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In the Artist’s Studio

Burien Arts is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with the Highline Heritage Museum: In the Artist’s Studio.

In the Artist’s Studio was envisioned as a series of workshops by local artists describing their process and technique. These were planned to be in-person at the Highline Heritage Museum, Burien.

With pandemic restrictions, we have been presenting the workshops via Zoom. The classes are videoed by Burien Arts and produced by the Highline Heritage Museum via a YouTube link.

Once inside gatherings are possible again, we will hold classes live at the Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Please see our video for May-June artist Kelly Lyles below:

Please see videos of previous artists in the series on our Programs page.

Artist Paul Illian launched the virtual series with a Zoom workshop on landscape painting in August 2020.  Please see the video here.

Paul gave an in-person workshop, Landscape Painting with Paul Illian, in October, 2019, at the Museum.


The WA State Arts Commission has named Burien Washington’s newest certified Creative District!

Burien becomes the 13th city statewide to earn this coveted designation, which spotlights and supports Washington’s hubs of innovation and creativity. The Burien Creative District will be anchored by Burien’s downtown.

Learn more about the Creative District program here.

Upcoming Events


What:  Paintings by Andrew Woodcock

When:  September-October 2022

Artist Reception: Friday, September 2, from 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday, 1:00 PM-5:00PM.

Cost:  Free admission to view Burien Arts Gallery Wall.


What: Online art class for all ages: Paint a Black Cat and Ghost, with teaching artist Naomi Benson

When: Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 3:00 PM PDT


Cost: Free

What & When: 7 Stories is back! Seven people from the community will tell their stories on a given theme. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be livestreamed and then posted on YouTube.

Oct. 28, 2022: Silver Linings

Nov.-Dec., 2022: Holiday Break


Jan. 27, 2023: Coming Home

Feb. 24, 2023: Fed Up-Tipping Point/Stories of Enough is Enough

March 24, 2023: Advice to My Younger Self and/or Rearview Mirror

April 28, 2023: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

If you would like to tell your story on one of the above themes, please email 7stories@burienculturehub.org.

Where: Videoed at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, posted on the 7 Stories YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

What: Life drawing class.

When: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5:00-7:00 PM

Where: Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

 Cost: $15 for Museum members, $20 for non-members. Bring your own sketch book. Space is limited. REGISTER HERE. 

What: Vision 2022 Art Gala (an updated version of our annual art auction Vision 20/20.)

Over 50 artists have created nine new unique works of art in a medium of their choosing on 8″ x 8″ panels provided by Burien Arts. Each piece is sold for a fixed price.

Refreshments will be served.

When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Where: SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac, WA 98168

Cost to Enter: Free

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the paintings of Andrew Woodcock in the September-October 2022 exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Andrew spent his early career creating art with whatever materials were at hand, developing a range of skills through necessity. Living in Florida throughout the 1990’s,  he drew figurative charcoal and pastel images over architectural blueprints, which provided  juxtaposition of rigid monochromatic lines beneath bold human forms punctuated with color. Today he prefers to paint with acrylic on canvas, Masonite, or paper.

Over twenty years of extensive travel,  Andrew has collected experiences that find their way into his work. His bold use of color is exhibited in series that include 50’s travel trailers, monochromatic interiors, whimsical portraits, and landscapes.

His works has been shown in dozens of juried shows and is in private collections across the U.S. and Germany.

An independent artist since 1983, Andrew paints today in his studio in Burien Washington.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. QR codes are posted at the exhibit for easy purchasing via credit card, or contact Burienarts@gmail.com if purchasing by check.

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