SoCoCulture Announcements

Volunteer work party – Pacific Bonsai Museum

Pacific Bonsai Museum Date: 4/20/2019 Two days before Earth Day 2019, join your fellow forest-loving, community members in a work party to help around the Museum. Volunteers will be helping with much-needed jobs like raking, clearing forest debris, pulling weeds, and... Read more...

Bonsai Basics class

Pacific Bonsai Museum Date: 4/20/2019, 1-3 PM This popular Bonsai Basics class will be back in the Pacific Bonsai Museum pavilion on April 20. Pacific Bonsai Museum Bonsai Gardener, Patrick Buckholz, will be your teacher as you create your very own bonsai to take... Read more...

Call to artists – Auburn 2019 artist mural project

City of Auburn Application deadline: 4/26/2019, 10:59 PM The City of Auburn seeks an artist or artist team to create a mural on the two surfaces on the underpass of the bridge located on F Street SE between 4th Street SE and 5th Street SE. The location is located... Read more...

Makers – spring break drama camp for youth

Centerstage Camp dates; 4/8-12/2019, 9 AM – 3 PM Our troupe of young creators will make change through making plays. They will develop original theater pieces through improvisation games, storytelling and creative writing. We will develop community and... Read more...

My Hometown writing contest

White River Valley Museum Submission deadline: 3/24/2019 The White River Valley Museum is hosting a writing contest for all junior and senior high school students in Auburn, WA. The second annual “Connie” award pays homage to beloved local author and Museum Board... Read more...

Pysanky II – Ukrainian Easter Eggs

City of Auburn Date: 3/30/2019, 1-4 PM Pysanky are intricate colorful designs created on the egg shell through the layering of beeswax and dyes. Participants in this workshop need to have completed the introductory pysanky workshop. You will be introduced to etching a... Read more...

Pysanky I – Ukrainian Easter Eggs

City of Auburn Date: 3/23/2019, 1-4 PM Check out this unique class! Pysanky are intricate colorful designs created on the egg shell through the layering of beeswax and dyes. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the rich traditions and history of the art... Read more...

Native American Style Hand Drum Painting

Auburn Community & Event Center Date: 3/27/2019, 6:30-8:30 PM A follow-up to the Native American Style Hand Drum class, students will discuss and learn traditional Salish visual design and how to paint your personal design on your drum. All materials for this... Read more...

Native American Style Hand Drum

Auburn Community & Event Center Date: 3/20/2019, 6:30-8:30 PM Spend an evening making the same kind of drum used by Native American artists and in Native gatherings all over the northwest. Using soaked deer rawhide and a maple hoop, you will lace together a... Read more...

Make Your Own Welcome Signs

Auburn Makerspace Date: 3/8/2019, 6-8:30 PM Home decor always seems to mean more when we make it ourselves, but the tools and space aren’t always available. But Auburn Makerspace has both! Come to this class to make your own Welcome signs with your personalized... Read more...

Works by Clarice Keegan

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: Now through 5/9/2019 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of Clarice Keegan at the Cheryl Sallee Gallery, located in the Auburn Senior Center, 808 9th Street SE, Auburn. Keegan believes that... Read more...

Become a Normandy Park Community Forester

Normandy Park Parks Department First Saturdays Normandy Park Community foresters is a stewardship program that will focus on forest restoration in Marine View Park. Foresters will receive training in restoration ecology and community engagement, and are required to... Read more...

Birding Basics Class – Normandy Park

Normandy Park Parks Department Classes will be held: 3/30, 4/11, and 4/27, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Join naturalist Kevin O’Malley of South Sound Nature School, on a walk to discover migrating and local birds at Marine View Park, 20945 Marine View Drive... Read more...

Auditions for Madagascar – 3-week theater camp

City of Auburn Audition date: 3/30/2019; rehearsal dates 4/1-19/2019; performances 4/19-21/2019 Madagascar! A Musical Adventure JR follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find... Read more...

Covington City Hall Art Gallery – call to artists

Covington Arts Commission Submission deadline: 4/4/2019, 5 PM The City of Covington, in conjunction with the Covington Arts Commission, is currently accepting submissions from local and regional visual artists to exhibit their original artwork during the 2019 gallery... Read more...

Hand Pollination and Hybridizing class

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Date: 3/23/2019, 10 AM – noon Join RSBG Garden Manager Ronnie Kyllo as he teaches the techniques and genetics of hand pollinating and hybridizing rhododendrons.  In this participatory workshop, you’ll learn about the... Read more...

Kent Creates – call to artists

Kent Arts Commission Online submission deadline: 3/31/2019 “New Year” online exhibit open through March 31. Anyone can participate by uploading their creative work – drawings, paintings, crafts, songs, poems, and more. $200 honorariums for the top 5 submissions as... Read more...

Kent Student Art Exhibit

Centennial Center Gallery Dates: 3/11-22/2019 In celebration of National Youth Arts Month, this exhibit highlights the creativity of over 600 students from the Kent School District during March. Artwork is displayed in 29 downtown Kent businesses and the Centennial... Read more...

Create Luminous Pastels workshop

Federal Way Library Date: 3/9/2019, 2-3:30 PM Learn to create art with pastels-a fun, vibrant and versatile art medium! A teaching artist from Silver Kite, an arts outreach organization for adults, will provide instruction, supplies and inspiration. This program is... 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...

Washington Stories Fund Grant

Humanities Washington Letters of Intent due 6/10/2019, full applications due 7/22/2019 Humanities Washington is now accepting applications from organizations throughout the state for our Washington Stories Fund award. Four grants of up to $5,000 each are available for... Read more...

Ivy League Pull work party

Friends of Saltwater State Park. Dates: 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 – 10 AM to noon Mark your calendar! On the first Saturday of the month, come join us in tenaciously pulling ivy, and preventing it from taking over our Saltwater State Park! Bring gloves, wear... Read more...

Sunset Neighborhood Park – artist call

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Proposal deadline: 4/1/2019 The City of Renton, and the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, invites artists or artist teams to apply to create permanent public artwork to complement the new Sunset Neighborhood Park located across from... Read more...

Cultural Legacy and Artistic Expression Music Workshop

Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way Date: 3/6/2019, 4 PM or Tukwila Library, 14380 Tukwila International Boulevard, Tukwila Date: 3/13/2019,1PM Learn how music can help explore and honor cultural legacies. Discover ways to examine who you are and where... Read more...

Dawn Batik Craft Workshop

Enumclaw Library Date: 3/23/2019, 1 PM Batik is an art practiced around the world. Discover a technique used in Indonesia and create a design on muslin fabric with glue that can be painted. All supplies provided. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers, for... Read more...

One for All and All for One

Normandy Park City Hall Gallery Now through 4/30/2019 Fifteen artists created 17 pieces of art, all based on the inspiration provided by one single photograph. This exhibit is being sponsored by the Normandy Park Arts Commission, and an artists’ reception will... Read more...

Auburn School District Student Exhibition

Community Center Gallery Now through 4/9/2019 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of students from the Auburn School District at the Community Center Gallery, on view February 21 – April 9. This anticipated annual... Read more...

Works by Beth Lawson

City Hall Gallery Now through 4/9/2019 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present the work of artist Beth Lawson at the City Hall Gallery, on view February 21 – April 9. Lawson creates paintings with eye-catching snapshot-like... Read more...

Covington signature art piece – call to artists

Covington Arts Commission Submission deadline: 4/22/2019, 5 PM The City of Covington and the Covington Arts Commission announce a Call for Artists to submit proposals for the signature piece of public art to be permanently installed in the main entrance of Covington... Read more...

Blue Poppy Day – call to artists

City of Federal Way Application deadline: 4/1/2019, 4 PM The City of Federal Way Arts Commission in partnership with the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) and the Pacific Bonsai Museum announces a Call for Artists for the annual event Blue Poppy Day – A... Read more...

Piano in the Park call to artists – Federal Way

Federal Way Arts Commission Submission deadline: 3/29/2019 The City of Federal Way Arts Commission invites local artists to submit a mural design as a launch to the first Piano in the Park program this summer. The piano will be displayed for the summer months at Town... Read more...

Densho Artists Initiative 2019 – call for proposals

Densho Deadline: 3/28/2019 Densho preserves and shares history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today. Learn more at www.densho.org. This is opportunity is made possible thanks in part to funding from ArtsFund. For the... Read more...

Volunteer positions at Kent International Festival

Kent International Festival Date: 5/18/2019 The 11th annual Kent International Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at accesso ShoWare. We are looking for individuals who want to volunteer at our festival and help us run the event. We have 2-hour volunteer... Read more...

Bonsai at Seattle Spheres

Dates: 2/4 – 3/16/2019 Pacific Bonsai Museum is excited to announce that four tropical bonsai from PBM’s collection are going on exhibit at Amazon’s Seattle Spheres. The Seattle Spheres is an immersive, tropical workspace for Amazon employees at 2111... Read more...

Sketching Family Histories

Renton Highlands Library – 3/19/2019, 7 PM Woodmont Library – 3/20/2019, 6:30 PM Learn how to create an ink and watercolor sketchbook to capture family stories and memories. Gain basic drawing and watercolor techniques, explore ways to organize a family... Read more...

2019 Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship

City of Tukwila Application deadline: 3/29/2019 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...

Dance Formation Team Auditions

Pacific Ballroom Dance Dates: 6/14-22/2019 Formation Team auditions for the 2019-20 season will be held in June and are open to students in grades 4-12. All auditions will take place at the PBD studio in Auburn (1604 15th St SW #109, Auburn, WA). Auditions will be... Read more...

Washington State Arts Apprenticeship Program

Center for Washington Cultural Traditions Application deadline: 4/12/2019 The Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 program year. Applications are being accepted until April 12, 2019 Participants will be... Read more...

ArtsWA Arts in Education Grants

Washington State Arts Commission Application deadline: 3/20/19, 5 PM First Step grants support new and growing community partnerships committed to arts education as part of basic education for K-12 public school students in Washington State. Community Consortium... Read more...

ArtsWA Grants to Organizations

Washington State Arts Commission See below for deadlines Level A Project Grants Application deadline: 3/11/2019, 5 PM Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500 and project must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The Project Support Program, Level A, provides... Read more...

Side Hustles for Creative Types

Burien Library – 3/24/2019, 2 PM In this free workshop, author/musician/producer Jeff Leisawitz helps you think about how to look for a gig that could make you some extra cash and let you be your own boss. Learn how to create a fulfilling and potentially... Read more...

Renton AC seeks local artists

Renton Arts Commission The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is looking to run some new events around town focused on the arts and would like to hear from all the amazing local talent we have here in Renton and the surrounding areas.In the upcoming months, we will be... Read more...

Seeking Summer ArtRageous artist leaders

City of Auburn 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 basis, so early... Read more...

Call to artists – Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery

City of Auburn Application deadline: 3/19/2019, 10:59 PM The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months... Read more...

Call to artists – Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence

White River Valley Museum and City of Auburn Application deadline: 3/19/2019, 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... Read more...

PNWA writers contests

Pacific Northwest Writers Association Application deadline: 3/22/2019 The Pacific Northwest Writers Association has announced its 2019 schedule of awards and contests. Literary contest for unpublished works: 12 categories. You can enter multiple categories, but only... Read more...

Youth in Focus digital photography workshop

White River Valley Museum Date: 3/31/2018, Noon-4 PM Teens age 12 – 16 will use professional cameras and photo editing software to explore the world of digital photography. Fee includes all supplies and photo prints! $40 per student. Space is limited and... Read more...

KING FM Young Artist Awards

KING FM and Seattle Chamber Music Society Application deadline: 3/24/2019, 11:59 PM The KING FM Young Artist Awards, presented in partnership with Seattle Chamber Music Society and now in its eighth season, strives to give talented young musicians a bigger stage. This... Read more...

2019 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Essayline extended to 3/29/2019, midnight This competition is open to all Washington State students in the 3rd-12th grades. The goal of the World Citizen Essay Contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community... Read more...

Euro Challenge for 9th and 10th graders

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington Deadline for Northwest preliminary round: 3/16/2019 This is a nationwide competition for 9th and 10th grade students passionate about world history, European studies, economics, trade,... Read more...

Microcosms – The Photography of George L. Kinkade

White River Valley Museum Dates: Now through 4/28/2019 Local photographer George L. Kinkade created a truly astounding collection of photographs over five decades that asks viewers to stop and consider the beauty of the natural world around us, whether that is the... Read more...

Volunteer with Renton History Museum

Renton History Museum Looking for a great volunteer opportunity in 2019? 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...

Auburn seeks arts commissioners

City of Auburn There are openings available on the Auburn Arts Commission and residents of Auburn are eligible to apply for this important service to your city. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for the Arts Commission, please apply today. Below... Read more...

Danceventure classes

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Dates: 3/2-30/2019 Fun for ages 5-7! Five weeks, five dance styles, one low price. Space is limited – register right away! The Allegro Performing Arts Academy is located at 222 Central Avenue S in Kent. Read more...

Historical society needs volunteers

Historical Society of Federal Way The Historical Society of Federal Way seeks volunteers to help in the Collections/Archives. If anyone is familiar with PastPerfect they would be a great help – other volunteers welcome, too! The Historical Society is located in... Read more...

Entwine Entangle Entrance

Art on Main Gallery Dates: 1/11-4/7/2019 The City of Auburn and the Auburn Arts Commission are pleased to present “Entwine Entangle Entrance,” an art installation by Abigail Kinney Maxey at Auburn’s Art on Main window-front gallery, One Main Street, Auburn. The... 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...

Kent seeks applicants for Arts Commission

City of Kent Kent is seeking applicants to fill two 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 enhancing the... Read more...

Production crewmembers needed

Auburn Avenue Theater Open until filled The Auburn Community Players offers seven production opportunities a year. Including four main stage productions, a teen musical and two junior theater camps. We are looking to develop a roster of talented theater professionals.... Read more...

Votes for Women centennial grants program

Washington State Historical Society Deadline: 4/30/2019 Votes for Women Centennial Grants fund non-profits and public entities to support programming that celebrates the national suffrage centennial across the State of Washington. Grant applications that support the... 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...

Adult ballroom dance classes

Pacific Ballroom Dance No partner is necessary. Every series is $65/person. If space is available, drop-ins for a single class are OK – $15/person. Beginning Classes – 5-week series, once a week Mondays @ 7:30 PM 9/24 – 10/22 – West Coast Swing... 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...

Opportunity grants

Humanities Washington No deadline Humanities Washington is currently accepting applications for $1,000 Opportunity grants, which are awarded year-round with no deadlines to apply. Applications must be received at least eight weeks before the date of the event. Find... 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 showcases ten outdoor sculptures in various sizes, types and mediums. Primarily located along Main Street, the sculpture gallery changes annually, providing different artwork for Auburn... 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

Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations WAACO provides free legal services to nonprofit organizations on their business transactional legal issues and can help your organization if you need legal help. Here are some examples of the legal work they can... 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...

Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

www.MoshierArtCenter.org The Moshier Community Art Center, 430 S 156th, 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 we offer... Read more...