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Pop-up Art Gallery

Burien Arts Association is  pleased to announce that we will be hosting bi-monthly art exhibits at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, starting in January 2020.

The opening receptions will take place on the first Friday of the month in conjunction with the First Friday Music and Art Walk.

Quarterly exhibits at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, round out our art exhibit program for 2020.

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

In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moved to the Burien Community Center, WA, starting with an exhibit in January 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: Works by Allina Hakim & members of Artists United

When: February 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, February 7,  2020 @ 6:00 PM in conjunction with the first Friday Art Walk (now a year-’round event), Please visit the exhibit 6:00-7:00 PM as there will be a speaker in the room at 7:00 PM.

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

Cost: Free



What: Themed exhibits changing each quarter

When. Every quarter throughout 2020

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

Cost: Free



What: Drop-in figure drawing sessions (no instructor)

When: Thursdays January 16-March 26, 12:45-3:45 PM, Mandatory set-up 12:30-12:45 PM

Where: Moshier Community Art Center, 430 South 156th Street, Burien, WA

Cost: $15 model fee to be paid each session

More info: Contact Jacque Carroll, russellbradley@comcast.net


Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the works of Allina Hakim in the February 2020 exhibit at the Highline Heritage Museum.

The opening reception is during the Art Walk on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Please visit the exhibit 6:00-7:00 PM as the room hosts a speaker at 7:00 PM. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-5:00.

“I like to identify myself as a patternist,” Allina said. “Both sides of my family have artistic talent, including my aunt who lives in Paris. I remember seeing her house with every inch of the walls covered with her paintings; they were so remarkable they looked like photographs. I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to be like her one day.’”

“I started art classes in high school at the age of fifteen and carried on with doodles and sketches on classroom papers. Teachers didn’t think I was listening, but it actually helped me focus. One teacher recognized my sketches and told me to save them so I could  document my progress. After high school, I went on to college and studied Interior Design where my art really blossomed…”

“I enjoy freeing my mind from what something is supposed to be, and allowing the patterns to develop their own forms. I don’t think about what I’m painting I just do it and let my hands do all the thinking.”

Allina has displayed her work at Seattle Center three times. She has also shown at The Stonehouse Cafe, Club Sur, and at the Love City Love exhibition March 2019, all in Seattle.

She holds a BA of Applied Art and Interior Design from Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA. She also studied graphic design at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

Allina currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at CKC Structural Engineers, Bellevue, WA.

All works on display at the Highline Heritage Museum are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA.

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