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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 moved 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!


We sold over 1,100 pounds of strawberry shortcake in this fundraiser to support our programs with the able assistance of:

Sofia Aragon, Dalvin, Sybil Davis, Bruce Glidden, Tavo Heavrin, Paul Illian, Lenda Larsen, Eric Mathison,Cydney Moore, Mike Nzuzmura, Charles Schaefer, Kevin Schilling,Moira Schumacher, Grace Stiller, Nancy Tosta, Gary Wood. Virginia Wright

Upcoming Events


What: Paintings by Angelina Tolentino

When:  June 1-30, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday June 4, 6:00-7:30 PM, Burien Community Center

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA. Center hours are Monday–Thursday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday. 8:30 AM–5:00 PM

Cost: Free



What:  Poetry readings with Poets West, curated by poet Lisa Noble. Poets can arrange to read ahead of time or drop in to read. All ages welcome, but some poems may not be suitable for children. https://www.poetswest.com/

When: Every first Friday April-October, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Where: Phoenix Tea, 447 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free



WHAT: Art classes for kids with different projects each week (collage, drawing, photo-paper prints, etc)

WHEN: Saturdays June 29-August 17, 2019. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

June 29Hispanic Folk Art – Create a craft sarape (blanket) and/or an Ojo de Dio (Eye of God) while learning about the Aztec & Mexican cultures. Hosted by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys

July 6Kandinsky Circles – Use construction paper to create concentric circle compositions while learning about Wassily Kandinsky, the Bauhaus, and color rules like complimentary & monochrome. Make more than one to complete a large composition or make one to hang on the wall. Hosted by Debbie Thoma

July 13: Collage Portraits – Cut out pieces of magazines and scrap paper to create a portrait or a vision for your future self. Portraits can be finished on the photocopier for a cool punk aesthetic…the original DIY.

July 20: Bird or Dinosaur? – What can you see in a single line? Students will make big squiggles with a large marker & then turn that line into any creature they might imagine or picture on the page using a medium of their choice.

July 27Pointillism – Create beautiful & complex images from simple dots. Form patterns, portraits, or landscapes using Q-tips as paint brushes. Mix colors to create your own palette or see how far primary colors will take you.

Aug 3Clothespin Puppets – Paper cut-out puppets that use a clothespin as the mechanism for a mouth. These cute creatures can be made from a supplied stencil or created from scratch by a young creative mind.

Aug 10: Book Making – We will explore a variety of simple book making techniques to create a pocket notebook your child can be proud to call his own.

Aug 17: Colorful Coasters – Create sets of coasters for your tables at home. We will have stamps & paints to make a matching set. Personalize them for your family or make a gift for a friend.

WHERE: Burien Public Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free


Produced by Greenstage

What: Henry IV, Part 2

When: Saturday, August 3, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

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What: The Taming of the Shrew

When: Saturday, August 10, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Angelina Tolentino in the June 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Angelina at the opening reception on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through June, 2019, and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

“I am inspired by the flora and fauna of the oceans as well as vintage burlesque, circus life, high fashion, and costumes,” said Angelina. “I paint semi-surreal subaquatic worlds that marry all of these elements. My medium of choice is acrylic paint on wood panels.”

In addition to her paintings, Angelina has illustrated a children’s book, A Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail, by William Heimbach (available on amazon.com) and has a shop at on society6.com where her work adorns cell phone cases, bags, pillows, and cards together with prints.

Formerly a graphic artist in the interactive department at Walt Disney Studios, Angelina was strongly influenced by films from the golden age of animation, including the work of Walt Disney, Max Fleischer, Hugh Harman, and Rudolph Ising. She has also been inspired by surrealists such as Salvador Dali and pop-surrealists Mark Ryden and Camille Rose Garcia.

Angelina has shown her work in local art galleries Praxis Arts, Twilight Gallery, and the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center.

Formerly a graphic artist in the interactive department at Walt Disney Studios, Angelina was born Venice Beach, WA, and grew up in Northern CA. She currently lives in Seattle.

All 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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