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Pop-up Art Gallery

NOTE: The Highline Heritage Museum is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burien Arts Association is  pleased to announce that we will host bi-monthly art exhibits at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, starting in January 2020.

The opening receptions will take place on the first Friday of the month in conjunction with the First Friday Music and Art Walk.

Quarterly exhibits at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, round out our art exhibit program for 2020.

Burien Arts debuted its Pop-up Art Gallery program in January, 2017  in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moved to the Burien Community Center, WA, starting with an exhibit in January 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!


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.

Upcoming Events


What: Call for Artists for the 2020 annual Vision 20/20 art auction, an online event on November 14, 2020

When: June 11- July 29, 2020

Where: Go here to apply

Cost: $20 refundable deposit for nine 8″ x 8″ plywood panels provided by Burien Arts



What: Photographs by Doug Early

When: June-July 2020

Where: Usually at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

As the Museum is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19  pandemic, the exhibit is virtual at present. Please see our video under Featured Artist.

Cost: Free

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Upcoming Museum exhibits:

August 2020: Art of Love themed exhibit by Latinx Artists


What: A night of true stories told by members of our community: 7 storytellers, 7 real stories, 7 minutes each.

Upcoming themes:

-March 27: Second Chances. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold this event live.

Thanks to Scott Schaefer of the B-Town Blog for recording & editing this video of our storytellers.  See video here

-April 24: Kindness of Strangers Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

-May 22: How Did I Get Here?  Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

-June 26: My First Crush

_July 24: When I was a Kid

Apply: Go to burienculturehub.org/7stories to apply if you have a story to tell on one of these themes.

When: February 27, 2020, 7:00-8:30 PM & every 4th Friday 7:00-8:30 PM, February-July 2020.  Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Cost: Free

This new program is co-sponsored by the Burien Arts, the Highline Heritage Museum, and Culture Hub.



What: Themed exhibits changing each quarter

When. Every quarter throughout 2020

Where: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA. Note: The Community Center is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cost: Free

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Upcoming Community Center exhibits:

April – June 2020: Brandi Reyna, Acrylic – Delightful Farm Animals

July – Sept 2020:  Diane Sarr, Mixed Media – Maps and Memories

October 2020: TBA



What: Drop-in figure drawing sessions (no instructor)

When: Thursdays January 16-March 26, 12:45-3:45 PM, Mandatory set-up 12:30-12:45 PM

Where: Moshier Community Art Center, 430 South 156th Street, Burien, WA  Note: The Art Center is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cost: $15 model fee to be paid each session

More info: Contact Jacque Carroll, russellbradley@comcast.net


Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the photographs of Doug Early for our June-July exhibit.

Our exhibit is virtual at this time as our usual venue, the Highline Heritage Museum, is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our video below:

“I enjoy taking pictures that can take a person on a journey, either by showcasing a foreign city’s highlights that piques the individual’s curiosity, an unusual landscape that begs the observer to want to know more, or through a nature shot of a flower in bloom that brings a wonderful calmness and serenity for the viewer,” Doug stated.

Photography started out as a hobby for Doug while growing up in Westfield, NJ. He had a small Kodak camera, which he used to take snapshots on family vacations.

As an adult living in New York City and Washington, DC, Doug enjoyed walking through the various neighborhoods and taking photos of whatever caught his eye.

Drawn by the scenic beauty of the Pacific NW, Doug moved to Seattle in 2000. Favorite places include the Olympics, the Cascades, the San Juan Islands, and Puget Sound.

Doug has traveled widely in the US and abroad, camera in hand. Destinations include England, Italy, Spain, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, and the Czech Republic.

He works for the City of Seattle as an Administrative Specialist. Previous jobs include Travel Consultant with Victoria Clipper and Customer Service Rep with US Airways.

Doug holds a BA in Elementary Education from Central Washington University, Ellensberg, WA, and an AAS in Airport Management from Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ.

Our opening receptions usually take place at the Highline Heritage Museum during the First Friday Art Walk from 6:00-7:00 PM. 

The Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA, and is usually open Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-5:00.

All works on display are for sale. Please email  burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

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