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Pop-up Art Gallery Program

The Burien Arts Association debuted its new Pop-up Art Gallery program on January 6, 2017  in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, third floor, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

The Pop-up Art Gallery at the Municipal Office is open during City business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

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.

Second Location at Burien Actors Theatre

In early February, Burien Arts added a second Pop-up Gallery venue at the Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW, Burien. The Theatre is located in the Burien Community Center Annex (previously a school.)

Works by local artists are in display in the lobby during the run of a show. The lobby is open before, during, and after the performance.

We look forward to seeing you at our Pop-up Art Gallery locations!


Burien Arts is part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program.

If you link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Burien Arts Association at fredmeyer.com, Fred Meyer will automatically donate a small % of your purchases to Burien Arts. This will not reduce your other rewards such as gas points and rebates.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, ask any Fred Meyer cashier for one.

To link your card, go to the Community Rewards page.

1. At the top of the page, under My Store, select the Fred Meyer store where you usually shop.

2. Under Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?, click Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now.

3. Create an account if you do not have one or log in if you do.

4. Under Find your organization, enter “Burien Arts” or our number “81808” and click the  Search button.

5. Select “Burien Arts Association” and click the Enroll button.

Your donations will help us bring more arts program to Burien!

Upcoming Events


City Hall Exhibits

What:  Paintings  by Julie Devine on the theme “Finding Gold”

When: October-November, 2017

Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

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What: Works by Janet Price (presented by her heirs)

When: December 2017

Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien


What: Our 10th annual art auction & party!

  • 400 original art works for $40/each
  • Live music – Trio Abarka
  • Silent auction
  • Raffle prizes
  • Food & wine

Proceeds support our arts programs such as the Jazz Walk, Shakespeare in the Park, Pop-up Art Gallery, and art classes for children.

When: Saturday, November 18, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien 98166

Cost: Free admission, donations appreciated


What:  Concert with international world flute recording artist Gary Stroutsos.

Gary will showcase his one-of-a-kind collection of world flute music, featuring traditional love songs from the Native American tribes he has worked with, British traditional music, and introspective Jazz.

Gary Stroutsos’ music was featured on the Ken Burns PBS film, Lewis and Clark:The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, which led to a performance at the White House for President Bill Clinton. His music is currently featured on the PBS National Pledge Drive film, Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert.

When: Thursday November 30, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

Cost: Free admission

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the painting of Julie Devine on the theme “Finding Gold” in the October-November exhibit of  the Pop-up Art Gallery in the lobby of the City of Burien Municipal Office, Burien City Hall.

Meet Julie at the opening reception, Friday, October 6, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the City of Burien Municipal Office, 400 S.W. 152nd St., 3rd floor, Take the elevator from the 1st floor lobby by the Library to reach the 3rd floor.

The exhibit runs to November 24 and is open to the public during City business hours, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday – Friday.

“My work is about spiritual experience in the landscape – those moments when the soul mergers with the sky, and land and light,” she has said.

On the theme “Finding Gold”, Julie comments, “The search for gold brought many newcomers to the Pacific Northwest in the late nineteenth century. As a painter in Washington State, I also find myself searching for gold. In 1991, I moved here from Riverside, California, a place where sunshine is overabundant and summer days are bright and hot. Acclimating to the lower levels of light and colder temperature took some time.”

“During much of the year, I find myself chasing golden light. As the sunshine wanes in summer, gold appears in grassy fields and leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs. Eventually the fields return to green and the leaves fall leaving only small, precious areas of golden light as winter comes on. Then no gold can be seen except in a warm fire, or in the light at high-noon on a rare sunny day–maybe a hint of warmth. As winter turns to spring, gold starts to return in blooming forsythia, and in new growth. In summer, gold is everywhere and tricks me into thinking it will stay forever. The cycle begins again.”

“Each year I notice the color gold is more significant to me. It’s become important, reassuring, like a friend or a spell I can keep in my pocket when I need it. I sometimes carry the color around with me for inspiration or a boost.”

Julie  has won many awards for her work, including:

-Juror’s Choice Award (Grand Prize): Art Port Townsend: Expressions Northwest 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

-Merit Award: Art Port Townsend: Expressions Northwest 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

-Showcase Winner: ARTslanT 2014 and 2015

-First Place, Landscape Category; Second Place, Figure Category: Best of Gage

-Golden Ticket Winner Selection, Live Auction: Gage Academy of Art Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle.

She has exhibited widely in the Northwest (Seattle, Kirkland, Port Townsend, Gig Harbor, Sequim, Bremerton), and in Italy (Venice, Rome, Florence), New York (New York City, Southampton), Kentucky (Danville), and New Mexico (Taos.)

Julie holds  a BA in English from the University of CA Riverside, an MA in English from the University of WA, and studied drawing and painting at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle.

For more about Julie, visit http://www.julie-devine.com/

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