SoCoCulture Announcements

Artist Workshop

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 Street, Burien. Class fee: $20. ($15 for Museum and Arts Association... Read more...

The Art of Campaign Posters

Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien Date: 3/19/2020, 6:30 PM Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn Date: 3/21/2020, 10 AM Explore the history of campaign art in the United States, share personal stories related to election campaigns, and... Read more...

Connective Fibers Workshop

Fairwood Library Date: 2/4/2020, 4-6 PM Join a circle of creative fiber artists, and craft your own unique projects. A volunteer will be available to help teach how to knit, crochet, loom and read patterns. If you’re already a yarn expert, join us and help teach... Read more...

Arts in Nature Festival – Call to Artists

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) Application deadline: 1/31/2020 The Delridge Neighborhoods Develoment Association (DNDA) seeks artists of all disciplines: performers, installation artists, musicians and visual artists to take part in the 2020... Read more...

Call to King County Visual Artists

Seattle Art Museum Application deadline: 2/1/2020 The Community Gallery at Seattle Art Museum is meant to showcase groups that make art and build community in King County, especially work by and for communities and artists who are underrepresented in the museum world... Read more...

Explore African History through Art

Renton Highlands Library Date: 2/21/2020, 4:30-5:30 Celebrate Black History month with local art docent Trenise Williams. Choose different shapes, textures and colors to design your very own West African-inspired mask. Learn the concept of symmetry and utilize fine... 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...

Art Service Organization Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 2/24/2020 This grant provides operating support to regional and statewide non-profit arts service organizations. Art Service Organizations provide training, workshops, conferences, networking, technical assistance... Read more...

Pruning Master Class with Rich Hildner

PowellsWood Garden Date: 2/15/2020 Rich Hildner is the owner of Smith Berry Barn in Hillsboro, Oregon. As the original head gardener at PowellsWood Garden, he played a pivotal role in the Garden’s early development. He holds a degree in Horticulture from... 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...

Intro to Portraiture Drawing

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Date: 2/19/2020, 6:30-8:30 PM In this great new class you will learn the fundamentals of Portraiture. You will be introduced to  the basics of anatomy of the human head and learn to create life-like portraits with traditional drawing... Read more...

Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Date: 2/15/2020, Noon-3 PM Check out this unique class! Pysanky are intricate colorful designs created on the egg shell through the layering of beeswax and dyes. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 to register or... Read more...

Intro to Traditional Drawing

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Date: 2/5/2020, 6:30-8:30 PM In this fun intro class, you will develop skills in representational drawing. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 to register or register online. Fee:$50 (Auburn resident) /$63... 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...

Executive Director Search

Pacific Ballroom Dance Application review begins immediately, position start date in late April or early May The position will be open until filled. To learn more about this opportunity, please click on the Executive Director Search Profile. The planned start date for... 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...

Amate Paper Painted Birds Art Workshop

Federal Way Library Date: 1/29/2020, 11 AM – 12:30 PM Amate Bark paintings are made by artists of the Otomi communities in Mexico. Use special paper and paint to create a simple bird with flowers in this folk tradition. Presented by Amaranta Sandys, ArtMaranth... Read more...

African Dance Workshop

Federal Way Library Date: 2/22/2020, 2:30-4 PM Join the Gansango African Music and Dance Company, a group of talented musicians and dancers, and learn contemporary and traditional West African dances. Family program, all ages welcome. This program is free. The Federal... 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...

Project Feast Kitchen Assistant

Project Feast Applications being accepted now Project Feast is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to empower refugees and immigrants by preparing them for culinary careers in Washington State. We offer an 18-week Culinary Skills Apprenticeship Program for... Read more...

Preservation Special Projects Grants

4Culture Application deadline: 3/4/2020, 5 PM The people and organizations preserving our historic spaces take on all kinds of challenges, from advocacy to long-term stewardship planning. Preservation Special Projects grants pave the way to a built environment that is... Read more...

Heritage Project Grants

4Culture Application deadline: 3/4/2020, 5 PM Heritage Project Grants fund individuals and organizations documenting, sharing, and interpreting King County heritage. Through Heritage Projects we support the people and organizations making history relevant and... Read more...

Arts Project Grants

4Culture Application deadline: 3/4/2020, 5 PM Art Projects grants fuel the experiences, sights, and sounds that make up the cultural fabric of King County. If you are sharing your work with the public, we can help you bring your ideas to life. This year, Art Projects... Read more...

Call for Proposals – Museums and Democracy

Washington Museum Association Proposal deadline: 1/31/2020 The Washington Museum Association (WaMA) will be heading to Olympia, our state’s capitol, for its 2020 Annual meeting. As centers for community, museums can play a powerful role in encouraging visitors to... Read more...

Works by Jenna Howell

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: 1/9 – 3/5/2020 Artist Jenna Howell will be sharing an exhibition of her whimsical and colorful watercolor paintings. Howell is an arts educator also and she loves use her passion for art as encouragement for others to “pick up a... Read more...

Valley 6 Drive-In Photographs by Lana Blinderman

Auburn Community Center Gallery Dates: 1/8 – 2/20/2020 Lana Blinderman is a Northwest documentary photographer whose work explores urban architecture. Auburn Arts present a collection of Lana’s photographs of the beloved Valley 6 Drive-In Theatres prior to... Read more...

Works by Diane Keck

Auburn City Hall Gallery Dates: 1/8 – 2/20/2020 Capturing her hometown of Auburn, local artist Diane Keck finds inspiration for her charming pastel artworks in the “trees and greenery of parks and trails,” providing her “endless opportunities to capture new... Read more...

Writing an Artist Statement

Artist Trust Date: 1/29/2019, 6-8 PM Artist statements are hard to write, but they’re an important tool for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, led by Artist Trust program manager Lydia Boss, you’ll learn the basics of writing successful artist... Read more...

Call to Artists – 3rd Thursday Art Walk

Kent Downtown Partnership Open until filled The 3rd Thursday Art Walk happens in downtown Kent from June – September, 5-8 PM.   We are currently seeking interested artists to participate in our 2020 season, which runs from May through September. We are looking... Read more...

Auditions for HAIR

Renton Civic Theatre Dates: Sunday, 2/9/2020, 6:30-10 PM             Monday, 2/10/2020, 7-10 PM             Callbacks: Monday, 2/17/2020, 7-10 PM Show dates will be June 5-20, 2020. All roles are available. Various ages sought from 18-45. A stipend is paid to all... Read more...

Empty Bowls Volunteers Needed

Burien Empty Bowls Date: 1/31/2020, lunch and dinner shifts The Burien Empty Bowls Event is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers. Jobs include: soup server, bread and cookie servers, beverage servers, table cleaners, bowl monitors, raffle table,... 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...

Art in Nature – Block Printing Workshop

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 2/1/2020, 1-3 PM Join us at this one of a kind, nature themed Block Printing Workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a design on paper, transfer your image on to a soft carving block (not the linoleum or wood block that... 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...

Call to Artists – Auburn Pianos on Parade

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Application deadline: 3/1/2020 Seeking individual artists to participate in Auburn’s Annual Pianos on Parade program.  Artists will artistically alter benches that will be placed throughout Auburn in August 2020. Additional... Read more...

Call to Artists – Auburn Benchmarks

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Application deadline: 3/1/2020 Seeking community groups to participate in Auburn’s Annual Benchmarks program.  Groups will artistically alter benches that will be placed throughout Auburn, June – September 2020. Additional... Read more...

Fused Glass Jewelry

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Date: 1/29/2020, 6:30-8:30 PM Take this fun class and create a unique gift for that special person in your life! During this class you will learn the basics of glass fusion, and create your own art pieces. Upon completion of this... Read more...

2020 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/13/2020 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 about the... Read more...

Works by Kree Arvanitas and Victor Kimsey

Normandy Park City Hall Gallery Now through 1/31/2020 Kree Arvanitas is a mixed-media artist based in Seattle, with cultural and family roots in Greece and the Netherlands. An autodidact, she has been drawing since childhood. Retired structural engineer Victor Kimsey... Read more...

Winter Exhibits at Highline Heritage Museum

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 3/2020 Every quarter, the Highline Heritage Museum hosts three community-based exhibits, showcasing special resources around the Highline area. From now through the first quarter of 2020, the three exhibits will be: Local artist... Read more...

World War II – Washington Remembers

Historical Society of Federal Way Date: Now through 5/2020 Building on a traveling exhibit provided by Legacy Washington, the Historical Society of Federal Way has curated an exhibit of stories and military artifacts from Federal Way service members who fought in... 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...

Litho and Intaglio Prints of Sheila Coppola

Burien Arts Association’s Pop-Up Exhibit at Highline Heritage Museum Now through 2/29/2020 The Burien Arts Association is pleased to feature the litho and intaglio prints of Sheila Coppola in the December exhibit at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd... Read more...

The Zanies – a Panto-style Acting Class for Kids

Centerstage Theatre Dates: 1/28 – 2/20/2020 This winter education program from Centerstage is open to youngsters in the 4th-8th grades. This class will introduce students to the basics of an outside-in approach to acting with a focus on comedy, drawing from the... 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...