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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: Prints by Sheila Coppola & works by members of Artists United

When: January 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 6:00 PM in conjunction with the first Friday Art Walk (now a year-’round event)

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

Cost: Free

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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



What: Introduction to intaglio & lithograph printing & chine colle technique with master print maker Sheila Coppola

When. Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM

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

Cost: $20 general public; $15 for Museum members






Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the prints of Sheila Coppola in the January 2020 exhibit at the Highline Heritage Museum.

Meet Sheila at the Highline Heritage Museum opening reception on Friday, January 3, at 6:00-7:30 PM. Her exhibit at the Museum runs through February. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-5:00.

Sheila was trained as a painter and print maker at the University of Washington, receiving a BFA in painting in 1982. After graduation, she received a scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME.

In 1986 she co-founded Ink on Paper, a custom print shop dedicated to the creation of original hand-drawn lithographs using power press technology. In 1996 she established Sidereal Fine Art Press, Tukwila, WA, where she continues to work today.

Her focus is a combination of printing, painting and collage. Current work reflects a fascination with the poetry of George Oppen, a member of the 1930’s Objectivist movement. William Carlos Williams defined the literary goals of this movement in part as “an objectification of significant particulars,” which struck a chord with Coppola. She is in search of her own “little forms” in visual art which would function like the “little words” of Oppen’s  poems. She classifies her current work as “Poetic Cartoons.”

Sheila’s works have been included in local, national and international group shows as well as private collections.

She lives and works in Tukwila,WA, and volunteers as a Tukwila Arts Commissioner.

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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