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The new Burien Arts Gallery has opened its doors in Olde Burien and is devoted to showcasing the works of artists of various media and notoriety.  We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.  The gallery is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.

For more information, visit our Gallery page.

Life Drawing Offered at Gallery

Rebecca Good

The Burien Arts Association presents Life Drawing with a live model every Monday, 1- 4 p.m., at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. Cost is $40 per session. To register, email burienarts@gmail.com or call 206-244-7808.


The Gallery is also available for rent for arts events. Contact burienarts@gmail.com or call 206-244-7808 for more information.


The City of Burien is seeking residents to serve on the Arts Commission advisory committee.

The purpose of the Arts Commission is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the improvement and furtherance of artistic activities within the City. All appointments are made by the City Council and are for four-year terms. For more information, call City Clerk Monica Lusk at 206-248-5517 or email monical@burienwa.gov. If you are interested in serving on an advisory board, fill out an Online Application Form at http://www.burienwa.gov/forms.aspx?fid=65&admin=1.


Arts & Heritage Day this year will be on March 4. This all-day event brings together artists, arts & heritage leaders, and cultural professionals to advocate on behalf cultural centers throughout the state.  The events will kick-off on the evening of March 3rd with a reception with legislators at the State Capital Museum in Olympia. On March 4, there will be two orientations for participants; one at 8:30 a.m. and one at 9:30 a.m. Participants will then attend meetings with legislators throughout the day with a short break for a provided lunch and some short performances. If you are interested in participating on March 4, please contact jcarnine@cornish.edu or (206) 315-5843 and register on the Arts Alliance website at http://wsaa.qwestoffice.net/arts_day.htm.

Featured Exhibit

“Icons and Masks: Images of Saints and Sinners” is the theme of the February Exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery.

You can meet artist Lis Wright Ivec at Burien Arts’ Opening Reception on Friday February 6th from 5-8 pm at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.  Unfortunately, photographer Daniel McManus will not be there as he is taking temporary residency in Venice, Italy to continue his tradition of capturing images of the historically rich celebration of Carnival.

Encouraged to paint by her father, Lis attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received her BFA in painting.   She took her studies to Florence, Italy where the images of Italian Renaissance altarpieces, saints and holy men and women greatly influenced her style.  Using egg tempera and gold leafing, Lis illustrates some of the lesser-known saints, such as Saint Margaret, the patron saint of reformed prostitutes and the falsely accused, and Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of the mentally ill.

Combined with his love of heavy metal music of the 80’s, Daniel soon recognized that his father’s dream of his son becoming a lawyer was not for him.  The wanderlust formed from that original experience with the bikers, and Daniel soon found himself living in Seattle, traveling and experiencing. Daniel captures the essence of Carnival in Venice Italy with his photography.  His photographs highlight the vivid costumes and pageantry that is associated with the ‘feast’ before the sacrifice of Lent

As a part of the celebration of Carnival, a custom “Plague Doctor” costume is on loan from Daniel.  This is a one-of-a-kind piece that was designed by Daniel.  Made from leather and red glass, this spectacular garment weighs over 20 pounds and took over six months to create.

This exciting show will be up through March 1.

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