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Pop-up Art Exhibit

The Burien Arts Association debuts its new Pop-up Art Exhibit 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 Exhibit 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.

Other exhibits will display in public spaces around town to be announced.

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 the Pop-up Art Exhibit!



Upcoming Events


What:  Drawings by Danny Bobrow & paintings by Alex Trapp

When: January 6 – 30, 2017, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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


What: Paintings by Linda McClamrock

When: February 3-28, 2017, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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




Discover Burien, our town’s cross between a chamber of commerce and a board of tourism, named the Burien Arts Association Charity of the Year 2016.


Featured Artists

The new Pop-up Art Exhibit program launches Friday, January 6, 2017 in the lobby of the City of Burien Municipal Office with an exhibit of  fine detailed drawings by Danny Bobrow and landscape paintings by Alex Trapp.

Meet the artists at the opening reception, Friday, January 6, 2017, 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 the 3rd floor.

The exhibit runs through January 30 and can be visited during City business hours, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday – Friday.

Art surrounded Danny Bobrow from an early age. On the walls of his childhood home in Brooklyn, NY,  hung prints of impressionist and Picasso paintings. Signed and numbered prints of Stella, Albers, and Rauschenberg graced the walls at his father’s butcher shop, .

On Sundays, the family rode the subway to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

“There, my attention was riveted to a Goya painting of a red dandy boy with a bird on a string and cats with wide-open eyes focused on that bird,” Danny recalls. “This painting still stimulates my artistic attention and imagination.”

Of his finely detailed drawings, Danny notes, “My occupation as a geologist has led me to many outcrops with monumental-sized geometric and colored patterns. My works are filled with interrelated geometric colorful images drawn from the past and present. These images sully about in my mind seeking opportunities to express themselves onto the blank page.”

Much of the time, Alex Trapp can be found painting “en plein air” (in the open air or outdoors) from the Pacific Northwest to the Big Sur in California.

“I have highways in my blood,” Alex declares. “I carry a cigar Pochade Box everywhere I go. I stop to do 30-minute studies on small panels on a daily basis and during my travels, painting anything that I find of interest. I’m inspired by nature and I appreciate the context of learning from it.”

As a self-taught artist, Alex strives with each painting to reach the highest point in his creativity.

“I’m particular about what workshops I take and why,” Alex explains. “I don’t want another artist to influence my vision in any way—only enhance it. I think about theory while I paint. I try not to work in mindlessness, but instead place each stroke with fundamental purpose.

“Because I do most of my painting outdoors, I use a limited palette, often changing it based on subject or mood. It helps me to keep an original perspective. And stay true to nature while attempting to achieve a visual experience and, at the same time, not overly romanticizing it.”





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