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!
SUPPORT US WHEN YOU SHOP AT FRED MEYER
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!
BURIEN ARTS POP-UP ART GALLERY
City Hall Exhibits
What: Paintings by Julie Blakemore
When: August 4-September 29, 2017
Where: Burien Library & City Hall Building, 3rd floor, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien
CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP
What: Hands-on art workshop for children aged 6-12 with Oscar Sanchez Mendoza, a Seattle-based artist whose projects include the Aztec Woman mural on the SODO bus corridor, created with South Park students. He has worked as a teaching artist at Pratt Arts Center and Coyote Central, Seattle.
When: Thursday, August 31 from 10:00 AM-noon
Where: Burien Public Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien 98166
ARTS-A-GLOW FACE PAINTING BOOTH
What: Free face painting at the annual Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession
When: Sept. 9, 2017, 5:00-10:00 PM
Where: Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th Street, Burien
BURIEN JAZZ WALK
What: 21 bands in 5 venues & vintage jazz films, walk freely from venue to venue. Bands include:
When: Sept. 23, 2017, 3:00 – 11:00 PM
Where: Olde Burien at St. Elizabeth’s Church; 909/913 Courtyard; Classic Eats; Frankie’s B-Town Bistro; Humble Vine; Tin Theater
Cost: $25 for all
For more Jazz Walk information, go to http://www.burienjazz.com
BURIEN CITY HALL EXHIBIT
We are pleased to feature Julie Blakemore in the August-September 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, August 4, 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 September 29 and is open to the public during City business hours, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday – Friday.
Julie Blakemore taught art in public and private schools in the Northwest for 43 years, retiring from Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien, in 2013.
She was born and raised in Adna, WA, a quiet dairy farm community. Her parents supported her artistic bent and she obtained a degree in Art Education from the University of WA and later an MA in Administration with a Visual Arts Focus from Bank Street College, New York, NY.
Julie studied extensively at Gage Academy, Seattle, to hone her skills and has exhibited at many shows and galleries around the Northwest including Burien Art Gallery; Auburn City Hall; Oldfield Heritage Center and Gallery, Puyallup; Davenport Cellars, Woodinville; Street Bean Espresso, Seattle; Washington State Fair, Puyallup; Ballard Works, Ballard; Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Winslow; Fusions Gallery, Ocean Shores; Gage Academy, Seattle; and most recently Pacific Bonsai Museum, Tacoma.
There was a turning point in Julie’s painting during her study for an MA in 1995, which also included a requirement to obtain a Certificate of Mastery in Painting from Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY. “I became determined to search for my truth as an artist, to paint seriously, and to express my personal story in a professional way,” she said. She has painted extensively for the last 19 years.
She is a member of an association of modern painters, JBOPS (Just a Bunch of Painters), which grew out of her studies at Gage Academy.
All art is for sale. Proceeds support the artist and the Burien Art Association, your local arts non-profit delivering art, jazz, poetry, theater, and art workshops to the Burien community.