Strawberry Festival Shortcake Booth – June, Town Square
Shakespeare in the Park – End July, early August
Student Art Work Shops – every Fall, and TBA
Arts-a-Glow Face Painting Booth – B.A. collaborates w/ City
Burien Jazz Walk – date TBA
Dia de los Muertos Face Painting Booth – October
Vision 20/20 – 3rd Saturday in November
Programs for 2018
Pop-Up Art Gallery – Burien Arts maintains art exhibits around town in several locations. So far, we have displayed in the lobbies of Burien City Hall and Burien Actors Theatre at the Annex. In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moves from Burien City Hall to the Burien Community Center.
Cultural Gatherings – Burien Arts is presenting poetry readings at the Humble Vine wine shop and wine tasting bar, 824 SW 152nd Street, Burien, starting January 19, 2018 and every third Friday thereafter. Other Gatherings may include music or storytelling.
Presentations/Talks at Burien Locations – Burien Arts presents interesting speakers in the arts such as poet Shin Yu Pai, who spoke in April 2017 at the Burien Library. Her presentation was on The Painted Word: When Poetry Collides with Art. See details here.
Presentations/Music Performances at Burien Locations – Burien Arts presents concerts, such as the international world flute recording artist Gary Stroutsos, featured on November 30 2017. Gary has one-of-a-kind collection of world flute music, featuring traditional love songs from Native American tribes, British traditional music, and introspective Jazz.
Strawberry Festival Shortcake Booth – June 17-18, 2017 and every June in Town Square. The strawberry shortcakes are delicious! Our booth is located in the center of Town Square. Support the arts and buy one or more of our absolutely yummy strawberry shortcakes! This is our major fundraiser.
Shakespeare in the Park – July 29, 2017 Comedy of Errors @ 7:00 PM & August 5, 2017 Richard II @ 7:00 PM at our new venue: Lake Burien School Memorial Park, 1620 SW 149th Street, Burien. Rest rooms and a playground are available. Bring your folding chair and picnic.
Burien Arts brings two Shakespeare plays to town every summer, usually the last Saturday in July, and first Saturday in August. Thanks to the support of the city and 4Culture, Burien Arts and Greenstage presented Shakespeare in Dottie Harper Park for the eighth year in a row in 2016!
Greenstage has been performing Shakespeare in area parks since 1989.
Arts Education – Free Art Workshops for students in grades 1-6 at the Burien Library, Multi-Purpose Room, will be held on these Thursdays: July 27, August 3, August 24, and August 31, 2017.
Burien Arts is committed to arts and education and offers free, hands on, art work shops for students of limited means. Burien Arts offered these with the King County Burien Library in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, we partnered with New Futures to offer these work shops on-site in Woodridge Park.
Arts-a-Glow Face Painting Booth – September 9, 2017, 5:00-10:00 PM as part of the annual Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession, Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th, Burien.
Burien Arts collaborates with the city to offer free face painting during the Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival each year.
Burien Jazz Walk (formerly Highline Classic Jazz Festival) was September 23, 2017 from 3:00 -11:00 PM, Olde Burien. On the program were 21 bands & vintage jazz films in 5 venues, all for $25.
Venues included St. Elizabeth’s Church, 909/913 Courtyard, Classic Eats, Humble Vine, and Frankie’s B-Town Bistro plus vintage jazz films at The Tin Theater.
Musical styles ranged from jazz of the early days of Dixieland to the Swing bands of the 1930’s to the Cool sounds of the 1960’s. Also included are Acoustic Blues, American Roots, and World Jazz.
Bands performing included:
- Ambience with Leah Natale
- Bernie Jacobs Quartet
- Bill Anschell and Brent Jensen
- Birch Periera & the Gin Joints
- Brian Butler
- Dina Blade & Swingin’ in the Rain
- Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
- Folichon Cajun Trio
- Forman-Finley Band w/ Cherrie Adams
- Greg Ruby Group
- Johnaye Kendrick & Trio
- Lance Buller & the Road Stars
- Miles & Karina Trio
- Orville Johnson
- Pearl Django
- Ranger & the Re-Arrangers
- Stephanie Porter Band
- Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
- The Yeti Chasers
For more information, go to http://www.burienjazz.com
The 8th Annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival on September 24, 2016 was the second year of the jazz walk in venues along SW 152nd Street.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration Face Painting Booth –November 1, 2017. Burien Arts collaborates with the city to offer free face painting during the Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Vision 20/20 – November 18, 2017 at the Burien Community Center. This art auction is THE art event of the fall. Unique 8″ x 8″ pieces of art are all $40 each, together with a silent auction for larger pieces. Good food, wine, and exuberant company as well as music and prizes complete the evening. This is a critical fundraiser for Burien Arts’ programs. For more information or to exhibit at Vision 20/20, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the 2016 Vision 20/20 are below: