SoCoCulture Announcements

4Culture: Cultural Producers Recovery Fund

The Cultural Producers Recovery Fund will offer up to $12,000 to eligible cultural producers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic as they recuperate, adapt, and advance their practice. Selection Criteria All eligible applications will be reviewed by the... Read more...

Mural at North Lynnwood Park – Call for Artists

The City of Lynnwood is looking for an artist, or artist team to create a mural at North Lynnwood Park. Eligibility: Open to artists, or artist teams living in WA State. We prefer artist/team to have experience creating murals or large painting projects (at least one... Read more...

Pacific Bonsai Museum: World Tai Chi Day

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that exercises the mind and body through slow movements. Practicing tai chi regularly can improve balance and coordination, increase energy and stamina, reduce stress, and calm the mind. Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is an... Read more...

Pacific Bonsai Museum: Bonsai Basics Class

Advance registration is now open! Have you ever wanted to try bonsai? Here’s your chance! Come prepared to get your hands dirty as you learn about the art of bonsai. After an in-depth presentation about the art of bonsai, you will have the opportunity to create your... Read more...

Seattle OAC: City Artist Grant

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture CityArtist grant supports individual artists/curators in the research, development, and presentation of creative work. Providing financial support for creative entrepreneurs contributes to the broader economy and quality of... Read more...

The Hopper Prize: 2024 Spring Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Spring 2024 artist grants. We are offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive... Read more...

ArtsWA: Art Project Grant (July 2024-June 2025 cycle)

ArtsWA is offering support to groups providing art programming with and for the people of Washington State. Organizations do not need to have an arts-focused mission to apply. Funding amounts: Applicants can request between $2,000-$5,000 for their project. If awarded,... Read more...

MUKAI FARM & GARDEN: Calling all Haiku Poets!

We invite poets near and far to submit their original haiku (??) between April 1 and April 14 for Mukai’s 5th Annual Haiku Festival. On April 28 at 2:00pm, winners will be announced at the Haiku Festival Finale to be held at the Mukai Farm & Garden. We are... Read more...

Call for Performers – Make Music Day

City of SeaTac Application deadline: 5/1/2024 The City of SeaTac and their Arts, Culture and Library Advisory Committee (ACLAC) invites performers to apply for SeaTac’s Third Annual Make Music Day on May 18, 11 AM – 3 PM. The purpose of the event is to... Read more...

Spring Break Printmaking Workshop

White River Valley Museum Date: 4/27/2024, 11 AM – 12:30 PM Learn some of the techniques of printmaking, a centuries old art making practice. Take home your own creations. Ages: 7+, Adult Chaperone Required Fee: Free Instructor: Brian Lane The White River Valley... Read more...

Spring Break Manga Drawing Workshop

White River Valley Museum Date: 4/12/2024, 2-3 PM Come learn the basics of Manga, the graphic style developed in Japan. Attendees will be able to work on self portraits or create their own characters! No experience necessary. Ages: 7+, Adult Chaperone Required Fee:... Read more...

Auburn School District Art Exhibition 2024

Auburn Community and Event Center Now through 5/9/2024 The Auburn Community Center Gallery, located at 910 Ninth Street SE in Auburn’s Les Gove Park, is displaying an array of artworks created by students in the Auburn School District. Read more...

Drawing Herd Sessions

Auburn Postmark Center for the Arts Various dates through 4/2024 Drawing Herd Session 1 – Reverberations: Experimental Looping in Sound and Drawing Date: 4/6/2024, 10 AM – Noon Learn how to use cell phone audio recording and a loop station we will make a... Read more...

Watercolor on MASA Paper

Auburn Postmark Center for the Arts Date: 4/19/2024, Noon-4 PM Come try this great new class! Apply watercolor techniques on thin rice paper, create different effects with a variety of textures and interesting results that enhance your unique original watercolor... Read more...

Visible Mending

Auburn Postmark Center for the Arts Date: 4/18/2024, 5-7 PM Learn how to give new life to your well-loved clothing. Beginners and experienced hand stitchers alike will learn to repair and artfully customize clothing with a few basic techniques. Bring a garment that... Read more...

Intro to Songwriting

Postmark Center for the Arts Date: 4/17/2024, 5-7 PM Are you interested in expressing yourself through the craft of songwriting? In this workshop you can expect to learn the basics of lyric writing, song form and structures, how to analyze your favorite songs, and... Read more...

MVCAC Youth and Adult Short Play Festival

Maple Valley Creative Arts Center Deadline: 5/20/2024 This debut season of Maple Valley Creative Arts Council’s 2024 Playwrights Festival seeks to provide a platform for forward-thinking, diverse voices for Youth and Family Audiences. We are asking local youth... Read more...

Auditions for Man of No Importance

Renton Civic Theatre Audition Dates: 4/15/2024, 7-10 PM and 4/16/2024, 7-10 PM Callback Date: Sunday 4/21/2024, 7-10 PM Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Stage Manager Valerie Reid Synopsis: Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964... Read more...

Painting with Coffee

Postmark Center for the Arts Date: 4/5/2024, 5:30-7 PM Come experience coffee painting. Experiment and explore different techniques with coffee to create interesting results. Come away with unique coffee paintings. Bring regular watercolor supplies and paper (supply... Read more...

Hiring a Controller

Museum of History & Industry The Controller is a hands-on position responsible for the overall day-to-day financial management activities. This position believes in streamlined processes and financial transparency and effectively manages financial communications.... Read more...

The Art of Collage

Postmark Center for the Arts Date: 4/4/2024, 5:30-7 PM A collage can be many things. Magazine and newspaper clippings, paint, bits of colored or handmade paper, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and 3 dimensional found objects. It can be a notebook page,... Read more...

Seeking art vendors, musicans, dancer performers

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Various dates Attention art vendors, food trucks, musicians, dance performers and kids activity providers – please consider being featured in RSBG’s upcoming events: • Mother’s Day Weekend (May 11-12) • Blue... Read more...

Herpetology for Nature-Based Educators

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 4/27/2024, 3-4:30 PM Reptiles and amphibians play a critical role in the environment’s health; incorporating them into a nature-based curriculum can be both valuable and exciting! This workshop will discuss strategies for identifying... Read more...

Hiring Doors Open Evaluator

4Culture Deadline: 4/5/2024, 5 PM 4Culture seeks qualified candidates for the position of Evaluator. This Evaluator will help develop, refine, and implement an evaluation framework to be utilized for measuring and assessing the impact of all Doors Open related... Read more...

DIY Accordion Pamphlet Book Workshop

Fairwood Library Date: 3/24/2024, 3 PM For adults and teens. Join local craft enthusiast Melissa Meredith to learn how to create accordion fold books. The Fairwood Library is located at 17009 140th Avenue SE, Renton. Please register at kcls.org.... Read more...

Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop

Federal Way 320th Library Dates: 3/23, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 1-3 PM For middle and high school ages. Join local poet, author, and spoken word artist, D’Mario Carter, for a series of interactive workshops. Put pen to paper and hone your raft! Participants have the... Read more...

Creative Writing Jump Start

King County Library System Date: 3/23/2024, 10:30 AM This online class is for adults. In this creative writing session, discuss examples of famous books and stories inspired by works of art, then practice two simple techniques for jump starting your creative writing.... Read more...

Shoreline Parks Bond Art Opportunities

Shoreline Public Art Program Deadline: 3/29/2024, 5 PM The City of Shoreline Public Art Program is seeking qualified artists, or artist teams, to create a unique art bench, fence art, labyrinth, or a sculpture for eight (8) parks. BACKGROUND In February 2022, the... Read more...

Call for Artists – Temporary Art Sculpture

City of Sammamish Deadline: 4/12/2024, 5 PM Sammamish Arts Commission is soliciting qualifications and proposals from artists interested in providing professional art services for a temporary art sculpture that will be displayed at Sammamish City Hall. The anticipated... Read more...

Works of Auburn High School Students

Auburn Community & Event Center Gallery Dates: 3/7 – 5/9/2024 A treasured annual tradition, this exhibition showcases the artistic talents of students in the Auburn School District. This year the exhibition is featuring artworks students from Cascade Middle... Read more...

Vendor Call – Renaissance Fair Style

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Event date: 4/14/2024, 10 AM – 2 PM Seeking Renaissance Fair Style Vendors for the celebration of Renton’s Rooftop Dragon’s Fifth Landing Anniversary. Limited spaces available. www.RentonWA.gov/RMAC Read more...

Renton Arts Commission Grants Program

Renton Municipal Arts Commission Deadlines: 4/19 and 7/19/2024 Renton Arts Commission grant program. Have questions about the application process, eligibility criteria, or project ideas? We’re here to help. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 20 from 3 to 5... Read more...

Auburn Summer Theater Camps for Young People

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Varying dates Three-Week Theater Experience & Production Auburn Community Junior Players – Finding Nemo Jr. Ages:  7 – 15 | Participants will learn voice, choreography, acting, and more that will culminate in four community... Read more...

Environmental Justice Art Contest

Washington Department of Natural Resources Deadline: 4/12/2024 This year’s contest theme is Environmental Justice (EJ). There are three topic areas related to the work of the Washington DNR and EJ: Wildfire Resilience & Recovery, Responsible Recreation, and Urban... Read more...

Collective Power Fund

Northwest Film Forum Deadline: 5/1/2024 Northwest Film Forum is now in its fifth year of presenting Collective Power Fund, a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program. Collective Power Fund focuses primarily on supporting work... Read more...

Works by Valentina Voronkova

Cheryl Sallee Gallery Dates: 3/6 – 5/8/2024  Valentina Voronkova did not always identify as an artist. “In 1993 I moved to Seattle from St. Petersburg, Russia to study biochemistry at the UW Ph.D. program…I worked as a researcher at different... Read more...

UnEarthed Project Manager

Golden Bricks Events Deadline: 3/30/2024 Golden Bricks Events (GBE) is an event producer creating special events and festivals that showcase the voices and faces of people of color in the outdoors. Our signature events include: Refuge Outdoor Festival, a 3-day outdoor... Read more...

UnEarthed Project Ethical Archiving Consultant

Golden Bricks Events Deadline: 3/30/2024 Golden Bricks Events (GBE) is an event producer creating special events and festivals that showcase the voices and faces of people of color in the outdoors. Our signature events include: Refuge Outdoor Festival, a 3-day outdoor... Read more...

The Cultural Landscape Fellow

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Deadline: 4/1/2024 The Cultural Landscape Fellow is a paid fellowship that takes place at Mithun’s office in Seattle, Washington. The recipient will learn valuable skills related to the research, documentation, and advocacy of... Read more...

Block Printing Class

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Date: 3/27/2024, 1-3:30 PM  Make your own block prints to celebrate spring in this workshop with Seattle artist Jules Hepp! Learn to create your own design on paper, transfer your image to a rubber carving block, then carve and print your... Read more...

Hiring Arts Facility Assistant

Postmark Center for the Arts The City of Auburn is hiring a part-time, temporary arts facility assistant to work in the Postmark Center for the arts. The employee performs a variety of duties related to art administration, public art, performing arts, ticket sales,... Read more...

Grants for Arts and Culture as Tourism Assets

Washington Department of Tourism Deadline: 4/14/2024 Arts and Culture Grants will support the promotion and management of artistic and cultural forms of expression as tourism assets. These include art shows, concerts, festivals and events, as well as museums, historic... Read more...

The Tortured Poets’ Club Creative Writing Series

The Tortured Poet’s Club: A Creative Writing Series (online) King County Library System Dates: Sundays, 3/10-31/2024, 4:30 PM For adults. This four-class series will cover the incendiary lives and tragic deaths of well-known poets in American literature. Buckle up for... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 2/13/2024

SoCoCulture Membership Meeting 13 February 2024 Held at Black River Cultural Arts Center, Renton Attendees: 4Culture African American Writers Alliance Allied Arts of Renton Auburn Symphony Orchestra Burien Arts Association CenterStage Theatre Evergreen City Ballet... Read more...

Summer Youth Heritage Project

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Dates: 7/16-19/2024 This summer overnight adventure for teens combines history, science, and the great outdoors. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s Youth Heritage Project (YHP), will take place July 16-19 at... Read more...

Public Free Access Grants

4Culture Deadline: 3/27/2024, 5 PM Public Free Access program will minimize the burden of applying by automatically pre-qualifying current 4Culture Arts, Heritage, or Preservation Sustained Support grant recipients if you meet the other eligibility requirements. In... Read more...

Call to Artists – Exhibition Proposals

Helen S. Smith Gallery Deadline: unspecified Helen S. Smith Gallery on the Green River College Campus is looking for exhibition proposals for shows between Summer of 2024 and Summer of 2026.  Artists will be selected by invitation and from submissions. Emerging and... Read more...

Seeking Early Career Artist for Artist Residency

Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition Deadline: 4/30/2024 This call is open to Western Washington residents who are within the first 4 years of their career as an artist and not currently a full time student. The artist must be able to attend meetings in the Uptown... Read more...

Twining Humber Award and SOLA Awards

Artist Trust Deadline: 3/25/2024, 11:59 AM The Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given annually to a Washington State female-identified visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The award is made possible... Read more...

Open 4Culture

4Culture Ongoing This grant awards up to $2,500 for Arts projects in Seattle’s Communities of Opportunity or King County, and Heritage or Preservation projects anywhere in the County. Must file at least eight weeks prior to event you’re planning. Learn more at ... Read more...

City of Burien Call to Artists

City of Burien Deadline: 9/28/2024, 5 PM This call is open to artists residing in Washington State. There are three locations: Burien Community Center Lobby Wall—2D Only 14700 6th Ave SW Lobby wall is 14’ wide x 8’ tall Hanging materials provided 2-month exhibit $50... Read more...

Drama Kids International Franchise for Sale

Drama Kids International franchise for sale! Turn-key, functioning program with admin staff and awesome teachers serving 7 school districts in King County. Priced for fast sale. Own a business that fills your heart and makes a difference in the world!... Read more...

Give Me Culture Grants

City of Kent 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 intended to... Read more...

Heritage Capital Projects Grants Workshops

Washington State Historical Society Date: 4/25/2024 The Heritage Capital Projects (HCP) grant application for 2025-2027 will open this year on February 1st! HCP funds construction, rehabilitation (historic and non-historic), and/or acquisition of places in Washington... Read more...

Heritage Professional Development Stipends

4Culture Deadline: Ongoing until 10/31/2024 The Heritage Professional Development Stipend program provides stipends ranging from $100 to $1,500 for heritage practitioners in King County to participate in a professional development or career maintenance opportunity.... Read more...

Call for Live Music for Summer Concert Series

Des Moines Arts Commission Open until filled The Des Moines Arts Commission is accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Concert Series at Des Moines Beach Park. Concerts take place on Wednesday evenings, from 7-9 PM, July 17 through August 21, 2024. Find the... Read more...

Muckleshoot: Alive and Strong

Postmark Center for the Arts Dates: 1/17-3/22/2024 The Postmark Center for the Arts is proud to present ”Muckleshoot: Alive & Strong,” a group exhibition displaying the work of artists from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Featured artists include: Isiah Corwin, Sam... Read more...

Drop-in Painting with Amy Sie

Postmark Center for the Arts Dates: Every Friday, beginning 1/19/2024, 10 AM – Noon Amy Sie is offering Drop-In Gongbi Painting sessions at the Postmark! A free, no-pressure environment for you to start a new painting, or work on an old one. Please bring your... Read more...

Artist Hosts Wanted

Black River Cultural Arts Center Calling all passionate local artists! Whether you wield a paintbrush, sculpt with finesse, or indulge in craft, your skills could steal the spotlight at Renton Art Lounge, happening at the Black River Cultural Arts Center, 204 Logan... Read more...

Challenge America Grants

National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 4/25/2024 These grants offer support to small organizations for projects to reach historically underserved communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities. This [rogram may be a good entry point for organizations that... Read more...

Environmental Services Artist in Residence

Tacoma Office of Arts & Culture Deadline: 4/1/2024, 11 PM  This call is open to artists residing or working in King, Pierce, Thurston or Kitsap counties for the duration of the residency. Applicants must be willing to acquire a Tacoma Business License and... Read more...

Little Free Art Gallery

Rose Gift House and Coffee Permanent revolving exhibit With funding from the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, local artist Marianna Spiritakis created this Little Free Art Gallery to showcase the essence of art as a shared experience. The gallery is located on an... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 11/9/2023

SoCoCulture Membership Meeting Notes 11/9/2023 – 9:30 AM-Noon This meeting was hosted at Auburn’s newly-opened Postmark Center for the Arts at 20 Auburn Avenue in Auburn. Allison Hyde, Arts Program Supervisor for the City of Auburn, welcomed SoCo members and we dove... Read more...

Invasive Species Art Contest for Students

Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Deadline: 5/31/2024 The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite school-age students to participate in an art contest... Read more...

2024 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council Deadline: 3/24/2024 Global Classroom is excited to launch our 25th annual World Citizen Essay Contest (WCEC)! We encourage teachers and parents to share this opportunity with their students, and students to share their perspectives on the global... Read more...

Humanities WA Speakers Bureau – 2024-2025 Slate

Humanities Washington In communities throughout Washington State, Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau presenters give free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, spiritual traditions, and everything in between. Click here for their new... Read more...

Museums Advancing Racial Justice

Science Museum of Minnesota Dates: 4/15-17/2024 Museums are an important part of America’s cultural fabric because they are gathering places for conversation and exploration within our communities. As part of its Our Shared Future: Reckoning with our Racial Past... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 9/14/2023

SoCoCulture Membership Meeting Notes 9/14/2023, 10 AM – Noon         Many thanks to our meeting hosts at the Historical Society of Federal Way – we convened at the Historical Society’s offices at the Steel Lake Annex, across the... Read more...

Sound Transit Busker/Street Performer Guidelines

Sound Transit Sound Transit allows busking at certain Link light rail stations, including Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Angle Lake Light Rail Station – approved sites are marked with a star. To perform at these sites, buskers must follow the... Read more...

SoCo Meeting Notes – 5-16-2023

SoCoCulture Membership Meeting Notes 5/16/2023 – 1-3 PM   Our meeting was hosted by the Kent Historical Museum (thanks to executive director Dylan High). Mary Clymer, SoCo leadership team member and Renton Municipal Arts Commissioner, served as the emcee. Dylan... Read more...

SeaTac Airport Open Call for Performing Artists

Port of Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year marks a decade of its live music program. Since March of 2013, more than 200 Pacific Northwest performers played over 28,700 hours of live music in concourses around the airport. Also, March 2023 marks the... Read more...

Democracy Forward

Humanities Washington As an addition to Humanities WA’s Speakers Bureau program, which provides vetted humanities experts to schools free of charge, the organization has selected seven speakers that help high school students engage with and understand democracy,... Read more...

Collections Concerns – Online Drop-In Office Hours

Washington State Historical Society Second Monday of every month at 10 AM Collections staff of the Washington State Historical Society is offering drop-in sessions on the second Monday of every month to field your questions and share resources on all aspects of... Read more...

Family Tree Makers Users Group

South King County Genealogical Society Date: First Saturday of every month, 10 AM – Noon Each month, SKCGS’s online Family Tree Maker Users Group focuses on different features of FTM. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting at... Read more...

Call for Storytellers – 7 Stories

Burien Arts Association Fourth Friday of each month Who hasn’t been held captive by a powerful, funny or frightening story? 7 STORIES is a  night of such storytelling –to build community, empathy, and celebrate our diversity. Each 7 STORIES night has a theme and... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 celebrations, with a... 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...

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...

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 a former 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...

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...

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...

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...