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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!

BURIEN H&R BLOCK DONATES TO BURIEN ARTS WHEN THEY DO YOUR TAXES

Tax season is here!

If you have Burien H&R Block do your taxes, that office will donate $20-$25 to the Burien Arts Association.

Call 206-246-4592 or make an appointment online .

Thank you, Bruce Glidden for this kind offer!  Owner of H&R Block, Burien, Bruce has been an enrolled agent with the IRS for the last five years and has worked in the tax business for the last ten years. He is Treasurer of the Burien Arts Association.

 

THANKS TO OUR GRANTORS & TO YOU

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

SALMON CREEK CAFE OPEN MIC

What: Open mic for all ages. Anything goes — music, poetry, stories, comedy, instrumental music, theater arts.  Bring your friends!

When:  March 21, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Sign up at 6:00 PM. This event takes place every third Thursday.

Where: Salmon Creek Cafe, 11620 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien (116th & Ambaum). The Cafe serves delicious food & alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. See http://www.salmoncreekcafe.com for menu.

Cost: Free

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POP-UP GALLERY @ THE BURIEN COMMUNITY CENTER

What: Paintings by Raquel Garcia Martinez

When: March 1-31, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 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

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Upcoming Exhibits:

-April – photos by Judith Rayl

-May – Paintings by Vincent Keele

-June – Paintings by Hoa Hong

 

Featured Artist

BURIEN COMMUNITY CENTER: RAQUEL GARCIA MARTINEZ

We are pleased to feature the paintings of Raquel Garcia Martinez in the March 2019 exhibit at the Burien Community Center.

Meet Raquel at the opening reception, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Center. The exhibit runs through  March 31 and is open to the public during Center hours, 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday– Thursday, and 8:30-5:00 Friday.

Born and raised in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, Raquel found joy in art from a young age. Aided by a creative resourceful mother and a father who loved long family road trips throughout Mexico, Raquel was exposed to indigenous and regional art styles all over the country.  The colorful pottery, paintings, and hand-crafted sculptures and figurines that she saw in the states of Jalisco and Oaxaca especially impressed her young mind. She became a fan of  Mexican folk art.

Raquel’s main medium is acrylic paint.  An avid sketch artist, she regularly uses pencil and graphite as well. She is self-taught and enjoys portraying her culture through the bright folkloric decorative shadow boxes known as “Nichos”.  She tries to use recycled materials in their construction as well as rescued or repurposed furniture and other wooden items.

Raquel has lived in Seattle for the past 21 years with her husband and four boys. She worked at El Centro de la Raza, Seattle,  for 13 years, serving the elderly in her community through social interaction, exercise, and, of course, art.

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.

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