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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 more  possible, we will hold classes live at the Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Please see our video for January-February 2023 artist Naomi Benson 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: Perspectives, an exhibit of works by Naomi Benson

When:  January-February 2023

Artist Reception: Friday, January 6, 2023, 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.

7 Stories is back! Seven people from the community will tell their stories on a given theme. Limited in-person attendance. Event will be livestreamed and then posted on the 7 Stories YouTube channel.


Jan. 27, 2023:
What: Seven talks by community members on the theme “Coming Home”

When: 7:00-8:30 PM

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

Cost: Free

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


What: Online art classes for all ages will resume in February 2023

When: Sundays at 3:00 PM PDT

Where: Zoom

Cost: Free


What: Life Drawing for Beginners class,  instructed by  Keven Boze with a nude model. Bring your own sketch book, pencils, & eraser. Space limited.

Regular Life Drawing instructed by Kevin Boze with a nude model is also scheduled on selected Saturdays.


Beginners’ Class -March 25 from 5:00-7:00 PM

Regular Life Drawing Classes: April 5, July 15 & Oct. 21, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM

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

Cost: $15 Museum members; $20 non-Museum members

Registration: Museum website


What: Art sale & live  music at the New Start Community Garden (aka Shark Garden). Twenty booths. Vendors bring own canopies & tables. Uncurated. No commission taken by Burien Arts.

When: Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 1:00-5:00 PM

Where: New Start Community Garden, outside New Start High School, 614 SW 120th Street, Burien, WA

For more information, go to the BAM! page.

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the works of Naomi Benson in “Perspectives”, the January-February exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

“I developed my artistic practice by approaching art as a healing, exploratory pursuit, which lead me to be open and free in my creative  process,” Naomi explained. “Often experimenting with different mediums, treating my art like play has allowed me to reach deeper emotions and unexpected imagery that reside in the subconscious mind. “

“ Art provides me with an understanding of myself and my world as well as a source of healing.  Using an abstract surrealist style, I capture the beauty and healing I receive from nature and art to return that same healing and beauty back to the world,” she continued.

Born in Seattle to an artistic family, Naomi developed her experimental approach to art through years of self-teaching and exploration. Not wedded to one medium or method, she allows her subconscious to guide her creation, often using automatic drawing to start a work. She rarely approaches the canvas with a plan.

Naomi has been teaching Burien Arts Zoom art classes for the past two years. The classes have developed a local, national, and international following.

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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