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Pop-up Art Gallery Program

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 moves to the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, starting with the new exhibit on January 9, 2018.

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 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

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Burien Community Center Exhibits

What: Drawings by Danny Mansmith

When: January 9-26, 2018.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 9,  6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien

Cost: Free admission


What: Collage works by Linda McClamrock

When: February 7-23, 2018

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, February 7,  6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien

Cost: Free admission



What:  Gaylloyd Sisson and other local poets read their works aloud

When: January 19, 6:00-7:00 PM and every third Friday thereafter

Where: Humble Vine wine shop & wine tasting bar, 824 SW 152nd Street, Burien 98166 (Olde Burien)

Cost: Free admission

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the drawings of Danny Mansmith in the January 2018 exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA.

Meet Danny at the opening reception, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Community Center.

The exhibit runs to  January 26 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday – Thursday and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

Danny grew up in the Chicago suburbs and was particularly close to his grandmother, who sewed his clothes while he was growing up. “My grandma was a tough Polish lady with a big heart who was also an artist, but would never have said that. She nurtured me with love and exposed me to art, giving me the ability to see possibilities in things around us.” Danny said.

Danny always wanted to be an artist and went to art school for a year, but found it was not for him.  He moved to Chicago in the early 90s and, inspired by his grandmother, taught himself to use a sewing machine. In addition to making handmade clothes, he taught himself to draw with the sewing machine and constructed dolls and sculptures out of found objects, covering them with stitched designs.

Danny has had a shop on Etsy since 2006 where you can see more of his creations as you can on his website as well.

“Working with my hands has saved my life,” he says. “Instead of being the fastest or the smartest I found my strength, sanctuary and cushion from the world in making art. I want to push myself to make art with the things around me, to be resourceful and to follow my heart’s inspiration,” he explained.

“Making something wearable, drawing with sharpies or the sewing machine, sculpting, to creating installations that incorporate all of these elements has become my spirituality – my survival,” he continued.

Danny now lives in Burien and is inspired daily by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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