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B/IAS founders will present at South King County Public Art Symposium Sept. 22

B/IAS founders will present at South King County Public Art Symposium Sept. 22

In 2009, the Burien Interim Art Space took over an empty lot near Town Square. Photo by Scott Schaefer. ‘What Works’ – a South King County Public Art Symposium – will be held on Friday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: The Dead Light Up Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins As B/IAS Prepares For The End

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: The Dead Light Up Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins As B/IAS Prepares For The End

Sunday, Nov. 1st was a Day of the Dead for more than one way in Burien – it was also the last big event to be held at the Interim Art Space, which hosted “Night of 1,000 Pumpkins” as... [Read more]

Is The New Nude Female Sculpture At B/IAS Too Explicit? Take Our Poll…

Is The New Nude Female Sculpture At B/IAS Too Explicit? Take Our Poll…

Last week, a new lifesize bronze sculpture of a nude female (pictured above) was installed at the Burien Interim Art Space near the new Town Square and Library, and it’s been stirring up some controversy... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sights & Sounds From ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sights & Sounds From ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’

This past Saturday as part of local Day of the Dead celebrations the annual Night of 1000 Pumpkins was held in Dottie Harper Park. This annual event began in 2009 as part of the closing gala for the Burien/Interim... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bring carved pumpkins to ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ this Saturday!

REMINDER: Bring carved pumpkins to ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ this Saturday!

REMINDER: Be sure to bring your carved pumpkins and tea light candles to Dottie Harper Park this Saturday night, Nov. 1 to fill the park up with pumpkins for the ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’! The... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is Saturday night, Nov. 1!

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is Saturday night, Nov. 1!

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is returning and will be held next Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Burien Community Center from 6-10 p.m. Entrance to the event is FREE. Wrist bands for unlimited... [Read more]

URGENT: Burien Residents With Condemned House Need Trucks/Help!

URGENT: Burien Residents With Condemned House Need Trucks/Help!

URGENT: We just received this email from Julie Vithoulkas – a Burien house is being condemned and its two prolific B-Town residents need trucks to help haul their stuff up before they are locked out... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

The Burien/ Interim Art Space was close to two years of Kathy and my life and we closed with one of the most successful events of its kind to ever happen in Burien, The Night of 1000 Pumpkins. This event... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Yodeler Manuela Horn Will MC Wild Strawberry Fest Sunday

VIDEO: Burien Yodeler Manuela Horn Will MC Wild Strawberry Fest Sunday

Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival is this coming weekend (Sat./Sun. June 19-20) at Town Square, with tons of FREE live music, food, entertainment, family fun, and more, including one of our... [Read more]

BREAKING: Skateboard Competition Canceled At Wild Strawberry Festival

BREAKING: Skateboard Competition Canceled At Wild Strawberry Festival

UPDATE: On Thursday (June 10th), we received word from our friends at Burien Parks of some rather disheartening news – the annual skateboard competition we so excitedly reported about on Tuesday... [Read more]

The B-Town Blog's Top 11 Burien Stories Of 2009; Plus, Take Our Poll…

The B-Town Blog's Top 11 Burien Stories Of 2009; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor As 2009 (and the first decade of the 21st century) winds to a close, we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a very interesting year, full of new beginnings, tragic... [Read more]

This Was The Burien Week That Was: 11/1 – 11/8/09

This Was The Burien Week That Was: 11/1 – 11/8/09

Lots of interesting news this last week in the Burien area, from Day of the Dead to Election Day to the Day of a Massive Police Response in Tukwila and more. Here are the stories we covered between Nov.... [Read more]

Adopt A Thirsty “Orphan Tree” During This Heat & Drought

Adopt A Thirsty “Orphan Tree” During This Heat & Drought

BTB Reader Rebecca Dare brought this to our attention a few days ago – around Burien, there are numerous “orphan” trees (and plants/bushes) that may be suffering from this extreme heat... [Read more]

“Where We Live Now: Why Burien?” Featuring Thomas Sieverts, Is Thurs., 7/2

“Where We Live Now: Why Burien?” Featuring Thomas Sieverts, Is Thurs., 7/2

Our cities surprise and confound us by scrambling the categories we use to plan and understand them. At once dense and sprawling, crowded and empty, urban but centerless, dynamic and stalled, the landscape... [Read more]

Notes From Monday Night's City Council Meeting

Notes From Monday Night's City Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage

Monday night’s (April 27th) City Council meeting was run under a “business as usual” approach, despite the recent news about Burien City Manager Mike Martin’s DUI arrest.

Many in the audience came expecting to hear Martin address the issue, perhaps even issue a public apology or letter of resignation. However, Martin didn’t say one word about his incident, (which happened Sunday, April 19th), and the only references to it were statements of support from four residents, which you can read below…

Sculptures Installed At Interim Art Space For Sat. Unveiling

Sculptures Installed At Interim Art Space For Sat. Unveiling

The “daughter” portion of sculpture “The Passage” is lifted into place at the Burien/ Interim Art Space Thursday afternoon in preparation for Saturday’s opening party. Photo... [Read more]

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

From our friends at Burien Parks comes this video and information on a very impressive sculpture coming soon to Burien Town Square: Here’s more info on this project: The Burien/ Interim Art Space... [Read more]