Burien Culture Hub

Robert Dugoni signing at the Tin Room

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Book Signing for Burien's favorite local mystery author Robert Dugoni. November 20th, 4:30pm at The Tin Room Bar. Come buy and talk to one of your favorite authors and get your copy of "My Sister's Grave" signed. Paperback $15.95. sold by Burien's Books, one of Burien's first and oldest book shops.

Visit the author's website for more info on the book.


Burien Arts' 20/20 Vision

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

20/20 Vision

Affordable art, a buying frenzy, fun food from local restaurants, marvelous music, refreshing wine and beer, great raffle prizes—all for a great cause.

That’s the annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale hosted by the Burien Arts Association this Saturday the 22nd at the Burien Community Center, 147006th Ave. S.W. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Browse small artwork by local artists. When the bell rings, grab your favorites and pay just $40 a piece. Proceeds are divided between the artists and the Burien Arts Association.

See the attached photos to see the fun we had at last year’s Vision 20/20.

To see the beautiful art to be featured, visit the Burien Arts Facebook page.

More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program

Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Call to Artists

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Call to Artists for the 2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program.

About the Exhibition Program

Artists working in 2 dimensional media are invited to apply for the 2015 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW.

  • The exhibit space wall is in the Community Center lobby and measures 14’6” x 8’8”.
  • Artists are encouraged to view the space before applying to see if suitable. The lobby is monitored by staff.
  • The Community Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-8 PM, Friday 8:30 am-5pm.
  • There is no insurance for objects submitted for exhibition, however, every precaution is taken for the safety of the artwork. This is not a sales space, but artists are able to have contact information with their artwork.

Please e-mail the following application materials to ginak@burienwa.gov:

  • 5 digital images (work completed within the last two years) representing the type of work proposed for the exhibition. Please do not send photographs, original artwork, or slides.
  • A list of the images submitted with medium and sizes.
  • Resume detailing exhibition history and/or personal statement. (Please include name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.)

Questions? Please contact Gina Kallman at 206-391-6605 or e-mail: ginak@burienwa.gov.

October 10th, 2014

42nd Street Tickets on Sale Now!

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Performance Dates:

September 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21

Buy Tickets

Performance Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center

Map & Directions

42nd Street Preview Video!

Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Hi-Liners present a preview of their September production of 42nd Street for the Highline Historical Society on August 19th, 2014.


2 female artists focus of September show at Burien Arts Gallery

Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Two exciting female artists—Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly-- will be featured in September at the Gallery.

Meet Kris and Kim at the grand opening reception, Thursday, Sept. 4, 4-9 p.m.

Kris Vermeer is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by famed British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners. Her work can be found at AT&T’s main office in Phoenix and in permanent display at the Las Vegas airport.

A self-taught artist, who has been selling professionally since 1985, Kris works in a variety of mediums, including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting.

Kim Bly was born and raised in Washington state. She received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, majoring in both photography and painting. Following graduation, she was an active participant in Seattle’s independent art culture.

Kim relocated to San Diego in 2002 where she started her own business as a wedding, portrait and event photographer.

She is back in Seattle to pursue her art and raise her family.

Her oil on canvas paintings are expressive, bold and most often layered, conveying a sense of growth within each painting. Much of the lines and shapes within her paintings flow together and grow out of one another, simultaneously showing unity and evolution, which bring to mind cause-and-effect relationships.

Kim comments, “So many of my paintings have so much connected imagery and lines that the viewer can continue to see new shapes and images every time you look at a piece. The viewer often even sees things in a way that I did not initially intend. I love that about my work—how it continually evolves even after it’s hanging on a wall.”


Works from Artists United will also be featured.

No Boundaries at Burien Community Center

Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Burien Community Center is pleased to present No Boundaries 2014, an exhibit showcasing artists with disabilities.

No Boundaries originated 23 years ago when Very Special Arts of Washington organized the 1st NW touring exhibit for artists with disabilities.  Through the years, No Boundaries has showcased hundreds of artists and traveled to exhibit their art in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and throughout Washington.  With the dedication of former VSAAW board president and Arts Ed Director Shariana Mundi, No Boundaries has continued beyond the life of the organization.  Now with the generous support from 4 Culture, the annual tradition continues, honoring and supporting Washington artists with disabilities, both Outsider and professional artists.

No Boundaries 2014: Living Metaphors is a celebration of our creative endeavors, of creation in action.  No Boundaries 2014 is a look at those who create, who see something in a moment, or forever, as no one has seen before.   Cultural metaphor, social metaphor or spiritual metaphor all stem from original nature, our beginnings in a natural world.   Eyes that can see back to those beginnings open doors to new understandingThrough the language of metaphorical image we express perception and thought which, in turn, shape culture. Inclusive Voices painting myriad metaphors create and portray the subtleties and textures of a whole community.

"Metaphor purifies and restores language to original nature." Claude Levi-Strauss 

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-8PM, Friday 8:30AM-5PM, and Saturday 8AM-Noon.  For more information please call 206-988-3700.

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