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Pop-up Art Gallery

The Burien Arts Association debuted its new Pop-up Art Gallery program in January, 2017  in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, third floor, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moved to the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, starting with the new exhibit on January 9, 2018.

We also exhibit sometimes in the lobby of the Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Avenue S.W., Burien,  during the run of a show.

We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.

The previous Burien Arts Gallery, at 826 SW 152nd St. Olde Burien, closed on December 24, 2016 after three years of operation at that location.

We look forward to seeing you at our Pop-up Art Gallery locations!


Much thanks to our grantors, who help make it possible to offer many events free of charge.

And thanks to YOU, the residents and businesses of Burien, who have participated in and supported our programs since 1964.

Upcoming Events


What: Paintings by Helena Rogers

When:  October 1-31, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday October 1, 6:00-7:30 PM, Burien Community Center

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA. Center hours are Monday–Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday. 8:30 AM–5:00 PM

Cost: Free


What: Landscape painting workshop with noted painter Paul Illian.

The student will learn to create a forest landscape painting. Skills developed will include painting simple trees, creating atmospheric & linear perspective, creating lighting effects, layering, using contrast to establish depth, & some brush techniques.

When:  October 19, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 PM

Where: Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: $15 for Museum members, $20 for general public

To sign up: Email info@highlinehistory.org



What: Burien’s biggest art sale and party. About 50 artists will offer nine new works each on 8″ x 8″ panels.  There is also an art store for direct sales. Proceeds help Burien Arts to bring quality, affordable art experiences to our community.

Volunteers needed: Sign up here 


  • June 15:   Call for Art & Artists & Burien Art Market Store opens
  • August 24 (extended):   Call for Artists (panels) closes @ 5:00 PM
  • Sept 7: Artist orientation & panel distribution at the new Discover Burien Office
    Time: Drop in 10 AM-3 PM
    Location: 611 SW 152nd St, Burien, 98166
  • November 10 @ 5:00 PM:   Call for Art for Burien Art Market Store closes
  • November 16:   Panel & art drop-off & Burien Art Market event

Event: November 16, 2019, 6:30 – 10:00 PM

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA.

Cost: Free



What:  Poetry readings with Poets West, curated by poet Lisa Noble. Poets can arrange to read ahead of time or drop in to read. All ages welcome, but some poems may not be suitable for children. https://www.poetswest.com/

When: Every first Friday April-October, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Where: Phoenix Tea, 447 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Helena Rogers in the October 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Helena at the opening reception on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through October 2019, and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

Helena started painting first with watercolors, “but shortly thereafter realized I craved the rich saturation of oil paints,” she said.

She has painted all new works for this show. “The themes are still related to nature, but I have approached it with more of a personal perspective and tried to reach for higher plateaus with my color choices and abstractions,” she said.

“There are a few groupings: the “As Above…so Below” paintings depict views looking into reflective pools of water; another group is based on memories of my travels to the Southwest; the four views of one of my favorite trees, “The Poplar”, was all about the seasons; and finally, there is a collection of small abstracts that flow through me on an ongoing basis.”

Helena was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and immigrated with her family to the U.S. at age five. The family lived in Los Angeles where Helena finished high school. After a year back in the Netherlands with her grandmother, she visited a friend in Seattle in 1972, fell in love with this area, and stayed.

Helena and then-husband John Rogers started a record store in Bellevue called Rubato Records in 1976. Later as a sole proprietor, Helena moved the store to West Seattle and ran it there through its sale in 2010. In the early 2000s, she got a degree in Web Development from South Seattle College and pursued a web career as well.

Helena recently had her first solo show at the Mt. Baker Windermere Real Estate office. She has been painting for five years.

All works on display at the Community Center are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA.

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