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In the Artist’s Studio

Burien Arts  and the Highline Heritage Museum together sponsor  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.

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

Please see our video for  March-April 2023 artist Danny Mansmith  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: Italian Stone: Artist’s Muse, an exhibit of monoprints by Maureen Hoffmann

When: May-June 2023

Artist Reception: Friday, May 5, 2023, from 6:00-7:00 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 Gallery Wall


What: Intro to Decalcomania, with teaching artist Aiste Rye.

When: Sunday May 28 at 4:30 PDT

Where: Zoom. Sign up here.

Cost: By donation.

We will not turn anyone away. If you cannot afford to donate a dollar or more, please email events@burienarts.org and we will provide you with a link to the class.

Seven people from the community tell their stories on a given theme. Limited in-person attendance. Events are livestreamed and then posted on the 7 Stories YouTube channel.

What: Seven talks by community members on the theme “Disconnecting, Unplugging, Uncoupling”

When: May 26, 2023 from 7:00-8:30 PM

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

Cost: Free

If you would like to tell your story on this theme, please email 7stories@burienculturehub.org


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 Maureen Hoffmann in the May-June exhibit titled “Italian Stone: Artist’s Muse” at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Pulling from her 60,000 photos taken in Italy over 15 years, Maureen has combined photos with graphic overlays for one-of-a-kind monoprints. Her works include images of Milan, Florence, Venice, monuments, cobblestones, manuscripts, and textiles.

A graphic designer for forty-five years (forty of them with her own business), Maureen works both independently and collaboratively. Her clients include children’s book writers, hospitals, accountants, architects, consultants, museums, contractors, rag merchants, lighting designers, engineers, copywriters, food brokers, and insurance companies, among others. She is also a web designer.

Named Burien Citizen of the Year, 2013, Maureen founded and runs Walk/Bike Burien (WABI ),  a program of guided walks and rides around town. See https://wabiburien.org/

Other local activitities include

  • Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center, Branding and Promotion, 2020 to present.
  • Burien Signal Box Public Art Project: 2020
  • Wayfinding Committee: 2017
  • Branding Committee: 2016-2017
  • Mobility Study: 2016
  • Downtown Burien Bike Rack Project: 2011-2015
  • Public Art Mapping & Signage Project: 2013
  • Vision for Burien Committee: 2011
  • Banners Project: 2010
  • Burien Arts Commission: 2007-2009
  • Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (NAVOS) Auction Committee: 2004-2007
  • Garden of Remembrance: 2006-2019
  • Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America: 2005-2009

A native of Burien, Maureen lives here and part-time in Milan.

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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