The Burien Creative District Planning Committee – working with the Southside Seattle Chamber of Commerce – has been developing an initiative to establish a Creative District in Burien, and they’re holding an online meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

This free online informational event will run from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Committee has been gathering information and ideas and is reaching out to gather wider participation, and all are invited to join this meeting.

The Committee recognizes the challenges faced by the community in this time, but looking forward to a recovery period and a new normal, a Creative District could be a tool to jumpstart the creative economy in Burien.

An online community Zoom meeting has been scheduled to provide more detail on what a Creative District is, and let people know how they can get involved. The meeting will feature a presentation by Annette Roth, the director of ArtsWA Certified Creative District Program. She will answer questions about Creative Districts and the process of planning one. She will also illustrate why a Creative District is a good idea at this time. The Committee is not asking for a commitment of time or effort beyond the meeting itself.

Anyone with an interest in learning more about bringing this exciting change to Burien is invited to attend.


From the Burien Creative District website:

What is a Creative District?
Creative districts (also called Cultural Districts, or Arts and Culture Districts) are defined as well-recognized, labeled areas of a city, with defined borders, in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction. They are a tool that supports economic development to strengthen local economies, create an enhanced sense of place, and deepen local cultural capacity.


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