Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto!

Connecting diverse communities through a common passion for Italian arts and culture.


Summer is here and so is our first gathering since the pandemic!!! Come celebrate Ferragosto with us at Golden Gardens Park Beach, 15 Agosto!  We have reserved some picnic tables complete with gazebos for shade and a grill if you have something you want to cook up. Please see additional details and register for this free event! 

We would appreciate having a few volunteers to help out for a short shift at the picnic tables. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer for this event. We have other volunteer opportunities during the summer also to help us get ready for our in-person Fall programs and a new Music Program on the horizon!! If you'd like to help out please visit our volunteer page and fill out the form at the bottom to let us know what your interests are. Some of our volunteer tasks are listed there as well.  Thank you!,  Board of Directors 


Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS)

BIS is a program of the Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto. We recently relocated BIS to the Casa Italiana building in Burien. We hope the new location will give more people in the greater Seattle area access to this one-of-a-kind collection of literature, children's books, film, and music in the Italian language. 

Volunteers are currently unboxing and re-shelving books and BIS will be re-opening in the near future. Books, music and film donations are still being accepted. Please visit the BIS page for more information.

Monetary Donations made by check for BIS and other Il Punto programs can be mailed to: Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto, PO Box 30674, Seattle, WA 98113. For donations by credit card please visit our Donate page.

Interested in becoming a Board or Committee Member!

The Il Punto board is accepting applications from community members who are passionate about Italian language and culture and who are excited to participate in event planning, language and culture programming, and navigating our strategic planning amidst ongoing Covid restrictions. Native Italian speakers and those with proficiency in the Italian language are highly encouraged to apply as well as those with a strong background in non-profit development, fundraising, finance, event planning, library science, social media marketing and computer technology.

Board members currently serve 1 or 2-year terms, starting in January, and generally spend 2-5 hours per month on board and committee meetings and supporting activities. Applications will be consider on a rolling basis. 

Applicants must have an active Il Punto membership in good standing. If you are interested in participating on the board or a committee, please send an email to to request an application.

About Il Punto

Il Punto di Incontro - The Meeting Point

We are enthusiastic about sharing our love for Italia and  organize cultural events, fun gatherings, and language programs that emphasize community and connection in the Seattle area. 

Join, Volunteer, Connect

Become a member to enjoy discounts at cultural events and lower fees for language programs, to support Italian culture in the Seattle area, to reconnect with your Italian heritage, meet recent Italian transplants, or simply connect with our vibrant community of enthusiasts of Italy! Volunteer and enjoy your new amici!

Upcoming Events

Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 47-2538399.

Mailing Address: PO Box 30674, Seattle, WA 98113

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