SoCoCulture Announcements

Call for Art Celebrating Renton’s Rooftop Dragon

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Deadline: 2/24/2023 The City of Renton Municipal Arts Commission is seeking proposals from local artists for original pieces of art (4) for use in a community scavenger hunt event in April. Artists are encouraged to consider the theme... Read more...

Seeking Poets from America’s Rural Places

  Pulley Press Pulley Press encourages and publishes poetry by poets who write from rural places, and currently is looking for poets who have full-length book manuscripts in that vein that are available for publication. The Press also seeks poets who would like... Read more...

Food Box Volunteers Needed

Pasifika Food Networks Pasifika Food Networks needs community volunteer support to help organize, pack and hand out food boxes for the Pasifika community on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at the PICA-WA office, 33710 9th Ave S. Suite 1, Federal Way. Morning... Read more...

Seeking Executive Director

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington Preferred application status deadline: 2/28/2023 PICA-WA is looking for a visionary leader to step into the Executive Director position. We are seeking a candidate who understands the Pasifika community holistically... Read more...

Capturing a Moment with Memoir (online)

King County Library System Date: 2/13/2023, 1:30 PM For adults. Join an interactive creative non-fiction writing workshop. You will reminisce to help capture a moment in Memoir. Class facilitated by instructor Pearl Klein. SilverKite Community Arts offers online... Read more...

Crafternoon: Coloring & Collage at the Kent Library

Kent Library Date: 2/8/2023, 4 PM For tweens, teens and adults. Color pencils, nature-themed coloring sheets and collaging materials combine for an afternoon of fun. Make your art unique or just color. The Kent Library is located at 212 Second Avenue N in Kent. Please... Read more...

Going Abroad Scholarship

Going (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights) Deadline for Fall 2023: 3/15/2023, 11:59 PM Our mission at Going is to help people travel and experience the world. Since 2017, we’ve expanded this mission through The Going Abroad Scholarship (formerly Scott’s Cheap... Read more...

47th Avenue Foundation Grants

47th Avenue Foundation Rolling deadline The 47th Avenue Foundation assists 501(c)3 organizations that support children and families in King County with programs and organizations that foster a proactive approach to lifelong wellbeing. Our goal is to make the grant... Read more...

Tourism Marketing Support Program

Port of Seattle Application deadline: 2/23/2023, 2 PM In keeping with the Port of Seattle’s Century Agenda Strategic Objectives to “Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway,” the Port’s tourism development focus... Read more...

Wellness, Arts and the Military Grants

ArtsWA Deadline: 2/20/2023 Wellness, Arts, and the Military (WAM) supports the growth of artists and arts organizations who have arts and wellness programs for military connected communities. WAM began in 2017 as a Community Connections Project supported by the NEA... Read more...

Seeking an Artistic Director

Evergreen City Ballet Application deadline: 2/17/2023 Evergreen City Ballet it looking for an Artistic Director to head-up ECB’s artistic vision. You will inspire, define, articulate, and deliver the school’s artistic production, programming, education, and community... Read more...

Renton Main Street Business Pitch Competition

Renton Downtown Partnership Registration closes: 2/20/2023, 5 PM Are you an entrepreneur or an existing business looking for an opportunity to share your ideas and win the resources to open a business in downtown Renton? Look no further! The Main Street Entrepreneur... Read more...

4Culture Projects Grants

4Culture Deadline: 3/23/2023 Art Projects – For artists and arts groups to create new work, pursue opportunities, pay for materials, and more. Learn more at www.4culture.org/grants/art-projects/ Heritage Projects – Funds individuals and organizations... Read more...

Works by Amanda DeSilver

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: 1/10 – 3/7/2023 Artist Amanda DeSilver’s work is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape. Often working in painting and collage, DeSilver’s adventures in the outdoors have informed her “bold and sometimes unusual... Read more...

Dialogue in Place Internship

Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) Open until filled, but please reply ASAP The mission of the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) is to partner with our communities to explore how history connects us all. “Dialogue in Place” is a multi-year,... Read more...

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2022 History Awards

Washington State Historical Society Deadline: 2/24/2023 The Washington State Historical Society is now accepting nominations for the 2022 History Awards. The awards will be presented at an event at the Washington State History Museum in late April. Award Categories:... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 1-10-2023

SoCoCulture Meeting Notes – Tuesday, January 10, 1-3 PM  SoCo Announcements: SoCo membership renewal request will be coming to your e-mail inbox soon – we would love to have your continued participation in SoCoCulture! Please plan to renew your SoCo membership.... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 11-17-2022

Notes from SoCo’s 11/17/2022 meeting – Regrouping with Gratitude As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, many of our organizations have experienced “The Great Resignation” effect, while those of us who are still hanging in there are being run... Read more...

Call for Yellowstone Wild Bison Images, Art and Poetry

Buffalo Field Campaign Deadline extended: 3/1/2023 The Buffalo Field Campaign is gearing up for its 2024 Wild Bison of Yellowstone Country Calendar, and is  seeking beautiful wild buffalo images, art, poetry and Buffalo lore! The calendar is a true celebration of the... Read more...

This Brown Skin Girl

Highline Heritage Museum  Now through 2/2023 This exhibition showcases art by Crystal Hairston and features a compilation of original words in celebration of Black History Month. It is located in the Museum’s exterior window display on 819 SW 152nd Street in... Read more...

Jack Straw Winter Audio Workshops

Jack Straw Cultural Center Various dates in February and March Jack Straw’s audio workshops with engineer Tom Stiles are the perfect opportunity to improve your studio skills or get that first introduction to the world of audio recording and editing. To sign up... Read more...

Roger Freeman Memorial Award – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Federal Way Diversity Commission Deadline: 2/6/2023, 5 PM More than four Roger Freeman Memorial Awards, commemorating the life of former 30th District State Legislator Roger Freeman, will be awarded to outstanding Federal Way-based, 9th-12th grade scholars who can... Read more...

Send a Singing Valentine

Harmony Kings Orders filling up fast – delivery date is 2/14/2023, 9 AM – 9 PM Nothings says “I Love You” like a serenade, a red rose and a card delivered by a quartet of tuxedoed vocalists. For as little as $50 you can surprise the love of... Read more...

Call for Proposals – NEH “Crossroads” Conference

Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance Deadline for proposals: 4/3/2023  Date of conference: 10/25-29/2023 The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2023 National... Read more...

BAM Arts Fair Call for Submissions – EXTENDED

Bellevue Arts Museum Deadline: EXTENDED to 2/10/2023 Submissions are open for the 2023 Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair. The application fee is $45 per submission. This large, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest is committed to handmade excellence... Read more...

Call to LGBTQIA+ Artists

Fred Hutch Cancer Center Deadline: 2/10/2023, 5 PM Calling all LGBTQIA+ visual artists for Fred Hutch’s Public Art and Community Dialogue Program! Selected artists will create commissioned artwork informed by Community Dialogues to be displayed across the Fred Hutch... Read more...

Artists Up Mentorships

4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and ArtsWA Deadline: 1/30/2023, 5 PM Artists Up is a collaboration between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Washington State Arts Commission to connect artists with mentors through... Read more...

Northwest Folklife Seeking Applications

Northwest Folklife Open until filled Northwest Folklife is currently accepting applications for this year’s festival, taking place May 26-29 on the Seattle Center grounds! Each year the Northwest Folklife Festival features over 200 local PNW merchants offering... Read more...

Call for King County Metro Artist in Residence

King County Metro Deadline: 2/14/2023, 4 PM Act as a creative strategist, working jointly with Metro and 4Culture, to expand their collaborative potential and identify opportunities for public art programming that reflects and elevates the future of regional transit.... Read more...

Works by Lewis LaBrashé

Auburn Community Center Gallery Now through 3/3/2023 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Lewis LaBrashé at the Community & Event Center Gallery, on view January 10 – March 3, 2023. (Pictured above: 137 by Lewis... Read more...

Building for Equity Support Specialist

4Culture Deadline: 2/20/2023 The Building for Equity Support Specialist is an interdisciplinary role that provides programmatic and administrative support for Building for Equity, Preservation, and Heritage programs and initiatives. We are seeking qualified candidates... Read more...

Heritage Professional Development Stipend Program

4Culture Deadline: Ongoing through 10/31/2023, 5 PM Funds to help you participate, make connections and learn new skills for your career path in the heritage field. Any questions about the program can be directed to Megumi Nagata at megumi.nagata@4culture.org –... Read more...

Washington State Senate Page Program

Washington State Senate Application deadline: 2/13/2023 The Senate Page Program is back and running after a two-year sabbatical while the Legislature operated mostly remotely and there was no reason to have pages on the Capitol Campus. Pages serve for one week during... Read more...

New Public Free Access Funding Program

4Culture Dates:3/31/2023 4Culture’s new Public Free Access program aims to reduce the significant barrier that admission fees pose to many King County residents— particularly underserved communities—and visitors in accessing quality, relevant, cultural... Read more...

Auburn Community Matching Grant

City of Auburn Neighborhood Programs Deadline: 3/31/2023 Community Matching Grant: This reimbursement, project-based grant provides funding for community-based projects. Some example projects could be community gardens, Little Free Libraries, playground and park... Read more...

Auburn Community Fund

City of Auburn Neighborhood Program Deadline: 3/31/2023 The Community Fund: This is only the second year of this program, focused on communities that are in the Valley and Plateau areas of Auburn. Community members can submit projects to the Neighborhood Programs... Read more...

Thousands of Small Steps

Art on Main Gallery Dates: 1/14 – 4/2/2023 Artist Stephanie Krimmel’s “Thousands of Small Steps” celebrates growth and perseverance by demonstrating the cumulative effect of daily practice and presenting growth as a constant yet non-linear... Read more...

Seeking Auburn Arts Commissioners

City of Auburn The City of Auburn is seeking applications from Auburn residents for two vacancies on the Auburn Arts Commission starting in 2023. Within funds appropriation, the Arts Commission may, alone or in cooperation with any other private, civic or public body... Read more...

Seeking Kent Arts Commissioners

City of Kent The Kent Arts Commission advises the City Council in areas such as establishing cultural opportunities and arts education, improving Kent’s quality of life and enhancing the aesthetic environment, and promoting Kent as a center for great arts. Visit... Read more...

Life Drawing Class

Burien Arts Association In 2023, this life drawing class with a nude model will be hosted by the Burien Arts Association and held quarterly at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. Kevin Boze will be the instructor. Participants must bring their... Read more...

Unpublished Writing Contest

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Deadline: 3/30/2023, Midnight the 2023 PNWA Unpublished Contest is open for submissions. $40 entry fee for PNWA members and $55 for non-members. Categories have changed from previous years and beginning this year uploaded in a... Read more...

Challenge America

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 4/27/2023, 8:59 PM Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations forprojects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural... Read more...

Kent Community Foundation Arts and Education Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 7/31/2023 Each year the Kent Community Foundation accepts proposals from community groups and schools for cultural arts and education programs. The Foundation awards grants on a semi-annual basis:  January 31 and July 31 deadlines.... Read more...

Covid-19 Unmet Needs Grants

Kent Community Foundation Deadline: 2/17/2023 The Kent Community Foundation COVID-19 Unmet Needs Grant is designed to provide funding for capacity building. This can include website improvements, collaboration and building partnerships. Efforts funded by this grant... Read more...

Free Dance Workshops for Tweens and Teens

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: 4/8/2023, 5/13/2023 For ages 10-18, learn waltz and cha cha at Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th Street SW, #109, in Auburn. No experience or partner necessary. Sign up at pacificballroom.org/workshops or call 253-939-6524 for more... Read more...

Call for Entries – Cadence Video Poetry Festival

Northwest Film Forum Deadline: 3/1/2023 Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in 2023, in-person April 27–30 and online April 27–May 7. Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle... Read more...

Teaching Artist Opportunities

Youth in Focus Youth in Focus’ mission is to empower youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. We believe all students should have equitable access to high-quality arts education to develop their... Read more...

Call to Artists – Arts Explosion

Federal Way Arts Commission and Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation Deadline: 3/15/2023 The first Annual “Arts Explosion” Festival is a juried art competition in three categories: Photography/Digital; Two-Dimensional artwork; and Three-Dimensional artwork. It will... Read more...

Renton Arts and Culture Grants Program

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Awards made quarterly in 2023 Renton Municipal Arts Commission offers grants to individuals, organizations and community groups for arts and culture projects and events that serve the general public in Renton. The commission encourage... Read more...

Genealogy Volunteers Needed

South King County Genealogical Society SKCGS partners with the King County Library System in Auburn by offering a Genealogy Help Desk (GenDesk) to assist library patrons with ancestor research. GenDesk is available monthly on the fourth Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. We... Read more...

Danceventure Spring 2023 Sessions

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Beginning 1/14/2023, 9 AM Know a future dancer? Overwhelmed on where to start? Try Danceventure, a 5-week program for students ages 5-7, where they get to try a new style of dance each week. After 5 weeks we hope you find the class... Read more...

SoCo Leadership Team Members Needed

SoCoCulture Beginning 1/2023 What do SoCoCulture Leadership Team members do? They… Provide SoCoCulture with your perspectives and opinions on the needs of SoCoCulture members Provide ideas for professional development topics; “hot topics” in the cultural arena... Read more...

Arts 4 All Champions

Arts for All Coalition The Arts for All (A4A) Coalition is a collective impact initiative working for the full inclusion of arts learning across Washington State’s PreK-12 public education system. Founding partners include ArtsEd Washington, the Office of the... Read more...

World Citizen Essay Contest for Students

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/19/2023, midnight Each spring, the World Affairs Council hosts the WCEC for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...