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Art in Burien

Public Art in Burien

Looking for art in Burien? Twenty-three pieces of public art are scattered around the city. To learn more about the art and artists, check out local signage and these websites:

Other places in Burien where you can find local art include:

Local arts entities include:

Around Town

Did you know?

First Friday Art Walk

The first Fridays of each month feature art and music from 4:00-8:00 in downtown Burien ‘year round. Visit local shops and eateries, see original art, and listen to great music. A new map will be posted each week at First Friday Art Walk. This event is co-sponsored by Discover Burien and the B-Town Beat.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT)

BAT usually presents a season of three plays each year. After the group has lost its venue of many years at the Burien Annex, it produced its plays virtually on Zoom and in area parks during the summer for several years.

As of February 2023, BAT has a new brick-and-mortar venue, the Theatre at Kennedy Catholic High School, 140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA 98168, with two plays scheduled. BAT plans to be back in the parks in the summertime.

Visit the Burien Actors Theatre website for current information.

Burien Arts proudly supports its exemplary resident theater!

Cool Mural Art in Burien

Check out the cool alleyway art and murals in Burien!

  • Alley behind Burien Press
  • Along 4th Avenue heading to the Burien Transit Center
  • On the Burien Transit Center parking garage
  • On the wall of the shop next to the Hayes Feed & Country Store, Olde Burien
  • On the shop wall facing 9th Ave SW at 152nd & 9th Ave SW, Olde Burien

Musical Theater Training and Performances for Youth: The Hi-Liners

This non-profit has been offering training, work shops, residencies, and productions for years for the greater Highline area. To find out more, please visit their website at http://www.hi-liners.org/.

The Tin Room Movie Theater (currently closed, may reopen)

Have you had a snack and watched a movie in the intimate theater in the Tin Room restaurant? The theatre features second-run films and is a fun night out. Tickets are only $1 on Monday nights and sell out early. Drop by the Tin Room to buy yours.

City-Sponsored Art & Cultural Activities

The City of Burien hosts many cultural and art programs, including ongoing art displays in the windows of Merrill Gardens Senior Living and the Maverick Apartments. See Burien Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services web page.

Sunset Magazine Article on Burien

The July 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine featured an article on Burien highlighting the activity in the arts here. Seattle’s “creative tribes are migrating ten miles down the shoreline,” the article states. Read more below: