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The new Burien Arts Gallery has opened its doors in Olde Burien and is devoted to showcasing the works of artists of various media and notoriety.  We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.  The gallery is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.

For more information, visit our Gallery page.


Press Release

Radio host to compare Washington music legends Crosby, Hendrix and Cobain in free Burien talk on September 13th

Presentation on Roots of Music to spark community conversation on August 23rd

Jazz Festival Sat. Sept. 19th 3 – 11 pm


Vintage Jazz Films add new a dimension to the Highline Classic Jazz Festival

In addition to five music venues presenting a total of twenty-one jazz bands playing a variety of classic jazz styles from Dixieland to Cool Jazz, The Tin Theater will host two showings of vintage jazz films.

3:30 – 4:15 Jazz Movie Juke Box Jazz masters swing again in a medley of rare footage from features, shorts, cartoons, and real movie juke box clips. Satch, Duke, Fats and more, on original 16mm film, with commentary by filmmaker and jazz historian Joe Vinikow.

4:45 – 5:30 Jazz Women on Film Priceless appearances by peerless performers, on pristinely preserved prints. Ella, Billie, Lena and more light up the screen, in rarely seen footage from the Golden Age of Jazz. Joe Vinikow presents, with Q&A to follow. Not to be missed!

The 5 music venues (all within easy walking distance on SW 152nd St., Burien):

Dance Hall” featuring danceable Dixieland, Swing and Zydeco at St.Elizabeth’s Church

World Jazz Stage” with Gypsy Jazz and Latin Jazz at the 909/913 Courtyard

Acoustic Blues Stage” presenting small groups and soloists at Burien Arts Gallery

Bistro” featuring a variety of vocalists, Latin and Straight Ahead Jazz at Frankie’s

Cool City” hosting small groups with a contemporary twist on Jazz Standards at HomeTask

See complete band information and a performance schedule at www.highlineclassic jazz.com

The Highline Classic Jazz Festival is presented by Burien Arts Association.


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Featured Exhibit

Burien Arts Gallery presents printmakers in September

Printmakers are taking over the Burien Arts Gallery in September.

Four talented printmakers—Betsy Best, Sam Hamrick, Theresa Neinas and Chris Rollins will display their work Sept. 2 thought Oct. 3 at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

Come meet the artists on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m.

“In recent years I have traveled from Seattle to Italy and Japan to learn both eastern and western relief printmaking techniques and traditions,” Betsy Best explains. “I challenge myself to incorporate aspects of both in all of my work. The work included here was produced over the course of several years and demonstrates my ongoing attempt to balance the graphic nature of western woodcut practice with the delicacy and gradations included in the Japanese printmaking tradition.”

Notes Sam Hamrick, “”I am primarily interested in people, whether it’s a figure in landscape, a portrait or one of my skeletal musicians.

“My aim is to bring out the individual character or personality of each of each of my subjects and perhaps by doing that shed a little light on one particular aspect of the human condition.”

Theresa Neinas says she knew at an early age she wanted to be an artist.

“I am a storyteller, and like a book or a song, my work does not speak to everyone. That is not my intent,” according to Theresa. “For those of you who are intrigued, I want my work to make you laugh, make you smile, and to move or touch you in a way that cannot be put into words.”

Chris Rollins started making posters six years ago to promote the Hiawatha

Concert Series, and has been designing and printing posters ever since.

“Most of my colorful designs are commissions for music shows, some are created to commemorate birthdays, and some are for themed art shows,” Chris declares. “I am influenced by the German Expressionist movement, the art of the WPA and Mexican street art. All images are made using the linoleum block printing method and are printed in my home studio in Seattle.”

The Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Call 206-244-7808 for more information

For more information visit www.burienarts,org or call 206-244-7808

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