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Oil paintings, metal assemblages at Burien Arts Gallery in January

6 hours 20 min ago

‘Metamorphosis’ by Mia-Schulte.

 

‘The Lake’ by Nia Michaels.

 

The Burien Arts Gallery is starting up the new year with a mixed media show featuring paintings by Mia Schulte and tin assemblages by Nia Michaels.

You can meet Mia and Nia at the Gallery’s gala opening reception on Friday, Jan.2, 5-8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. The exhibit runs Jan. 2-Feb. 1.

The Burien Arts Gallery is the only fine-arts gallery between Tacoma and West Seattle.

Mia Schulte was born in Turkey and grew up in a family that traveled and lived in many Middle East and European countries.
Her careers have ranged from corporate work in Washington, D.C. to art teacher to full time artist. She moved to Washington State 11 years ago, and currently resides in Olympia.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the state, she incorporates many of the landscapes in her abstract compositions.

She is now working as a full time artist. Her art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the state since 2007. She was selected as one of the featured artists for an exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College entitled: “Drawn to
Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Visions.”

Her work has been shown in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Design Center, and galleries and exhibitions in Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds and Olympia.

She was recently selected by Artist Trust to participate in the Edge Program. In addition she was juried into Women Painters of Washington, an organization of professional painters representing the state.

Nia Michaels is originally from the East Coast, but has been living in Seattle for more than 25 years.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and then working as a painter for many years, she became obsessed with old decorative tins and tintype photos and began to work exclusively with those materials.

She has exhibited widely in galleries and juried exhibitions, including The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and ArtsWest Gallery in West Seattle. She also won an award at the 10x10x10Tieton.

Mia Schulte says her artwork is a combination of abstract and expressionist styles.

“Each painting begins with strokes of ink that influence the direction and emotion that the painting will take,” Mia declares. “ The forms derive from nature, and the expression evolves to capture my thoughts and impressions at that moment. Like the process of creating a painting, each painting is layered with meaning.

“I strive to represent the complexities of daily life mingled with the beauty of nature. The themes of time, change, movement, transformation, joy and introspection are ever present in my work.”

Nia Michaels reveals that a long held obsession with decorative tins took over her studio and about six years ago, she began to work exclusively in tin.

“I am drawn to the intricate patterns, the range of colors, as well as the effects of aging; the rust, dents, scratches and fading,” Nia noted. “The tins are flattened and snipped and then assembled into works that combine appropriated commercial imagery from the past into small visions, layering the past and the present.

“I am fascinated with the seemingly endless possibilities and stories that I can coax from these small pieces of metal.”
The Burien Arts Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-4 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

For more information, visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.

REMINDER: Benefit concert for Burien Actors Theatre is Wednesday night

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:37

REMINDER: This Wednesday night (Dec. 17), enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet – featuring internationally renowned soloist Natalie Dungey.

This will be traditional Holiday music played by a brass quintet in chamber-music style.

Fifteen-year-old American trumpeter Natalie Dungey came to international attention through her stunning performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto at the National Trumpet Competition when she was 10. Since then, she has been a featured soloist with Christopher O’Reilly on NPR’s From The Top (show #202), premiered works for trumpet and orchestra, and performed as featured soloist with orchestras and bands around the country and as far away as Japan. She performed the world premiere of Calling The Cavalry–written for her by Hollywood film composer and Grammy winner Mateo Messina (soundtrack for Juno)–with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, of which she is a member, in Benaroya Hall.

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet is drawn primarily from the nationally acclaimed Northwest Symphony Orchestra, which has been featured several times on National Public Radio and once on NBC’s Today Show. Artists as diverse as Alice in Chains and Natalie Cole have performed with the NWSO. In addition to Natalie Dungey, the Quintet includes the talents of Philip Dungey on trumpet, Julia Broome-Robinson on trombone, Chris Barnes on tuba and Ron Gilbert on French horn.

BAT’s Holiday Concert/fundraiser begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10, available online through BAT’s website at www.burienactorstheatre.org and at the door–while tickets last.

The concert will be recorded to be shown on the King County cable channel, and here’s the set list:

Canzona per Sonare No. 2 Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Felix Mendelssoohn, arr. by Ron Gilbert
Christmas Bell Fantasy Arr. by Bill Holcombe
La Virgen De La Macarena Traditional, Arr. by Geoffrey Bergler
Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Johannes Brahms, Transcribed by Lewis Niven
Scherzo John Cheetham
Canzona per Sonare No. 4 Giovanni Gabrieli, transcribed by Graeme Page

— Intermission —

Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder Anonymous (c. 1684)
Fum, Foom, Phoom Traditional, Arr. by T. Cooper & C. Warren
The Christmas Song Mel Torme & Robert Wells,
Arr. by Luther Henderson
Minor Alterations David Lovrien, transcribed by Chas Warren
“Christmas Through the Looking Glass”
Christmas Time is Here By Vince Guaraldi, Arr. by Zack Smith
Let It Snow, Frosty! Arr. by Paul Chauvin
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. by Zach Smith

Details here: http://burienlittletheatre.org/blog/2014/12/holiday-concert-with-the-northwest-symphony-orchestra-brass-quintet/

Tickets online at http://click4tix.com/selecttix_nochart.php?s_id=430217&p_id=10034021

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park the day after the storm

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:50

BTB Reader Ellston Hill sent us these great photos, taken at Seahurst Park on Friday, Dec. 12, the day after the big windstorm (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Two fishermen fishing at base of the creek.

Vashon Island ferries with container ship in background.

Bufflehead.

Goldeneyes.

Common Loon.

Common Loon with fish.

If you’ve got a cool photo or video you’d like to share with our Readers, email it to [email protected]!

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:30

Seven years ago today – Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact – The B-Town Blog was created, its domain name registered and activated, with hopes of creating an effective online news and events source for the City of Burien.

We were Burien’s first local blog and one of the first in the Northwest.

On that first day, we posted just two stories, linked here for your flashbackian pleasure:

Since then – and some 9,575 posts later – we’re stronger than ever, averaging for this year nearly 73,000 Unique Visits and 170,000 Pageviews per month (as per Google Analytics so far for 2014), up a whopping +26.45% growth in impressions over 2013!

In addition to our ever-increasing traffic, we are continuing to build a fast-growing social media network as well. As of Dec. 11, 2014, our Facebook Page has 6,659 “Likes” (vs 5,453 on the same date last year, a growth of +18%), and our Twitter Feed goes out to 4,214 Followers (vs 3,371 last year, a growth of +20%).

And we couldn’t have done any of this without YOU, our Readers – your community spirit, your involvement in the blog, and especially, your continued support of our wonderful Advertisers!

Click to learn more about our Pledge to the TAO of Journalism.

Of course we very much appreciate the ongoing support of dozens of local businesses who count on us to market their messages to our engaged Readers. And if you’re interested in receiving our Media Kit/Rate Card, please email Sales Manager Theresa Schaefer here, or call our office at (206) 248-2565.

Oh sure, we’ve been copied, unethically (and illegally) cybersquatted and hacked, but we’ve outlasted all copycats and we’re still here serving up true local, professional journalism.

But we’re still evolving and improving – this year, we added our own hyperlocal ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek‘ who set up a station devoted just to our network of local blogs!

Oh, and did we mention that our all-local internet radio station SoKing Internet Radio is still rockin’ the virtual airwaves? Check it out here!

We also recently revamped our Commenting system to allow for Readers to help monitor trolls and negative naysayers who have tried to hijack the site. And despite what some naysayers say, we believe that this system is working, so please continue to “vote” up or down on our Reader’s comments.

We’d also like to remind any potential Advertisers out there to shop around and ask for actual, independent proof of website traffic statistics (ie: Google Analytics) from other sites before buying, because you deserve honesty, transparency and professionalism.

Be sure to show your support of your original hometown blog by supporting our Advertisers (HINT: do business with these Advertisers when you can, and be sure to mention the blog), and don’t forget to use our exclusive Coupons, which you can print yourself (click images to print coupons):

Burien Arts Gallery will be closed for the holidays

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:48

The Burien Arts Gallery will be taking a holiday break.

The Gallery will close Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and reopen on Friday, Jan. 2 with an Artist’s Reception for its January exhibition.

The opening gala on Jan. 2 is from 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery.

The January exhibit features abstract oil paintings and metal assemblages

With the early December closing, holiday shoppers have until just Dec. 23 to purchase affordable art from the Gallery’s Best of 20/20 December exhibit.

The small artwork was commissioned for the Burien Arts Association’s Vision 20/20 fundraising gala in November.

The pieces are available for $40 each and make wonderful holiday gifts.

Also available is unique birch bark jewelry by Victoria Leep.

For more information, call 206-244-7808.

Meet the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books Saturday

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:30

Meet Roger Roffman, the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

Roffman, professor emeritus in social work at the University of Washington, first discover marijuana while serving as a U.S. Army officer in Vietnam. From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a research, scholar, therapist, activist, and user. From lobbying in Washington to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand.

Come hear about his fascinating exploration of this now-legal substance at 2 p.m. Saturday!

Page 2 Books is located at 457 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

For more information, visit www.page2books.com.

Meet the Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tours’ at Page 2 Books Friday

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:53

Meet Donald Olson, Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tour,’ who will be at a book signing at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Olson’s book is full of glorious public gardens, in addition to nurseries and garden centers with display gardens.

But how many of them do you know?

Come meet him to find out, and discover little-known gems and rediscover classic gardens filled with beauty, history, drama and excitement.

Page 2 Books is located at 457 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

For more information, visit www.page2books.com.

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:34

From our sister site The Waterland Blog:

Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf

Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician and partner for Breeders Theater, volunteer for the Des Moines Arts Commission, loving wife to Dr. TM Sell, occasional Moderator of our candidate forums and much more – passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 5 from complications due to breast and lung cancer.

Nancy’s sudden passing was a tragic and painful punch to the gut of many in the community, as she was a very bright, personable, popular and intelligent woman with many friends.

A memorial service will be held this Sunday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way.

Read the full story here.

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence at ‘Fire Watch Party’ Wed.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:34

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped BAT stay afloat afterward – at their ‘Fire Watch 2014 Party’ this Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the rebuilt theater.

Fire Watch 2014 is a thank you party and fundraiser that rocks with a live rock n’ roll band: The Superchargers, playing classic rock (some of the members are regulars in the bands for BAT’s musicals).

Enjoy dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvre – and BAT’s bar will be open with fire-themed drinks.

Turbo Turkey will fill the band breaks with improv.

The party starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

Tickets are just $5 to dance to the Superchargers and catch some improv at the band breaks. And yes, there will be a bar!

BAT requests people RSVP to [email protected] or 206-242-5180 by Noon on Dec. 10 so they get get a head count for food needs.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

See local artist Jan Rogers work at Burien Community Center through January

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:01

Local artist Jan Rogers is showing her work at the Burien Community Center until the end of January 2015.

Jan has studied classical drawing and painting from the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington since 2007. She resides in Burien, where she continues to pursue studies in landscape, still life and the figure in the mediums of oil, pastel, and watercolor.

The Community Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-8:00pm, Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am-noon. Hours may change during the holidays.

For more information please call 206-988-3700.

REMINDER: Benefit screening of UFO film will be at Tin Theater next Tuesday night!

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:00

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place next Tuesday night, Dec. 16 at the Tin Theater, starting at 6 p.m.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.

Cost is $10 per person + 2 items of non-perishable food items for the food bank.

The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

It has also screened at the Port Townsend, Burbank, Local Sightings, International Family, Tacoma and Gig Harbor Film Festivals, where it won an Audience Choice Award for “Best Narrative Short.”

It was also awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production, and special episodes premiered as IndieFlix’ “first original series” in August, 2014.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Here’s a trailer:

The Maury Island Incident Trailer #1 from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.

SCREENING TIMES
Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 6 p.m., then again at 7 and 8 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card:

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

BONUS FROM BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
A ticket stub from this screening will also be worth $3 off on one ticket for “Bob’s Holiday Office Party.”

Plus, if you bring non-perishable food for the local food bank, you’ll get an additional $2 off – so a stub and a food donation means $5 off the price of a ticket at BAT!  (This deal cannot be combined with any other deal or coupon, and only while tickets last.)

“Bob’s Holiday Office Party” performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm.

Collectible t-shirts and posters for the film will also be on sale in the lobby.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

Gear Driver’s Christmas Show will be this Friday at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:00

Gear Driver’s annual Christmas show will be at Mick Kelly’s in Burien this Friday Dec. 12 from 9 p.m. to close!

“We’ll be giving away free copies of our Christmas CD and performing some of the songs (including Gear Driver’s popular holiday single: “Freaky Xmas”),” they tell us. “It will surely be the social event of the season!”

Here are some videos showing the band in action:

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Here’s a link to their website and videos:

Mick Kelly’s is located at 435 SW 152nd Street: (206) 246-2473

The Afrodisiacs will play at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub TONIGHT – Friday, Dec. 5

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:38

The Afrodisiacs – along with DJ Lucky Strike (as seen on the Steve Harvey Show – read about him here) – will be returning to Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub TONIGHT – Friday, Dec. 5.

The cover charge is $10 and they’ll be offering $4 Fireballs from 9 p.m. – Close.

This is a 21+ and over show, ID required.

Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub is located at 435 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien; (206) 246-2473.

More info at http://mickkellysirishpubburien.com/

Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

REMINDER: FREE Santa Photos at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday!

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 08:07

REMINDER: Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be participating in Winterfest in Burien this Saturday, Dec. 6, with FREE Santa Photos from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

“It’s Winterfest in Burien!” reads an announcement. “You and your family are invited to stop by and have your picture taken with Santa compliments of Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate.”

Winterfest is an annual event sponsored by Discover Burien that runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on SW 152nd Street in Burien.

Celebrate the Holiday Season by shopping locally at this annual community event that includes free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest, located at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Book Launch for Virginia Wright’s ‘Burien’ book will be Dec. 13 at Tin Room

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:24

A Book Launch Party for Virginia Wright’s new “Burien” book will held Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tin Room Bar (read our previous coverage here).

Virginia will be on hand, signing books and talking all thing Burien.

Books will also be sold at the event.

The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

Virginia will also be holding a book signing on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1-3 p.m. at Burien Books.

Book Description:

Given the beauty of the landscape and its ideal location just south of Seattle, it’s easy to understand why Gottlieb Burian set down his 19th-century roots in the land that eventually became the city of Burien. Incorporated in 1993, this gem of a small city sits perched on the edge of Puget Sound, just 15 minutes from SeaTac Airport. With a wealth of arts and cultural groups, an ethnically diverse community of shops and restaurants, a robust medical and wellness community, and city-sponsored public festivals and events throughout the year, Burien offers a wide range of experiences and opportunities for visitors and residents.

Author Bio:

Virginia H. Wright has lived in the Three Tree Point neighborhood of Burien since 1996, enabling her to see Burien grow and change. As an arts and culture administrator and heritage professional, she works to support local arts and regional history. Her civic engagement includes serving as chair of the Burien Arts Commission, as well as holding a seat on the board of directors for Discover Burien. Through her volunteer activities, and also as a small-business owner in the Olde Burien neighborhood, she displays unwavering support of Burien’s success as a city.

Burien, $22.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com, or (888) 313-2665.

We encourage everyone to support the local economy by buying this book from retailers in Burien!

Burien Actors Theatre’s Holiday Concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 17

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:02

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet – featuring internationally renowned soloist Natalie Dungey.

This will be traditional Holiday music played by a brass quintet in chamber-music style.

Fifteen-year-old American trumpeter Natalie Dungey came to international attention through her stunning performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto at the National Trumpet Competition when she was 10. Since then, she has been a featured soloist with Christopher O’Reilly on NPR’s From The Top (show #202), premiered works for trumpet and orchestra, and performed as featured soloist with orchestras and bands around the country and as far away as Japan. She performed the world premiere of Calling The Cavalry–written for her by Hollywood film composer and Grammy winner Mateo Messina (soundtrack for Juno)–with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, of which she is a member, in Benaroya Hall.

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet is drawn primarily from the nationally acclaimed Northwest Symphony Orchestra, which has been featured several times on National Public Radio and once on NBC’s Today Show. Artists as diverse as Alice in Chains and Natalie Cole have performed with the NWSO. In addition to Natalie Dungey, the Quintet includes the talents of Philip Dungey on trumpet, Julia Broome-Robinson on trombone, Chris Barnes on tuba and Ron Gilbert on French horn.

BAT’s Holiday Concert/fundraiser begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10, available online through BAT’s website at www.burienactorstheatre.org and at the door–while tickets last.

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Meet the 20/20 artists at Burien Arts Gallery tonight

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:58

You can meet some of the artists tonight (Thursday, Dec. 4) featured in the Burien Arts Gallery’s Best of Vision 20/20 exhibit in December.

The small artworks are $40 each and make great holiday gifts.

The artist’s reception is 5 – 8 p.m., TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 4) at the Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Every fall, the Burien Arts Association commissions local artists to create the works for the Association’s Vision 20/20 art sale. The event is Burien Arts’ biggest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds help fund the Gallery, the only fine-arts gallery between Tacoma and West Seattle.

Fine-art jewelry and ceramics plus works from Artists United will also be featured.

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 6

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:25

Kennedy Catholic High School’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their campus at 140 South 140th Street.

There will be:

  • Talented Vendor Artists
  • Holiday Bake Sale
  • Student Art Show
  • Holiday Music
  • Espresso & Smoothies
  • And…LUNCH!

This event is sponsored by the Kennedy Parent Club.

 

Here’s the schedule for this Saturday’s Discover Burien ‘Winterfest’

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:06

Discover Burien’s Annual Winterfest celebration takes place this Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown and Olde Burien!

Winterfest is a wonderful event that encourages community gathering in the spirit of the season. Shop your local retailers and enjoy festive treats and special holiday pricing.

Participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a shopping spree at local businesses. Visit participating businesses for a secret word and combine the words to form the correct sentence. Drop off your completed scavenger hunt form at the black Discover Burien information tent to be entered in the shopping spree drawing. The map of the scavenger hunt locations, along with a guide to the festival can be found in Town Square at the black information tent (SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW).

Take a load off weary feet with a free festive horse-and-carriage ride from Noon to 4 p.m. along SW 152nd Street between Olde Burien and Burien Town Square.

Sponsors of the Winterfest event are Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate and the Discover Burien Association. Dr. Jim Coleman and El Dorado West are sponsoring the horse and carriage rides. Other activity sponsors include Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate, Collins Chiropractic, the Mark Restaurant & Bar, and Marvista Elementary School. Discover Burien is a nonprofit organization that works on the economic development, promotion and marketing of the city.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale: Moshier Community Art Center (430 S 156th)
    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  Free Santa Photos!
    – for the kids: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest (930 SW 152nd)
    – for the pups: The Mark Restaurant and Bar (918 SW 152nd)
  • Noon – 4 p.m.: Gift Wrapping: Courtesy of our members, Weed Warriors, bring you locally purchased gifts to the Discover Burien office at 427 SW 152nd St and they will wrap your gifts for you for a donation to their organization.  No donation is too small.
  • 1 p.m. Sounds of the Season, performed by Marvista Elementary School Choir; performance takes place in Olde Burien
  • 1 – 4 p.m.: Free Horse and Carriage Rides along SW 152nd, to and from Old Burien and Town Square (for more info, visit the black information tent in Town Square)
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.:  Arts and Crafts for Kids: Collins Chiropractic (619 SW 152nd)

For more information on Winterfest, call (206) 433-2882 or (206) 941-7199, or go online to www.discoverburien.com.

Normandy Park Cove’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar is this Saturday, Dec. 6

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:30

The Normandy Park Cove’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Over 40 vendors will be selling their handcrafted Christmas gifts and more.

Also stop by the Kitchen and help support the Kennedy Catholic High School Girls Lacrosse program by purchasing lunch, snacks or hot beverages, or just make a donation.

“OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!”

The Normandy Park Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive; (206) 242-3778.

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