SoCoCulture Announcements

Bat Conservation and Box Building

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 10/23/2021, 2-3:30 PM Come join us at SHADOW to enjoy our Bat Conservation & Box Building Class. Enjoy learning about bat biology, identification, and how you can help bat conservation in your own backyard by constructing your... Read more...

7 Stories

Burien Culture Hub Date: 10/22/2021, 7-8:30 PM 7 Stories is a night of storytelling to celebrate our communities’ rich cultural heritage. Stories tell us more about our friends and neighbors. The theme this evening is “Uncharted Territory.” For more... Read more...

Explore Ballroom – Tango

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in November, 11 AM-Noon Calling all beginners – dip your toes into the fun and exciting world of ballroom dance. This month, learn tango. For grades 4 – adult. $52/person for this four-week series. Pacific Ballroom... Read more...

Explore Dance – Jazz

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in November, 9-10 AM Time for those jazz hands! For ages 10 and up. $39/person for this three-week series, happening on November 6, 13 and 20. Pacific Ballroom Dance is located at 1604 15th Street SW, Suite 109, in... Read more...

Explore Dance – Tap

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in November, 10-11 AM Let’s make some noise! For ages 10 and up. $39/person for this three-week series, happening on November 6, 13 and 20. Pacific Ballroom Dance is located at 1604 15th Street SW, Suite 109, in... Read more...

Preschool Dance Enrichment

Evergreen City Ballet Beginning 11/2/2021, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM – Noon The Preschool Dance Enrichment program (PDE) expands upon ECB’s vision and values with the mission to provide quality early childhood education uniquely contextualized in the... Read more...

Public Programs Developer

Museum of History & Industry Application deadline: 11/5/2021, Noon For nearly 80 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. Position Title: Public... Read more...

Heritage Barn Grants

Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation Deadline: 10/17/2021 The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced today that applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation... Read more...

Historic Cemetery Grant Program

Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation Application deadline: 10/17/2021 he Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, together with the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Washington Trust for Historic... Read more...

Vadon Foundation Fellowship Award for Native Artists

Vadon Foundation Application deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM The Vadon Foundation supports innovative community-based initiatives that sustain healthy thriving indigenous nations in perpetuity. The Foundation supports programs working to ensure that every successive... Read more...

Jack Straw Writers Program

Jack Straw Cultural Center Deadline: 11/1/2021 Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 26th year of the Jack Straw Writers Program. To date, the program has included more than 300 writers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who represent a... Read more...

2022 Rotating Exhibits – Calls and Submissions

ShoreLake Arts Deadline: 10/31/2021 ShoreLake Arts, a not-for-profit organization, is looking for local artists to show in 2022 at our gallery in Lake Forest Park, WA. Our 5-6 week rotating exhibits feature two artists with each person showing on approximately 9 feet... Read more...

2022 Amazon Artist in Residence Program

Amazon Deadline: 10/18/2021, 11:59 PM Amazon’s Artist in Residence program returns with the fifth annual call to artists. Selected artists will work at one of two spaces on the Puget Sound Campus. Both the Seattle and Bellevue Studios offer just over 1,000 square feet... Read more...

Call for Art – Northwest Waters Art Show

Lynnwood Convention Center Gallery Deadline for digital submissions: 10/18/2021 The Lynnwood Convention Center Gallery seeks submissions of 2D Artwork from local and regional Northwest Artists for the “Northwest Waters” show, scheduled to run from Jan-June of 2022.... Read more...

Call for Artists in Seattle-Tacoma Area

LoCA (Local Contemporary Art) LoCA is currently looking for local artists in the greater Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia area to partner with us. We have placed art in over 25 venues in the Seattle area and are adding more on a weekly basis. Our artists earn 70% on every... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 for practicing artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in... Read more...

King County Farmland Leasing Program

King County Application deadline: 10/17/2021 To support the establishment and expansion of farm businesses operated by new and beginning and historically underserved farmers, the King County Farmland Leasing Program works to make farmland and infrastructure accessible... Read more...

Alan M. Painter Community Service Area Grants

King County Local Services Deadline: 12/3/2021, 5 PM Are you part of a group in unincorporated King County that’s trying to bring together the community? Your group can now apply for grant money to help your event become a reality, via the county’s Alan M. Painter... Read more...

Auburn Gingerbread Contest

Auburn Arts, Parks & Recreation Registration deadline: 11/22/2021 This fun event celebrates the holidays and brings the community together to see what Auburn can build! Register as a individual, group, family, or business and show off what you can create! There is... Read more...

Movers and Groovers

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Autumn 2021 We truly believe in dance and movement for a young child’s foundation to set them up for success in the future, no matter what they choose to do. Development of motor skills, musicality, hand/eye coordination,... Read more...

Teaching Artist Training Lab

Washington State Arts Commission Priority deadline: 10/25/2021 This program offers professional development for teaching artists of all artistic disciplines. It will run from December 2021 through June 2022. TAT Lab Core Program participants join a statewide community... 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...

Explore Ballroom Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays in October, 11 AM – Noon Calling all beginners!  Instructor Adam Lee will lead the class in exploring different styles of ballroom dance – Latin, Ballroom and Swing. This class is offered as part of Pacific Ballroom... Read more...

Explore Tahitian Dance

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: Saturdays from 10/2-23/2021, 10-11 AM Guest instructor Nanave Radford leads this class – never before offered at PBD – as part of Pacific Ballroom Dance’s Explore Dance series. For ages 10 and up. $52 for the four-week... Read more...

Call for Holiday Bazaar Vendors

City of SeaTac The SeaTac Holiday Bazaar will be happening at the SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue S, on Saturday, November 6, from 9 AM – 3 PM. Vendors selling handmade and commercial goods are welcome – but please, no yard sale goods . $40 for... 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...

Kent Seeks Art Commissioners

Kent Arts Commission Kent is seeking applicants to fill several vacancies on the Kent Arts Commission. The Arts Commission advises the City Council and staff in areas such as: Establishing cultural opportunities and arts education, improving the quality of life and... Read more...

Works by Tsehaye Haddish and Ian Shearer

Kent Centennial Gallery Seattle artist Tsehaye Haddish was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and developed a love for art in childhood. He attended various courses and participated in international exhibits to make his way to the art world. He is most proud of his work... Read more...

Call for Artists – Helen S. Smith Gallery

Helen S. Smith Gallery Application deadline: 1/1/2022 The Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is currently requesting exhibition proposals for our 2023 exhibition cycle. Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. Emerging and... Read more...

Becky Frehse – Tone Poems

Helen S. Smith Gallery Now through 12/3/2021 Tone Poems is a mixed media painting and assemblage exhibition that borrows ideas from musical concepts that use descriptive elements to evoke the meaning of a story, memory, or place. Large scale paintings are built upon... Read more...

Works by Jessica Heide

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 11/4/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of the Jessica Heide at the Community Center Gallery, on view through November 4, 2021. Northwest artist Jessica Heide creates... Read more...

Works by Quire

Auburn City Hall Gallery Dates: Now through 11/4/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Quire at the City Hall Gallery, on view September 15 – November 4, 2021. Quire creates mixed media work with images of people... Read more...

Watercolors by Emily White

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Now through 11/3/2021 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Emily White at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, on view through November 3, 2021. (Pictured at right, “Clematis.”) White is... Read more...

Call for Student Art

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Deadline: 10/15/2021 The RMAC seeks a design proposal to wrap a utility box in downtown Renton. The call is open to student artists (must be a current student, K-12) with a preference for artists living in Renton. $500 stipend will be... Read more...

Call for Artists – 2022 Burien Gallery Program

City of Burien Application deadline: 11/4/2021, 5 PM The City of Burien has issued a call for artists for the 2022 Burien Gallery Program. There are two location options: Maverick Apartments Window—2D or 3D 150th and 6th Ave SW 336 square feet window with glass on two... Read more...

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize Deadline: 11/16/2021 The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for its Fall 2021 artist grants. The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. The aim is to advance artists’... Read more...

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program

Jack Straw Deadline: 11/29/2021 The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle’s U District where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment... Read more...

5th Annual We Are History Keepers Workshop

Greater Kent Historical Society Date: 11/6/2021, 9 AM – 4 PM The Greater Kent Historical Society, Ethnic Heritage Council and UW Libraries will be presenting the fifth Annual “We Are History Keepers” Workshop via Zoom on Saturday, November 6, 2021... Read more...

Artist Trust Fellowship Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 11/8/2021, 11:59 PM Artist Trust Fellowships are merit-based awards of $10,000 for practicing artists of exceptional talent and ability residing in Washington State. These unrestricted awards are given annually to 8+ artists of any discipline in... Read more...

Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

City of Auburn Deadline: 10/21/2021 The Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence provides the opportunity for an artist to pursue their work in, and to be inspired by, the unique and beautiful setting of the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn, Washington for two months in June and... Read more...

4Culture Sustained Support and Recovery Program

4Culture Application deadline: 11/5/2021, 5 PM 4Culture has opened the first phase of its Recovery Fund. Cultural organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and below that experienced revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for this program. Eligible... Read more...

T-shirt Design Contest

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Deadline: 10/22/2021 Auburn Symphony Orchestra is seeking an artist or artists to create a t-shirt design to be featured on shirts, tote bags, and other merchandise that will be sold in ASO’s online shop. Designs should incorporate themes and... Read more...

Mandalas by Judy Romero

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2021 The Burien Arts Association, in conjunction with the Highline Heritage Museum, is pleased to present the work of artist Jody Romero. Romero is a self-taught mandala artist. Working primarily in ink and colored pencil on... Read more...

Multicultural Toys and Games

Highline Heritage Museum Now through 10/2021 Come enjoy learning about new ways to have fun! The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. For open hours and admission fees, visit www.highlinehistory.org Read more...

Salmon Counters Needed

Friends of Saltwater Park and Trout Unlimited Training Date: 10/9/2021, 10-11:30 AM Volunteer Commitment: One hour each week from October through December Did you know that salmon come back to McSorley Creek at Saltwater State Park every fall?  Coho and Chum use the... Read more...

Northwest Exposure Photo Contest

Washington Trails Association Submission deadline: 10/18/2021 Northwest Exposure is WTA’s annual photo contest that celebrates outdoor photography and the community of hikers that explore Washington’s trails. The 2021 contest will run from August 17 to... Read more...

When You Can’t Go Home

Renton History Museum Now through 11/5/2021 When You Can’t Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest is the life work of Karisa Keasey, local artist, author, and advocate. With the help of World Relief, a globally celebrated refugee resettlement... Read more...

Poetry Out Loud for Student Poets

Washington State Arts Commission Registration: 8/16 – 11/19/2021 Poetry Out Loud (POL) is for students in grades 9-12. It is part of a national arts education program that builds on elements of slam poetry and spoken word to engage students with the power of... Read more...

Call to Artists – Gallery 110 Juried Exhibition

Gallery 110 Entry deadline: 10/31/2021 Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. This gallery is located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district and reputation offers artists the opportunity to be a part of... Read more...

Opportunity Grants

Humanities Washington These grants of up to $1,000 support statewide access to public humanities presentations and events. Organizations with projects led by and serving underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Application must be received at least... Read more...

Seeking Instructors

Tukwila Parks & Recreation Tukwila Parks & Recreation is looking independent instructors interested in sharing talents and skills. You can set the fees, dates, and times of your activity. Activities can be offered on a weekly basis, 1-2 day workshop, or other... Read more...

PastForward Online 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation Date: 11/2-5/2021 Preservationists from across the country and all walks of life will come together virtually at PastForward Online 2021, the country’s only national preservation conference, to ask important questions and... Read more...

New Funding Opportunity for Museums

Washington State History Museum  Open until funding is exhausted The Washington State Library is distributing federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to States. This funding is to be used?to... 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...

Kent Cultural Arts Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 10/30/2021 The objective of the Kent Community Foundation grant is to promote educational activities that inspire or enhance learning and expand cultural arts in the Kent/Covington community.  For more information, click... Read more...

Renton’s 2021 Arts and Culture Grants

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Rolling deadline RMAC now accepting proposals for the 2021 Arts Grant Program. Funding is available for arts, cultural and heritage projects that serve residents and visitors in Renton. We encourage innovative projects by artists &... 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...

Building for Equity Learning Circles

4Culture This new webinar series from 4Culture is open to anyone working in the King County cultural sector. Acquiring or developing a cultural facility often includes working with consultants to achieve your goals. A consultant provides a needed expertise and a... 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...

Brand new resource for artists

SoCoCulture  SoCoCulture is developing a new mailing list expressly for artists, actors, musicians and others who are interested in receiving a listing of South King County-based creative opportunities on a regular basis. We hope to expand our reach to artists... 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...

Docents and maintenance volunteers needed

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

Opportunity Grants

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

Volunteer with Renton History Museum

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

Docents needed – Pacific Bonsai Museum

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

Touring arts roster and presenter incentive program

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

Call for loaned art exhibits

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

Call for artists – Carco Theatre lobby

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

UW Museology paid internships

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

Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

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

Creative Districts certification applications

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

Spaceworks

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

Residency for cultural capital producers

Washington State University Deadline: Ongoing In collaboration with Washington State University, artist and educator Peter Christenson has initiated a cultural capital scholar residency in Richland, WA and is currently seeking proposals from creatives with diverse... Read more...

T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants

4Culture Ongoing If you have an idea for a workshop, lecture, skill-building session, or program that will bring needed information, skills, inspiration, practices, or approaches into the King County heritage field, T.I.P.S. Mini-Grants can help you develop, promote,... Read more...

Art on Poverty Bay

Des Moines Outdoor sculpture gallery. Locations at Redondo Beach and Marina District. Map at www.desmoinesartscommission.com. Read more...

Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery Program, now in its eighth year, exhibits sculptures on loan from talented regional artists and displays them for all to experience. The sculptures become an integral part of the downtown... Read more...

The Story of RSBG

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Permanent exhibit Five new interpretive panels have been installed at the RSBG, giving a quick illustrated introduction to the mission of the Garden. They tell the exciting story of the purpose and adventure of the plant... Read more...

Renton History Museum seeks volunteers

Renton History Museum The Renton History Museum seeks committed volunteers who are enthusiastic about Renton’s history, to help with Saturday greeting, leading tours, assisting with programs, and working on our oral history team. Please contact kowens@rentonwa.gov to... Read more...

Remembrance trees

by Stephen Lamphear Des Moines Memorial Way was established after World War I as a living memorial to those who gave their lives in it. A privately funded effort transformed a 10-mile section into an American Elm-tree-lined road, from the Seattle City limits to the... Read more...

Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

by Chris Green From August 29 to September 17, 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County. Public school teachers in Washington state had only been granted the right to organize unions... Read more...

The value of trees

by Amanda Leon Amanda Leon is the City of Normandy Park’s Community Development and Parks Director, and a certified arborist. This is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in the May 2015 edition of Normandy Park City Scene. In 2006, the U.S.... Read more...

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world, the Garden displays over 700 of the more than 1,000 known species. The RSBG is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of... Read more...

Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

by Zachary E. Van Tassel, Greater Kent Historical Society On Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, the Mill Creek Neighborhood will host a unique ribbon-cutting event on the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue North in Kent. Late last year, the neighborhood was... Read more...

Fomenting a pro-tree movement in South King County

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture As an umbrella organization for South King County cultural groups, SoCoCulture is pleased to have as members a number of institutions that are rooted in botany (pardon the pun). Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, Soos Creek Botanical... Read more...

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...

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...

Duwamish pioneer served in Civil War militia

by Pat Brodin, Tukwila Historical Society Although the Civil War was under way on the eastern side of the nation which seemed far away from the Pacific Northwest, the conflict had coursed its way through the Washington Territory. Vast numbers of military personnel... Read more...

Neely Mansion welcomes volunteer help

Neely Mansion Association Flexible hours The Neely Mansion Association welcomes and relies on volunteer help in restoring and maintaining this valuable landmarked property as a heritage to our community. Specifically needed are volunteers to lead, coordinate, and... Read more...

Open 4Culture

4Culture Deadline: six weeks before public event 4Culture recognizes a need for an entry point into 4Culture’s funding opportunities. Open 4Culture provides awards of up to $1,500 for projects that are created by or for underserved communities of King County, and are... Read more...

Maple Valley Historical Museums

Maple Valley Historical Society First Saturday of every month The Maple Valley Historical Society operates three museums: the top floor of the Old Grade School at 23015 SE 216th Way; and the Fire Engine Museum and Gibbon/Mezzavilla Store Museum at 22012 SE 248th... Read more...

Free legal services to non-profit organizations

Wayfind Wayfind is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free business legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.Here are some examples of the legal work they can help you with: · Contracts – Review, draft, and... Read more...

The Civil War in Washington Territory

We’re very excited to announce the first program coming out of the Military Road/Civil War Sesquicentennial Project, a joint undertaking of four local historical societies. On Saturday, October 27, at 11:30 AM, the Historical Society of Federal Way is proud to... Read more...

Military Road – at the crossroads of history

Four local historical societies are collaborating on a project to draw attention to the remarkable history of a road that is often traveled by many of us who live in South King County.  Did you know that Military Road is one of the very oldest roads in the State of... Read more...

Trace Des Moines history via heritage trail

by Barbara McMichael, SoCoCulture administrator Historical photographs provided courtesy of Des Moines Historical Society  The Des Moines Beach Park Heritage Trail is a stroll back through time. The Des Moines Historical Society, with support from 4Culture, has... Read more...

Plateau Area Writers Association

Plateau Area Writers Association Speakers’ series, workshops, critique groups, and Enumclaw Plateau History Project. Find more information at https://www.plateauareawriterassociation.org/ Read more...

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Moshier Community Art Center The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th Street, is one of Puget Sound’s hidden gems. Located in Burien, the art center provides a fully equipped ceramics studio for students from beginner to advanced skill levels. Each session... Read more...