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4Culture

4Culture advances community through arts, heritage, preservation and public art. A public agency chartered by King County government in 2003, 4Culture is committed to advancing the highest quality of life and sense of community through investing in cultural citizens... Read more...

Allegro Performing Arts Academy

Allegro Performing Arts Academy just celebrated its 18th Anniversary in January 2014!  We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of training in the performing arts for all ages and levels. Allegro has recently received the honor of “#1 dance studio in the NW and... Read more...

Allied Arts of Renton

The purpose of Allied Arts of Renton, Inc. is to cultivate a community that values all forms of art in order to enrich lives, make arts accessible to all, celebrate the diversity of art and encourage maximum participation in the arts.  Among the activities we sponsor:... Read more...

Arts Alive!

Based in Enumclaw, Washington, Arts Alive! Center for the Arts is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that exists to foster art awareness and provide support for our highly diverse and talented community of visual, performing and literary artists on the Enumclaw... Read more...

Arts Unlimited

Arts Unlimited is comprised of a group of artists, business owners, and volunteers throughout the Northwest who have a common goal of building and connecting community through the arts. • Paul Hebron, President • PO Box 841; Renton WA  98057 •... Read more...

Auburn Arts Commission

The Arts Commission’s purpose is to foster the growth of the arts in Auburn through the presentation of various arts programs, community initiatives and program partnerships. Through a shared vision, leadership and service, the Auburn Arts Commission’s goal is... Read more...

Auburn Symphony Orchestra

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra is one of the more astonishing stories in the Seattle-area music world during the past decade, raves the Seattle P-I. Led by music director Stewart Kershaw, the Auburn Symphony (many of whose musicians also play in the Pacific Northwest... Read more...

Auburn Valley Creative Arts

Auburn Valley Creative Arts (AVCA) is a non profit organization that provides area artists with an opportunity to network, take classes,  display and sell their work. AVCA interacts with diverse communities within the greater Auburn area providing cultural enrichment... Read more...

Aunt Dottie’s Sing-Along Cabaret

This ain’t your mama’s cabaret! Nope, this is a raucous, rowdy, interactive show that’s different every time. Aunt Dottie and her Nephew Aaron bring their unique brand of entertainment to this all-requests cabaret full of pop, rock, laughs, and surprises. You never... Read more...

Black Diamond Historical Society

The mission of the Black Diamond Historical Society shall be the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of the history of Black Diamond and environs, as it relates to King County and the State of Washington. The Black Diamond Museum is open every Thursday, 9 AM... Read more...

Burien Actors Theatre

Burien Actors Theatre is committed to being a leader in entertainment by producing intriguing professional shows with the highest artistic integrity that excites, engages and involves both the local and expanding artistic communities in the Puget Sound Region. Eric... Read more...

Burien Arts Commission

The City of Burien’s Arts Commission promotes and nurtures the arts as an essential component of City life. The City of Burien also oversees the Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th in Burien. Moshier provides a fully equipped ceramics studio for students from... Read more...

Burien Arts/Burien Arts Association

Burien Arts provides local, public access to the visual and performing arts for citizens of southwest King County.  Many of the programs are free and appeal to all ages including the Burien Arts Gallery at 826 SW 152nd Street, July and August Shakespeare in the Park... Read more...

C.A.S.T. – Chalet Arts Showcase Theater

The Chalet Arts Showcase Theater’s mission is to provide the Enumclaw Plateau with a center for the performing arts that enhances, celebrates and promotes the cultural and educational experience of the performing arts. C.A.S.T. supports comedy, concerts, movies,... Read more...

Carco Theatre

Carco Theatre is a 300-seat facility with many amenities and flexible hours, making it suitable for business meetings, seminars, receptions, and other activities. Cassie Welliver, Theatre Manager 1717 Maple Valley Highway; Renton WA 98057 206-453-1489... Read more...

Cascade Foothills Chorale

The Enumclaw Plateau’s choir since 1976.  An adult SATB chorale that performs two major concerts per season. No auditions required to join. $40 dues for each spring & fall concert. Fun-laughter-music! Come join us! Carole Garcia PO Box 1347; Enumclaw WA... Read more...

Centerstage Theatre

Centerstage is one of Western Washington’s oldest established theatre companies. Founded in 1977, Centerstage is contracted by the City of Federal Way to manage and operate the Knutzen, which is a city-owned facility. The company is committed to producing high... Read more...

Chalet Arts Showcase Theater

The mission of CAST is to provide a center for the performing arts that enhances celebrates and promotes the cultural and educational experience of the performing arts. Bonnie Stuart Azzelino, Secretary CAST, Box 233, Enumclaw WA  98022 253-862-9303... Read more...

Covington Arts Commission

The Arts Commission is a Cultural Services organization. The Arts Commission is charged with assessing the artistic and cultural needs of the citizens of Covington and to ensure the health and livability of the community. Pat Patterson, Recreation and Aquatics Manager... Read more...

Des Moines Arts Commission

The City  of Des Moines Arts Commission established in 2006 represents the interests of the City in matters of the arts to inform assist sponsor or coordinate with arts organizations artists and others for the cultural advancement of the community. 1000 S 220th... Read more...

Des Moines Historical Society

The Des Moines Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts of Des Moines for generations to come. • Rick Johnson, Treasurer • Box 98055; Des Moines WA 98198 • 253.279.3310 • redondorick@comcast.net •... Read more...

Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association

Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association is dedicated in its mission to honor those who died in World War I by advocating for the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of Des Moines Memorial Drive as a unique, living historic monument through... Read more...

EntrePre Arts Consulting

EntrePreArts Consulting, LLC is a private company that specializes in improving nonprofit infrastructure and resource development, and provides services in enterprise management and program development to Pacific Northwest arts organizations. If your arts organization... Read more...

Evergreen City Ballet

Providing the highest quality performances for audiences in the Puget Sound region while developing dancers and educating a diverse public and its youth in the art of dance. Erin Stevens, Marketing Coordinator 2230 Lind Avenue SW; Renton 98057 425.228.6800... Read more...

Federal Way Chorale

Since 1993, the Federal Way Chorale has distinguished itself through dynamic performances and professional presentation of demanding choral literature.  An exciting and fun group with approximately 70 members, and two major concerts each year, anyone who loves to sing... Read more...

Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center

The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is a 41,000 square foot multi-faceted center that will bring cultural performances, live musicians, professional entertainment, meetings and workshop facilities to the heart of Federal Way’s downtown. Currently... Read more...

Federal Way Symphony

Largest arts group in the South Sound area, offering six concerts of diversified programming per season, discounts for seniors, children under 18 admitted free. PO Box 4513;  Federal Way WA 98063-4513 253.252.2693 adminoffice@federalwaysymphony.org... Read more...

Gateway Concert Band

The Gateway Concert Band’s mission is to provide musical enjoyment to its members and participate in community activities of the greater Enumclaw Plateau Area; Sumner; Bonney Lake; Buckley; Black Diamond; Maple Valley and others.  Open enrollment policy – see... Read more...

Greater Kent Historical Society

The Greater Kent Historical Society operates the Kent Historical Museum, which is located in the Bereiter House in downtown Kent. Built in 1908, the historic home is furnished with period furniture and exhibits of local artifacts. Garden artwork commemorates the local... Read more...

Harmony Kings, Men’s A Cappella Chorus

This talented group of men representing multiple generations and backgrounds provide a fun, high quality musical experience in tight four-part harmony, and have entertained the South Puget Sound area for over 55 years! Scott Clark, Chorus Manager PO Box 3202; Federal... Read more...

Heavier Than Air Family Theatre

A unique community theatre, on the campus of Green River Community College, Heavier Than Air Family Theatre brings quality family theatre to the area through the combined use of professional, local actors and children. Joe Baker, Director 12401 SE 320th Street; Auburn... Read more...

Highline Botanical Garden Foundation

Preserving Our Garden Heritage: We manage and develop a community-owned garden that demonstrates sound horticultural and environmental practices and that creates beauty for public enjoyment.  Includes the historically significant Seike Garden and the Elda Behm Garden... Read more...

Highline Historical Society

Highline Historical Society provides public historical programs throughout Highline and mounts exhibits at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street. Our members are anticipating our new museum in historic Burien soon.  We welcome volunteers. Cyndi Upthegrove, Managing... Read more...

Highline Public Schools

The Visual and Performing Arts are a vital part of the core education experience in the Highline School District, which serves approximately 18,000 students Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park,... Read more...

Historical Society of Federal Way

The Historical Society of Federal Way serves its public through researching, preserving, teaching, documenting and indexing the human history of the Greater Federal Way area to build a sense of community, identity, and heritage. The Historical Society of Federal Way... Read more...

Interurban Center for the Arts

The Green River College established the Interurban  Center for the Arts in 1984. Th Endowment ensures the continuation of the ICA as a nonprofit organization providing arts enrichment for approximately 14,000 elementary children in South King and Pierce Counties. The... Read more...

Jeanne Burbidge

Jeanne Burbidge is the Deputy Mayor of Federal Way. • 253-835-2401 • jeanne.burbidge@cityoffederalway.com • wa-federalway.civicplus.com Read more...

Karen Meador

Karen Meador is an award-winning writer and historian. Her work has appeared in numerous venues including Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History. An AKCHO Board Member, she served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the King County Historic Preservation... Read more...

Kent Arts Commission

The Spotlight Series features performances by regional, national and international touring artists in a variety of genres. The schedule features 8-10 performances on two stages. The Summer Concert Series presents live, FREE! performances in Kent’s beautiful... Read more...

Kent School District No. 415

The Kent School District services students from Kent, Covington, Black Diamond, and Renton. With 40 schools there are various concerts, theatrical productions and presentations throughout the year. Cynthia Huber, Curriculum Coordinator 12033 SE 256th Street; Kent WA... Read more...

King County Library System

The King County Library System has over 17 community libraries throughout South King County, offering a variety of story times, writers’ groups, computer classes, book clubs, multicultural programs and citizenship preparation classes.  For more information about... Read more...

Maple Valley Historical Society

The Maple Valley Historical Society is preserving the history of the Maple Valley, Hobart, Taylor, and Ravensdale areas. The Society has three museums depicting what life has been like in the area – see Exhibits page. Dick Peacock PO Box 123; Maple Valley WA ... Read more...

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra-based music education program with playing groups for every level of player from beginning to advanced. The mission of the MVYSO is this: “As the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, we will enlighten the... Read more...

Neely Mansion Association

The mission of the Neely Mansion Association is to restore and maintain the Neely Mansion as an historic house that actively interprets for the public the rich agricultural, pioneer, and ethnic heritage of the Mansion, its families and its surroundings in the Green... Read more...

New City Dance Foundation

We exist to support the vision of New City Dance Company: No Dancer is Turned Away. Through our fundraising efforts, we grant scholarships for families who need a little help with tuition, dance shoes or materials. Jill de la Pierce, President New City Dance... Read more...

Nomura Art

Created by George and Betty Nomura, Nomura Art oversees the collection of Kenjiro Nomura, Northwest School, with his art from the 1920s-1950s.  Nomura Art also manages George’s artwork.  In addition, the Nomuras work to provide art activities for children. Betty... Read more...

Normandy Park Arts Commission

The Commission is responsible for encouraging and providing programs for cultural enrichment of Normandy Park citizens, and coordinating with and strengthening existing organizations in the field of art. Zen McManigal, Chair 801 SW 174th Street; Normandy Park WA 98166... Read more...

Northwest Associated Arts

This Burien-based choral program sponsors several choirs: ChoralSounds, KidSounds, YouthSounds, TeenSounds, and now SilverSounds Northwest!  Concerts combine clever dialogue and staging with great singing and dancing to create fun shows appealing to the entire... Read more...

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra is to be the premier orchestra in performing and promoting the music of contemporary northwest composers while also performing, and educating, the public in the full spectrum of classical music. Dr. Anthony Spain,... Read more...

Orchestra of Flight

The Orchestra of Flight is a volunteer community orchestra performing in the Puget Sound area since 1983. Under the direction of Matthew Kruse, the Orchestra presents four concert series per season, which runs from September to early June. Performances are on Monday... Read more...

Pacific Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance builds character in youth by providing a positive ballroom dance experience.  Our values promote inclusiveness, dedication, leadership, teamwork, fitness, respect, and excellence.  Our vision is to provide youth with a positive artistic, social... Read more...

Pacific Bonsai Museum

The Pacific Bonsai Museum features world-class bonsai from around the globe. Free and open to the public six days a week, this cultural gem offers contemporary and traditional bonsai exhibits, group tours, education and special events. Liz Sullivan, Museum Coordinator... Read more...

Plateau Area Writers Association

Comprised of aspiring and accomplished writers, PAWA meets the second week of March, June, September and December at the Enumclaw Library; publishes a Quarterly and Anthologies; supports critique groups, classes, and student writing competitions fostering... Read more...

PowellsWood Garden

In order to preserve green space in an increasingly urbanized neighborhood, in 1993 Monte and Diane Powell purchased a 40 acre portion of the Cold Creek ravine and began to restore the land. Now operated by the PowellsWood Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3, this secluded... Read more...

Rainier Chorale

The Rainier Chorale is a 70-voice community chorus based in Kent. Under the direction of Ron Bayer, we are entering our 31st season with an outstanding program featuring works by sacred, secular, classical and popular composers. New singers are welcome – contact us... Read more...

Rainier Symphony

One of the finest community orchestras on the West Coast, Rainer Symphony reaches over 5,000 people a year with a broad range of music from the classical and pops repertoire.  Diverse membership includes teachers, physicians, engineers, business professionals and... Read more...

Rainier Youth Choirs

RYC offers an exceptional and affordable children’s and youth choir music education and performance program for boys and girls. Chorus levels available for singers grades 4 through college. Karen Fulmer, Executive Director Box 5336; Kent WA  98064 253-315-3125... Read more...

Renton History Museum

The Renton Historical Society is a non-profit organization that supports the operations of the Renton History Museum from the private sector. The RHS offers memberships to anyone interested in the history of the greater Renton area. Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Director... Read more...

Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Every season brings an amazing collection of world music, family theatre and dance to the south side of Lake Washington! Barbara Fujita 400 S 2nd Street;  Renton WA 98057 425.204.2310409 barbara.fujita@rentonschools.us... Read more...

Renton Municipal Arts Commission

The Renton Municipal Arts Commission promotes community involvement in the arts through exposure, education and participation. Paul Hebron and Marsha Rollinger, co-chairs 1055 South Grady Way;  Renton WA  98057 425.430.6589 www.rentonwa.gov/government/... 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...

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority markets the Southside region (SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines) for tourism. Lisa Schwartz, Destination Development Manager 3100 S 176th Street, Suite 200; SeaTac WA  98188 206.686.7264 lisa@seattlesouthside.com... Read more...

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve stewards critical habitat, increases access to green spaces, and provides inclusive environmental education to cultivate a land use ethic throughout the Puget Sound Region. Max and Erin Prinsen 21656 184th Avenue SE; Renton WA 98058... Read more...

South King County Genealogical Society

The South King County Genealogical Society’s aim is to stimulate interest in genealogy and aid individual members in compiling their family records; seek genealogical and historical knowledge; preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors; and promote the... Read more...

The Federal Way Coalition of Performing Arts

We have seven performing groups; FWCPA’s mission is promoting the performing arts and working with the city toward a 700 seat performing arts, culture and conference center in Federal Way. Joann Piquette 302 S 295th Place; Federal Way WA 98003 253.839.4389... Read more...

The Hi-Liners, Inc

The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre is a youth theater program dedicated to teaching and advancing the performing arts (theater, music, dance) to the school age youth of South King County. The DownStage Center Educational Division is focused on supplying a safe environment... Read more...

Tukwila Arts Commission

The five-member City of Tukwila Arts Commission encourages and aids programs for the cultural enrichment of the Tukwila community. Sponsored programs include the Commission’s Annual Art Show & Competition and support of the Community Actors’ Summer... Read more...

Tukwila Equity & Diversity Commission

The Equity & Diversity Commission of Tukwila is a partnership between the City of Tukwila & the Tukwila School District working together to promote cultural diversity programs and activities. Councilmember Joan Hernandez 15224 Sunwood Boulevard; Tukwila WA... Read more...

Tukwila Historical Society

We preserve the cultural, architectural, geological and historical heritage of Tukwila through preservation of photographs, documents, oral histories, buildings, and natural resources. Pat Brodin, President 14475 59th Avenue S; Tukwila WA 98168... Read more...

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association

WOTFA is a non-profit organization formed to preserve and promote old time fiddling and related arts.  Join King County District 6 for playing and listening activities described on our web site.  WOTFA small groups play for nursing and retirement homes and other civic... Read more...

White River Valley Museum

Whether you walk through a pioneer cabin, climb aboard a caboose and play in a one-room school, the award-winning White River Valley Museum presents history in a fun and involving way.  Permanent exhibits focus on the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, pioneer life,... Read more...