From our friends at WABI Burien:
“Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.”
– Marcel Proust
In keeping with our summertime tradition, come join the 5thÂ AnnualÂ Burien Public Art Walk-n-TalkÂ on Sunday, August 6, as we begin the SEVENTHÂ year (!) of our monthly walks. A fewÂ years ago, theÂ City of Burien’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, along withÂ Burien’s Arts Commission, createdÂ 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.
As a special additionÂ to the walk this year, we’ll take a stroll down “Art Alley” between SW 152nd and 153rd to see the current, very livelyÂ muralÂ art there. We encourage you to stop intoÂ some of the local shops and restaurants after the walk is complete.
WHEN:Â Sunday, August 6, 2017 (It’s gonna be another hot day. Bring your water bottle.); meet-up at 2:00. Walking starts at 2:15.
WHO:Â Walkers of every level and abilityÂ (dogs are welcome, too.)
WHERE:Â Meet at the Community Center Annex (Skate) Park,Â at the northwest corner of SW 146th and 4th Ave. SW.
Walking Route:Â 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. As we come back around through town, we’ll walk through “Art Alley” between SW 152nd and 153rd Streets, from 6th Ave. to 4th Ave.
Distance:Â About 1.75 miles, round trip, mostly flat with sidewalks.
I had a pleasant time on this walk and discovered art in Burien that I hadn’t known about since living in the area beginning in 1992. Where are we heading on the next walk? Â – Rick
What is Public Art in Burien?Â
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, concreteâ€¦ any material available to the artist.
Explore this community in a different way. Art is everywhereâ€¦ sculptures, murals, carvingsâ€¦ 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?
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.Â 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 about the artists,Â materials and artwork, as well as additionalÂ photos, please visit the Burien Public Art web site:
Art & Photo Credits:
City of Burien â€¢Â www.burienwa.gov
4Culture â€¢Â www.4culture.org
*Select Art from the King County Public Art Collection,
King County, Washington
King County Library System â€¢Â www.kcls.org
Michael Brunk â€¢Â www.nwlens.com
Brochure Design, Cover & Select Photos:
Maureen Hoffmann â€¢Â www.kunstdame.com
For further information, please contactÂ Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien President,Â [email protected]]]>