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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 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: Open mic for all ages. Anything goes — music, poetry, stories, comedy, instrumental music, theater arts.  Bring your friends!

When: September 20 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Sign up at 6:00 PM. This event takes place every third Thursday.

Where: Salmon Creek Cafe, 11620 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien (116th & Ambaum). The Cafe serves delicious food & alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. See http://www.salmoncreekcafe.com for menu.

Cost: Free



Burien Community Center Exhibits

What: Works by Mia Schulte

When: September 2018

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

Cost: Free admission

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What: Works by Eric Faramus

When: October 2018

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00-7:30 PM

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

Cost: Free admission




What: Call for artists for our annual November art auction, Vision 20/20

When: June 15-October 17

Click here to submit your work.



What: Art & music in downtown Burien businesses . Burien Arts will exhibit each month at the Oilerie.

When: This event takes place every first Friday May-October.

Where: Downtown Burien businesses between 4th & 10th Ave. SW. The Oilerie is at 540 SW 152nd Street

Cost: Free

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the multi-media paintings of Mia Schulte in the September 2018 exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center,

Meet Mia at the opening reception, Tuesday, September 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs to September  31 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday–Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

” My art is a reflection of my thoughts and experiences,” said Mia. ” I often think about a painting long before the image materializes.  Introspection is what drives my work.”

” I work on the floor so that I can have a 360 degree view and feel closer to the work,” she continued.  ” I apply multiple layers combining the various mediums such as acrylic, ink, pastel, etc.  The painting evolves with each new layer as I proceed to clarify the message/feeling that I want to express.”

“I strive to represent observations about the complexities of daily life using natural forms to express my thoughts.   The themes of time, change, movement, and transformation are ever present in my work.”

Mia was born in Turkey and grew up in a family that traveled and lived in many countries in Europe and the Middle East. Her careers have ranged from corporate work in Washington, D.C. to art teacher to full time artist.  She moved to Washington State 14 years ago, and currently resides in Olympia, WA.  Inspired by the natural beauty of the state, she incorporates the beauty of natural forms in her abstract compositions.

Her art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the state since 2007.   She was selected as one of the featured artists for an exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College titled: “Drawn to Abstraction:  Four Artists, Four Visions”.  Her work has been shown in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Design Center, Bellevue Art Museum, and Tacoma Community College Gallery as well as in galleries and exhibitions in Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds, Bellevue, Yakima, and other cities throughout the state.

She was recently selected to be in a show at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City.

Mia is a member of Women Painters of Washington.

She is represented by: Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle, WA, and  ArtHouse Designs Gallery, Olympia, WA.

All of her 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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