Enriching Burien Through the Arts

Stay in Touch

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!


Tax season is here!

If you have Burien H&R Block do your taxes, that office will donate $20-$25 to the Burien Arts Association.

Call 206-246-4592 or make an appointment online .

Thank you, Bruce Glidden for this kind offer!  Owner of H&R Block, Burien, Bruce has been an enrolled agent with the IRS for the last five years and has worked in the tax business for the last ten years. He is Treasurer of the Burien Arts Association.



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: Exhibit of paintings by local artist Tracy Lemoine in the style of Cezanne

When: February 15-March 10 during the run of Visiting Cezanne, a dramedy by Duane Kelly

Where: Burien Actors’ Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. SW, Burien, in the lobby

Cost: Ticket for Visiting Cezanne. Buy here online or in person at Picked & Preserved, 546 SW 152nd Street, Burien.



What: Exhibit of Works by Jake Prendez

When: January 8-31, 2019

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: Exhibit of photographs by Kari Taylor

When: February 2019

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: Open mic for all ages. Anything goes — music, poetry, stories, comedy, instrumental music, theater arts.  Bring your friends!

When:  February 21, 2019, 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

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Jake Prendez in the January 2019 exhibit at the Pop-up Art Gallery at the Burien Community Center,

Meet Jake at the opening reception, Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs to January 31 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

His work focuses on themes of Chicana/o culture, activism, and social justice, as well as pop culture and satire.   His style ranges from indigenous influences, social realism, portraiture, and tattoo/rockabilly esthetics to colorful urban style art.

Jake has shown his work in numerous exhibitions around the country. He was selected in summer 2016 to participate in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. In 2017 he was named to the Northwest Folklife Cultural Focus Committee. He also won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Fiestas Patrias Art Exhibition at the Seattle Center.

Raised in Seattle, Jake earned a BA in American Ethnic Studies from the University of WA, then went on to an MA in Chicana/o Studies from California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA. His Master’s thesis was entitled The Art of Rebellion: Social Justice and Chicano Visual Arts.

Jake is a strong advocate for youth empowerment and the power of positive reinforcement.  Due to undiagnosed dyslexia, he was placed in special education classes as a youth. In middle school, he gravitated to gang culture. Thanks to positive role models later on, Jake turned himself around and became heavily involved the Chicano movement and Chicano student organizations

​At 32, Jake decided to devote himself into painting and the art scene. He was a founding member and editor of Puro Pedo Magazine, the Pop Up Mercado, The Barrio Boogie Collective, and The Art Jam/ Buen Pastor Mural Project as well as a founding member of the Chicana and Chicano Bar Association, all in the Los Angeles area.

After living and working in Los Angeles for the past 15 years, Jake, returned to Seattle and is hosting the Pop-Up Mercado, lecturing around the country, and leading workshops and summer programs for youth in the arts.

All the 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.

Burien Arts Association supports local artists and our community Join Us Today!