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July 31, 2015

Northwest Mural Masters will be creating live Art in Burien this weekend

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A group of Artists will be presenting a weekend of live art this coming Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2 at the ‘Art Alley” located behind SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

The event – the first ever – is called “Northwest Mural Masters,” which is the brainchild of Sam Sneke, local artist and The Art Alley founder.

This 3-day mural festival will feature artists from the Northwest:

    Honor Roll is a collection of artists from the Seattle area who have been creating murals and working in community arts enrichment for over ten years.
    The collaborative work of Carlos Aguilar & Ksra
    “The passion of Game Not Fame is artistic expression through imagery. Our experience transforming space translates well to any medium.”
  • KEL1ST
    Klass, of The Rolling Thunder Writers of NYC Subway Graffiti fame. One of the most prolific, heavy-hitting graffiti crews in the history of graffiti art. RTW covered the period from 1976 well into the end of subway graffiti in the 1990’s. Known from their very psychedelic origins…from Central Park’s Band Shell to the One Tunnel…Where Hippie meets Hip-Hop, the funk gets stronger! And beyonder!
  • APAUL and SNEKE (our very own)
  • And a few more…

The activity will take place in The Art Alley, a designated area situated between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW on the SW 152nd Alley. NWMM is a wall painting event celebrating the different styles and collaborations of street art, graffiti and more traditional muralists. This type of art deters unwanted graffiti and other undesirable and illegal activities, while creating positive energy in neglected areas, such as alleys, and a sense of community.

Local business owners know the power of art and community, including newcomer Rita Dixson, owner of The Bridge in West Seattle. Dixson is opening a new business in the old Mick Kelly’s space (read our previous coverage here). She is a proud to be able to add her wall to the mix for the Northwest Mural Masters event, and excited to be a part of the community bringing visibility to The Art Alley and art to Burien.

Northwest Mural Masters

FRIDAY July 31:

  • Kickoff party at Black Zia Cantina (15212 6th Ave SW) with meet & greet, black book session. Meet the Artists, listen to their stories: 7 p.m.

SATURDAY August 1:

SUNDAY, August 2

  • Wrap-up painting – 11 a.m. ’til they’re done!!

Participating Walls – facing SW 152nd Alley between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW:

  • Burien Press
  • A Place for Pets
  • Enviromech
  • Hawthorne & Co. – CPA
  • Rita Dixson Wall
  • 4 Panels set up in the alley. Look for surprise guests!!
Start: July 31, 2015
End: August 2, 2015
Venue: The Art Alley
SW 152nd Alley, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 1, 2015

See ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ for FREE at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday!


Burien Arts Association’s FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing” will be this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street), from 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Bring your chair, some snacks and beverages (no alcohol) and enjoy the free show.

Amelia Meckler directs “Much Ado About Nothing,” which is produced by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company.

Start: August 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: August 1, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 2, 2015

Got Art? Come stroll Burien’s 3rd Annual Public Art Walk-n-Talk Sunday, Aug. 2

What is Public Art in Burien?

It stands tall on a pedestal at your side, adds pattern and color to a painted wall and is embedded in the floor at your feet. Art is creative expression made visible through metal, glass, paint, paper, concrete… any material available to the artist.

Come join the 3rd Annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk as we begin the FIFTH year (!) of our monthly walks. A couple of years ago, the City of Burien’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, along with Burien’s Arts Commission, created a walking map and signage for the 23 public art pieces around town. All walkers will receive a copy of this map, which we’ll follow to discover 20 of those art pieces.

Explore this community in a different way. Art is everywhere… sculptures, murals, carvings… but also artist-designed floors, windows, water features and more. Think about what “ART” means to you as you wander through Burien. Do you see pattern in a stack of tires, or texture in the natural landscape? How is your life enriched by the art around you?

WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015 (Rain or shine.); meet-up at 2:00. Walking starts at 2:15.

WHO: Walkers of every level and ability (dogs are welcome, too.)

WHERE: Meet at the Community Center Annex (Skate) Park, at the northwest corner of SW 146th and 4th Ave. SW.

ROUTE: We will start at the Community Center Annex, walking from number 1 – 5, then skip to number 8 at the Burien Courthouse. We will then pick back up with numbers 6 and 7, and then on to 9 – 20.

DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles, round trip, mostly flat with sidewalks.


The City of Burien made a commitment in 1998 to bring art to the community with its 1% for Art Program. Similar to municipal projects around the country, 1% of selected city project costs are set aside to be used on public art projects. The Burien Arts Commission is a volunteer advisory board appointed by the City Council that has the responsibility to recommend artworks that can expand a viewer’s visual experience.

For further information, please contact Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien President, info@wabiburien.org

Start: August 2, 2015 2:00 pm
End: August 2, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Skate Park
SW 146th and 4th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 6, 2015

The August B-Town Beat will be Thursday, Aug. 6

August’s B-Town Beat is coming to downtown Burien on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

“We’ll have crafts, music and art for every taste in addition to plenty of visual art and photography,” reads an announcement. “Please come out and join us on Thursday August 6th from 6 to 9pm.”

The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project.

The free event is held from 6pm to 9pm every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien.

To learn more about the event and the B-Town Beat, visit:

Start: August 6, 2015 6:00 pm
End: August 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: B-Town Beat
SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘Music in the Park’ continues with Country from Modern Relic

Thursday, August 6

Modern Relic

modern relic


Start: August 6, 2015 6:30 pm
End: August 6, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Park
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 13, 2015

Burien Parks’ FREE Family Fun Run Scavenger Hunt Race will be Thursday, Aug. 13

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Burien Parks will be holding a FREE Scavenger Hunt-style Family Fun Run for runners and walkers of all ages, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

“Get ready because the 60-minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local business holding raffle tickets is revealed,” reads an announcement.

The goal is to get as many raffle tickets as possible and return before 7:30 p.m. when the raffle starts.

Raffle prizes for both kids and adults.

Preregistration required – click here to register.

Start: August 13, 2015 5:30 pm
End: August 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘Music in the Park’ continues with Reggae from Adrian Xavier

Thursday, August 13
Adrian Xavier

Adrian Xavier


Start: August 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: August 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Park
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States