Arts Section

Celebrate at the Wild Strawberry Festival & Father’s Day Car Show June 18-19

Celebrate at the Wild Strawberry Festival & Father’s Day Car Show June 18-19

It’s almost that special time of the year again! The Burien Wild Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day Car Show returns to Burien Town Square June 18 and 19. Over 8,000 people attend this wonderful... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

Here’s episode #54 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

UPDATE: Meet Photographer Melissa McClain at Burien Arts Gallery Friday

UPDATE: Meet Photographer Melissa McClain at Burien Arts Gallery Friday

NOTE: Due to complications at the border, Canadian Artist Josh Byer will not be able to attend the Burien Arts Gallery reception this Friday night, June 3. Fine art Photographer and creativity coach Melissa... [Read more]

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church holding Yard Sale June 24-25

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church holding Yard Sale June 24-25

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church will be holding its annual Yard Sale on June 24 & 25 at its campus at 11620 21st Ave SW in Burien. “This yard sale is huge and has everything you can... [Read more]

Around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grant funding now available from City of Burien

Around $20,000 in Arts & Culture grant funding now available from City of Burien

Approximately $20,000 in grant funding for Arts & Culture projects is now available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Acting workshop, 48-hour contest at Film Office Happy Hour Tues.

REMINDER: Acting workshop, 48-hour contest at Film Office Happy Hour Tues.

REMINDER: The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held this coming Tuesday, June 7 at the Tin Room Bar & Theater – will feature presentations on a local film acting workshop, as well as... [Read more]

Highline Garden Tour will explore historic gardens on Saturday, June 11

Highline Garden Tour will explore historic gardens on Saturday, June 11

Featuring excellent views and good ideas for those with health restrictions, this is one garden to visit on the 2016 Highline Garden Tour, coming Saturday, June 11: Beginning 40 years ago, this gardener... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Dale’s Piano Service – Quality professional service at an affordable price 

Dale’s Piano Service – Quality professional service at an affordable price 

Did you know that Burien has a full service piano technician who can keep your piano in tune, and repair or restore it to its best condition? Dale Lindeke, of Dale’s Piano Service is that man. Not... [Read more]

Photos by  Julie Gautier-Downes now on display at Burien Community Center

Photos by Julie Gautier-Downes now on display at Burien Community Center

The Burien Community Center will be presenting the works of photographer Julie Gautier-Downes until the end of July, 2016. Julie Gautier-Downes’ studio practice is the investigation of somatic traces... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears burned by Langley Blaze 11-3 Sunday

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears burned by Langley Blaze 11-3 Sunday

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

REMINDER: Opening Reception for Canadian Artist  Josh Byer is Friday

REMINDER: Opening Reception for Canadian Artist Josh Byer is Friday

REMINDER: Don’t miss the special Artist’s Reception – coming Friday, June 3 – at the Burien Arts Gallery for the opening of Vancouver B.C. artist Josh Byer’s wildly colorful Faux Fauvism... [Read more]

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

Here’s episode #53 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo which shows the Sun trying to peek through Thursday evening (May 26) over Vashon Island, as seen from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Sponsored Post GIANT Rummage Sale will be at Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, June 5

GIANT Rummage Sale will be at Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, June 5

A GIANT Rummage Sale will be held at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 40 booths inside and out! Normandy Park Cove 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive Normandy Park, WA Sunday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Over 1,300 help at Highline High ‘Pirate Pride Cleanup Day’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of Puget Sound showing some nice puffy clouds over Vashon and Blake Island on Saturday morning (May 21) shot from the hills above Three Tree... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High Pirates Track, Soccer, Baseball & Softball

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline High Pirates Track, Soccer, Baseball & Softball

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

Rendering shows what the completed new Pillar Properties apartment (on the left) and Merrill Gardens senior housing will look like when completed. Developers behind the new Merrill Gardens Senior Housing... [Read more]

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be holding a Clothing and Textile Drive on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at the Burien Annex. “We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed,... [Read more]

Canadian Artist will display dynamic works at Burien Arts Gallery in June

Canadian Artist will display dynamic works at Burien Arts Gallery in June

Multi-talented Vancouver B.C. artist Josh Byer displays his colorful “Faux Fauvism” paintings in June at the Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street. “My technique, Faux Fauvism, attempts... [Read more]

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

The featured gardens in Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park this year all demonstrate ingenious alternatives to lawns – from creeks and ponds to botanical located beneath the 3rd runway. This popular annual... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s 2016 Opening Day is Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, with the popular ‘Food Truck-In’ featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run... [Read more]