The City of Burien announced this week that it is joining a nationwide alliance of 775 artists and economic development organizations called Artists Sunday™ to make Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 the “biggest art shopping day of the year.”

The city is encouraging the community to support the local arts this year by visiting and searching for Burien artists.

Planted squarely in the middle of the largest holiday shopping weekend of the year, Artists Sunday aims to make the Sunday after Thanksgiving the arts’ most profitable day of the year, boosting sales for creators of art, crafts, and handmade items while encouraging consumers to purchase art as holiday gifts.

Members include 650 individual artisans as well as 125 state art agencies, municipalities, counties, chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations, representing thousands of additional artists. Artists Sunday encompasses a full spectrum of the arts from painting, sculpture, and photography to clothing, jewelry, pottery, and a range of handcrafted items that can be both practical and beautiful. Performance art is also included. Artists Sunday is hoping to make this an annual tradition.

“Burien has a vibrant creative economy,” said Chris Craig, economic development manager for the City of Burien. “Unfortunately, many artists have been hit hard by the current economic slowdown. By joining Artists Sunday, we hope Burien will come out to support the livelihoods of these vital members of our community by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays.”

Artists, artisans, and craftspeople can sign up for a free listing in the Artists Directory, which helps consumers find artists by name, type of work, city, state, and country. Links to each artist’s website, as well as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts, are also listed. Participation is free to all commercial artists and craftsmen as well as non-commercial organizations and agencies with an interest in supporting the arts.

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