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Pop-up Art Gallery Program

The Burien Arts Association debuted its new Pop-up Art Gallery program on January 6, 2017  in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, third floor, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

The Pop-up Art Gallery at the Municipal Office is open during City business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

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.

Second Location at Burien Actors Theatre

In early February, Burien Arts added a second Pop-up Gallery venue at the Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW, Burien. The Theatre is located in the Burien Community Center Annex (previously a school.)

Works by local artists are in display in the lobby during the run of a show. The lobby is open before, during, and after the performance.

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


Burien Arts is part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.

If you link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Burien Arts Association at fredmeyer.com, Fred Meyer will automatically donate a small % of your purchases to Burien Arts. This will not reduce your other rewards such as gas points and rebates.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, ask any Fred Meyer cashier for one.

To link your card, go to the Community Rewards page.

1. At the top of the page, under My Store, select the Fred Meyer store where you usually shop.

2. Under Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?, click Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now.

3. Create an account if you do not have one or log in if you do.

4. Under Find your organization, enter “Burien Arts” or our number “81808” and click the  Search button.

5. Select “Burien Arts Association” and click the Enroll button.

Your donations will help us bring more arts program to Burien!

Upcoming Events


City Hall Exhibits

What: Paintings by Julie Blakemore

When: August 4-September 29, 2017

Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

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What:  Paintings  by Julie Devine on the theme “Finding Gold”

When: October-November, 2017

Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

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What: Works by Janet Price (presented by her heirs)

When: December 2017

Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien


What: 21 bands in 5 venues & vintage jazz films, walk freely from venue to venue. See a video of last year’s Jazz Walk here.

Bands include:

  • Ambience with Leah Natale
  • Bernie Jacobs Quartet
  • Bill Anschell and Brent Jensen
  • Birch Periera & the Gin Joints
  • Brian Butler
  • Dina Blade & Swingin’ in the Rain
  • EntreMundos
  • Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
  • Folichon Cajun Trio
  • Forman-Finley Band w/ Cherrie Adams
  • Greg Ruby Group
  • Holotradband
  • Johnaye Kendrick & Trio
  • Lance Buller & the Road Stars
  • Miles & Karina Trio
  • Orville Johnson
  • Pearl Django
  • Ranger & the Re-Arrangers
  • Stephanie Porter Band
  • Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
  • The Yeti Chasers

When: Sept. 23, 2017, 3:00 – 11:00 PM

Where: Olde Burien at St. Elizabeth’s Church; 909/913 Courtyard; Classic Eats; Frankie’s B-Town Bistro; Humble Vine; Tin Theater

Cost: $25 for all

For more Jazz Walk information, go to http://www.burienjazz.com

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature Julie Blakemore in the August-September exhibit of  the Pop-up Art Gallery in the lobby of the City of Burien Municipal Office, Burien City Hall.

Meet Julie at the opening reception, Friday, August 4, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the City of Burien Municipal Office, 400 S.W. 152nd St., 3rd floor, Take the elevator from the 1st floor lobby by the Library to reach the 3rd floor.

The exhibit runs to September 29 and is open to the public during City business hours, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday – Friday.

Julie Blakemore taught art in public and private schools in the Northwest for 43 years, retiring from Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien, in 2013.

She was born and raised in Adna, WA, a quiet dairy farm community. Her parents supported her artistic bent and she obtained a degree in Art Education from the University of WA and later an MA in Administration with a Visual Arts Focus from Bank Street College, New York, NY.

Julie studied extensively at Gage Academy, Seattle, to hone her skills and has exhibited at many shows and galleries around the Northwest including Burien Art Gallery; Auburn City Hall; Oldfield Heritage Center and Gallery, Puyallup; Davenport Cellars, Woodinville; Street Bean Espresso, Seattle; Washington State Fair, Puyallup; Ballard Works, Ballard;  Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Winslow; Fusions Gallery, Ocean Shores; Gage Academy, Seattle;  and most recently Pacific Bonsai Museum,  Tacoma.

There was a turning point in Julie’s painting during her study for an MA in 1995, which also included a requirement to obtain a Certificate of Mastery in Painting from Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY.  “I became determined to search for my truth as an artist, to paint seriously, and to express my personal story in a professional way,” she said.  She has painted extensively for the last 19 years.

She is a member of an association of modern painters, JBOPS (Just a Bunch of Painters), which grew out of her studies at Gage Academy.

All art is for sale. Proceeds support the artist and the Burien Art Association, your local arts non-profit delivering art, jazz, poetry, theater, and art workshops to the Burien community.



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