadership gruop of... Read more...

Scholarship for Young Writers

Interlochen Arts Academy Deadline: 11/6/2022, 8:59 PM Young writers in grades 8-11 are invited to apply to Interlochen Arts Academy’s renowned creative writing program to compete for a full-tuition scholarship funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation.... Read more...

Hiring Maritime Storytelling Intern

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Applications due: 10/13/2022 Are you a passionate undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of history, journalism, or communications who has strong research and writing skills and is looking for a paid internship this... Read more...

Kathy Ross – Tinscapes

Helen S. Smith Gallery Dates: Now through 10/25/2022 Artist Kathy Ross responds to the worries of the world by breathing new life into recycled cookie tins and transforming them into sculptural objects: clouds and islands, a tree, globes, villages and landscapes and... Read more...

Festival of Trees Participation Call

White River Valley Museum Deadline: 10/6/2022, Noon For its third annual Festival of Trees exhibit, the White River Valley Museum is looking for local arts and cultural professionals to interpret the word “Dreamscapes” for tree inspiration. Only 12 applications will... Read more...

Washington Reptiles Class

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 10/8/2022, 1-2:30 PM Join us for a family-friendly workshop where we will learn about several reptiles that live in Washington state. We will talk about major groups of reptiles, introduce scientific terms, learn about unique reptile... Read more...

Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Deadline: 10/31/2022 The Jack Straw Writers Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios... Read more...

Jonathan Heyward Masterclass

Key to Change Date: 9/30/2022, 5 PM Key to Change and the Seattle Symphony present Jonathon Heyward, a conductor recently appointed as music director designate to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, who will teach three students in the Key to Change string studio in a... Read more...

National Humanities Conference Scholarships

National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils Deadline: 9/30/2022 The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) and the Federation of State Humanities Councils (Federation) are pleased to announce a new grant program to support the attendance... Read more...

New Writing Critique Groups

Plateau Area Writers Association The Plateau Area Writers Association has two new critique groups. One is a general writers’ group – with participants engaged in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, poetry and journalism. No X-rated material is... Read more...

Little Champions: Bonsai from the Evergreen State

Amazon Spheres Dates: 8/30 – 10/7/2022 The popularity of our country’s biggest, oldest trees can become their biggest threat, putting them in danger of being loved to death. One day, Washington’s biggest trees– our State’s “Champions”*–may... Read more...

Poetics As Cosmology Workshop

Cascadia Poetics Lab Dates: 10/30, 11/6, and 11/20/2022, 1-3 PM How is a stance toward writing poetry a model for living one’s life? How can the act of writing spontaneously deepen one’s intuition/guidance/connection to one’s more noble self? In this three-week course... Read more...

Call for Artists – 2023 Burien Gallery Program

City of Burien Deadline: 11/3/2022, 5 PM The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2022 Burien Gallery Program. The application deadline is Thursday, November 3, 2022. There are three location options: Burien Community Center Lobby Wall—2D Only 14700... Read more...

Private Piano Lessons for Youth and Adults

Tukwila Parks and Recreation Eight Weeks of 30-Minute Sessions on Thursdays Piano lessons for Youth and Adults on Thursdays with Local Musician Dylan Hughes. Dylan focuses his curriculum on musicality, creativity, and helping both kids and adults choose to learn and... Read more...

Beginning Fused Glass Class

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Date: 10/1/2022, 12-3 PM Astound your significant other, amaze your friends and family, be the envy of your neighborhood with your very own fused glass creations. Our class covers basic types of fusible glass and techniques that... Read more...

Valerie Sivinski Fund Historic Preservation Grant

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Deadline: 10/16/2022, 11:59 PM The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual program of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation that provides grants of up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around... Read more...

Sustained Support Grants

4Culture Deadline: 10/12/2022 Sustained Support can help your organization keep the lights on, and so much more! This unrestricted funding is awarded every two years through the three departments below—apply to the program that best fits your organization’s... Read more...

Audition – A Day in Hollywood / A Night in Ukraine

Renton Civic Theatre Dates: 9/26-27/2022, 7-10 PM This six-cast member show is an energetic fun and funny romp through the music, dance and comedy of the movies of the 1930’s. The cast is required to sing, dance (including tap) and act in the style of the movies of... Read more...

Sixth Annual We Are History Keepers Workshop

Greater Kent Historical Society Date: 10/22/2022 In conjunction with The Ethnic Heritage Council, University of Washington Libraries, and 4Culture, this free annual workshop focuses on how you can preserve the heritage of your family and your culture. It will take... Read more...

Silver Mysteries of Night

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2022 This light-based installation, created by Normandy Park artist Amber Raven, was inspired by a poem. It is part of Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow event, and can be viewed through October in the Highline Heritage... Read more...

Paintings by Andrew Woodcock

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2022 An independent fine arts professional since 1983, Andrew Woodcock paints today in his studio in Burien Washington just south of Seattle. He’s shown in dozens of juried shows and his work is in private collections in the... Read more...

COVID Sketches Exhibit

SeaTac City Hall Now through 11/2022 This collection of comic-style sketches were created by local artist Winifred Harrison during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrison, who studied art in New York, said that when the pandemic hit, she would sketch as a way to document what... Read more...

Change Leader Institute

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 9/13/2022, 5 PM Each training has 12 participants that come together for an intensive, hands-on learning session. These cohorts are small so attendees can engage in the teachings and find connection with others in... Read more...

Washington State Poetry Outloud Competition

Washington State Arts Commission Deadline: 11/18/2022, 11:59 PM All students and schools grades 9-12 may register to participate in the Washington State Poetry Out Loud program. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Students advance from classroom competitions to... Read more...

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Institute of Museum & Library Services Deadline: 11/15/2022 National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession to strengthen museum services for... Read more...

Openings on the Renton Arts Commission

Renton Arts Commission Application deadline: 9/30/2022 The City of Renton is now accepting Applications from candidates interested in serving on this thirteen member commission. Arts Commission members are volunteers who: Recognize the importance of public art in the... Read more...

Works by Cindy Shebley

Auburn City Hall Gallery Now through 11/2/2022 Cindy Shebley’s photography features the deeply affectionate, intensely friendly, and joyfully energetic pit bull dogs adopted by her family when they were just a few weeks old. “They’ve graciously agreed to be models for... Read more...

2022 Curator Roster Call

ArtsWA Deadline: 9/27/2022 The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) team is accepting applications to the 2022 Curator Roster Call until September 27, 2022. The Curator Roster is a list of people available to research and suggest... Read more...

Learn About AlterKnits

Fairwood Library Dates: 10/14 and 12/9/2022, 2:30 PM For ages 9 to adult. Join other creative fiber artists at Fairwood Library! Bring your supplies and work on current knitting, crochet and other yarn projects. Share patterns, ideas, tips and stories. Sponsored by... Read more...

Sign-ups for Rainier Youth Choirs

Rainier Youth Choirs Open now – Season runs September through June Rainier Youth Choirs is welcoming students in grades 2-12 to join for a year of song. All experience levels welcome, instrumentalists are welcome as well, to enhance your musicianship through... Read more...

Revitalize WA

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Date: 10/19-21/2022 Revitalize WA is Washington’s annual statewide conference focused on historic preservation and economic revitalization, brought to... Read more...

Song and Spoken Word Open Mic

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Last Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 PM Any and all are welcome to join us! Want to practice your new song or stand-up routine? Have a new poem you’d like to recite and get feedback from fellow writers? Join us! Participation... Read more...

Registration Open for 2022-2023 Dance Classes

Evergreen City Ballet Open now Evergreen City Ballet offers in-person classes for all ages, world-class dance instruction (in ballet, beginning jazz, and Pilates), scholarships, and performance opportunities year-round. Classes will be held in ECB’s spacious new... Read more...

Call to Decatur High School Student Artists

Federal Way Arts Commission Deadline: 1/5/2023 The Federal Way Arts Commission is now accepting applications from Decatur High School scholars for innovative designs and family-oriented illustrations with bold shapes and bright, fun colors to decorate the main utility... Read more...

Federal Way Gallery Program 2023

Federal Way Arts Commission Application deadline: 10/20/2023 The City of Federal Way Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2023 Gallery Program. A committee of the Arts Commission will select artists and determine  art placement in two galleries: The... Read more...

American Fabric by Michael Dinning

Auburn Art on Main Gallery Now through 10/2/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present an art installation, titled American Fabric, by Michael Dinning at Auburn’s Art on Main window-front gallery, on view July 11 – October 2, 2022.... Read more...

Works by Brooke Fotheringham

Community Center Gallery Now through 11/2/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of the Brooke Fotheringham at the Community & Event Center Gallery, on view July 6 – November 2, 2022. Creating mesmerizing... Read more...

Works by Xander Griffith

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Now through 11/3/2022 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Xander Griffith at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, on view July 7 – November 3, 2022. Xander Griffith creates rich works of art that pay homage... Read more...

Like Mother

White River Valley Museum Now through 12/30/2022 How are you like your mother? In what ways do you wish you were not like your mother? Like Mother is an exhibit that explores these questions and more through the works of Northwest artists. Curated by local artist and... Read more...

Auburn Arts Commission Project Support Grants

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

RFP – Together Center Wall Art

Together Center Deadline: 12/1/2022, 5 PM Together Center is a nonprofit human services center supporting Seattle’s Eastside since 1991. The 20+ nonprofit providers located at our campus in Redmond help thousands of people annually. With one trip to Together Center,... Read more...

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...

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 theme: 10/28/2022 – Silver Linings Stories should be memorized and told by heart. If you would like... 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...

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...

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...

Structural Racism in the Arts – Workshop Series

eastHUB Dates: 5/26, 9/15, 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...

Life Nude Drawing Classes

Burien Arts Association Date: Third Saturday of every month, 5-7 PM These life drawing classes will be held monthly on the third Saturday of every month at the Highline Heritage Museum. Please note – there is limited capacity, so sign-up now to reserve your... Read more...

Saltwater Park Restoration Project

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

Heritage Professional Development Stipend

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

SoCoCulture Strategic Plan 2022-2024

SOCOCULTURE STRATEGIC PLAN – 2022-2024 In the 21st Century, South King County has become one of the most diverse centers of humanity anywhere in the world – we are home to people whose ancestors have lived in this region since time immemorial, to brand-new arrivals... Read more...

Garden Work Parties

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Volunteer days are held at Lake Wilderness Arboretum every Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to noon. Show up on the day that works for you. A volunteer waiver form will need to be completed. Youth under 18 will need their waiver form signed by a... Read more...

Auburn 2021-22 Downtown Sculpture Gallery

City of Auburn Now through Summer of 2022 The City of Auburn’s 2020-2022 Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten outdoor sculptures of various sizes, types and mediums. Primarily located along Main Street, the sculpture gallery changes annually providing... Read more...

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Pavilion

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Schedule your event or ceremony at the Soos Creek Botanical Garden. This is a perfect covered venue for weddings, meetings, classes, fundraisers, memorials and family reunions. Reservations are being taken now for your 2021 celebrations,... Read more...

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Needs Volunteers

Soos Creek Botanical Garden If you have 1/2 day per week or more to share your skills and learn some new ones, please consider applying to be a Garden volunteer. E-mail info@sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org with your questions. A 90 minute Orientation is held a few times... Read more...

What Difference Do Renton Women Make

Renton History Museum In honor of the centennial of national women’s suffrage in 2020, “What Difference Do Renton Women Make?” is an online exhibit that explores the contributions that Renton women have made to the city’s history. Made possible by a grant... Read more...

Black in the Valley

White River Valley Museum This virtual exhibit covers the early history of black people in the White River Valley, from 1830 to 1970. Visit www.wrvmuseum.org/exhibits-entry/2021/2/9/black-in-the-valley  to learn more. Read more...

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve has numerous volunteer opportunities. You can help remove noxious weeds and plant native species with SHADOW’s Land Management Specialist as a Volunteer Restoration Assistant or you can help take care of... Read more...

RACIAL EQUITY MATTERS Resource List

This list is provided in conjunction with SoCoCulture’s September 16, 2020 membership meeting on Racial Equity Matters. Browse through and follow up on the programs, activities and readings that are of most interest to you. SoCo members can use these materials... Read more...

Internships at Evergreen City Ballet

Evergreen City Ballet Ongoing Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) is currently recruiting talented and hard-working individuals to join its team! If you are someone who is looking for experience in the non-profit world and would like to gain valuable insight, please reach out... Read more...

Give Me Culture Grants

Kent Arts Commission Rolling deadline The City of Kent Arts Commission’s “Give Me Culture” program offers small, flexible grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the public in Kent. Awards are... Read more...

Docents and maintenance volunteers needed

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

Opportunity Grants

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

Volunteer with Renton History Museum

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

Docents needed – Pacific Bonsai Museum

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

Touring arts roster and presenter incentive program

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

Call for loaned art exhibits

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

Call for artists – Carco Theatre lobby

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

UW Museology paid internships

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

Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

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

Creative Districts certification applications

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

Spaceworks

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

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...

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...

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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