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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!


Your donations help make it possible for us to offer many events free of charge, such as art classes for children and Shakespeare in the Park.

We appreciate your support at any level. All donations are tax deductible.

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 Becca Heavrin

When: August 2018

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

Cost: Free admission

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What: Works by Mia Schulte

When: September 2018

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 4, 6:00-7:30 PM

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

Cost: Free admission



What: Summer art classes for children, hosted by The Makery. The kids will use recycled materials and simple crafts to create a project to take home each session. Ideal for ages 5 and up, under 5 with an adult.


August 22: Fake Donuts, Real Art- We will make scrumptious pretend donuts out of recycled materials and simple art supplies.

Where: Burien Library, Multipurpose Room, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free



What: Art & music in downtown Burien businesses . Burien Arts will exhibit each month at the Oilerie. Works by James Lilly are on display through August.

When: This event takes place every first Friday during the summer months.

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

Cost: Free



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

When: June 15-October 17

Click here to submit your work.

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the mixed media works of Becca Heavrin in the August 2018 exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center,

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

“Since as long as I can remember I’ve been an artist and a writer,” she said. “In 2014 I fell in love, and the life I’ve built with my sweetheart has allowed me to quit my corporate job and study psychology and art therapy.  As I find the right mix between these two areas of interest, I continue to make art, having more recently been drawn to painting and mixed media.  I continue to refine my process and my interests, working with my materials in that intimate dance that artists do. “

“My influences include my graduate work in psychology, my connection to nature, and my roots in fiber arts, sculpture, and painting,” she continued.”As I create each piece, I focus on the play of opposites such as shadow and light, shiny and matte, structure and chaos.  I love how the colors complement and work in contrast to each other as the composition is completed.  You will find many bright and cheerful colors, earth tones, and metallics prevalent in my work, too.”

Becca grew up on a farm in rural Maine where her family grew their own food and raised animals. She learned to knit when she was eight and kept the family in hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters. “It was the adeptness of hand work for chores or other useful tasks that I hold as one of the most important lessons of my childhood, the others being resilience and survival,” she said.

After earning a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Outdoor Education) from the University of NH, she spent several years in the corporate world before traveling the New England craft show circuit with her stitched bags and wall hangings. Health issues led her to return to corporate jobs to obtain health insurance, which led her to Seattle.

Becca now focuses on making and selling art.  She has been displaying and selling her works at street fairs around the metro area. Art classes are coming up soon.

All of Becca’s 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.


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.

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