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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 moved 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!


We sold over 1,100 pounds of strawberry shortcake in this fundraiser to support our programs with the able assistance of:

Sofia Aragon, Dalvin, Sybil Davis, Bruce Glidden, Tavo Heavrin, Paul Illian, Lenda Larsen, Eric Mathison,Cydney Moore, Mike Nzuzmura, Charles Schaefer, Kevin Schilling,Moira Schumacher, Grace Stiller, Nancy Tosta, Gary Wood. Virginia Wright

Upcoming Events


What: Paintings by Chester Page Jones

When:  July 1-31, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday July 2, 6:00-7:30 PM, Burien Community Center

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:  Poetry readings with Poets West, curated by poet Lisa Noble. Poets can arrange to read ahead of time or drop in to read. All ages welcome, but some poems may not be suitable for children. https://www.poetswest.com/

When: Every first Friday April-October, 7:00PM-9:00 PM

Where: Phoenix Tea, 447 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Cost: Free



WHAT: Art classes for kids with different projects each week (collage, drawing, photo-paper prints, etc)

WHEN: Saturdays June 29-August 17, 2019. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

June 29Hispanic Folk Art – Create a craft sarape (blanket) and/or an Ojo de Dio (Eye of God) while learning about the Aztec & Mexican cultures. Hosted by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys

July 6Kandinsky Circles – Use construction paper to create concentric circle compositions while learning about Wassily Kandinsky, the Bauhaus, and color rules like complimentary & monochrome. Make more than one to complete a large composition or make one to hang on the wall. Hosted by Debbie Thoma

July 13: Collage Portraits – Cut out pieces of magazines and scrap paper to create a portrait or a vision for your future self. Portraits can be finished on the photocopier for a cool punk aesthetic…the original DIY.

July 20: Bird or Dinosaur? – What can you see in a single line? Students will make big squiggles with a large marker & then turn that line into any creature they might imagine or picture on the page using a medium of their choice.

July 27Pointillism – Create beautiful & complex images from simple dots. Form patterns, portraits, or landscapes using Q-tips as paint brushes. Mix colors to create your own palette or see how far primary colors will take you.

Aug 3Clothespin Puppets – Paper cut-out puppets that use a clothespin as the mechanism for a mouth. These cute creatures can be made from a supplied stencil or created from scratch by a young creative mind.

Aug 10: Book Making – We will explore a variety of simple book making techniques to create a pocket notebook your child can be proud to call his own.

Aug 17: Colorful Coasters – Create sets of coasters for your tables at home. We will have stamps & paints to make a matching set. Personalize them for your family or make a gift for a friend.

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

Cost: Free


Produced by Greenstage

What: Henry IV, Part 2

When: Saturday, August 3, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

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What: The Taming of the Shrew

When: Saturday, August 10, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Where: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Restrooms & play equipment available. Bring a picnic.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Chester Page Jones in the July 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Chester at the opening reception on Tuesday, July 2,  2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through July, 2019, and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

A self-taught artist, Chester employs bold strokes, vivid colors and fluid shapes to tell interesting and often humorous stories about everyday life, music and dance.  A signature feature of his paintings is the use of stylish sunglasses to expose the emotions, desires and alter egos of his subjects.  He expresses racial harmony by using various shades of orange as a unifying skin color.

Chester has been dabbling in acrylics as a hobby for the past 20 years.  He recently left his 25-year business/legal management career to pursue his passion for painting and art on a full-time basis.

His career included 17 years in leading positions in procurement and sourcing in Seattle; San Francisco and Hayward, CA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and Zurich, Switzerland as well as work in corporate law in Austin, TX.

Chester grew up in the small town of New Bern, AL and holds a BS Computer Science from Troy University, Montgomery, AL; an MBA from Howard University, Washington, DC; and a JD from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

He now calls Seattle home.

All 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.


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.

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