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

Our current artist is Arnulfo Ramirez. See his video below:

Please see videos of previous artists in the series on our Programs page.

Artist Paul Illian launched the 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.


Helena Rogers (L) and Paul Illian (R) hold their trophies as Burien Arts Association Artist of the Year and Volunteer of the Year 2020 respectively. (Photo:  Marge Ellsworth)

“Helena Rogers and Paul Illian are professional artists who volunteer their time and talent in support of Burien Arts,” BAA president Grace Stiller said. “Helena and Paul  both could have received either award since both volunteer and are excellent fine arts painters. We like to honor them and acknowledge their commitment.”

The awards will be presented each year to an Artist and Volunteer of the Year.

The trophies are from Burien Trophy.

Upcoming Events


What:  Drawings and paintings by Arnulfo Ramirez

When: November-December 2021

Artist Reception: Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Where: Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA. The Museum is open Friday-Sunday, 1:00 PM-5:00PM. Masks and distancing are required.

Cost:  Free admission to view Burien Arts Gallery Wall.


What: String Painting, with teaching artist JR Salter, for all ages.

When: Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 PM

Where: In Zoom.

Sign-up: Enroll here

Cost: Free

What & When: 7 Stories is returning! Seven people from the community will tell their stories on a given theme. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be livestreamed and then posted on YouTube.

October 22, 2021-Uncharted Territory

November 19, 2021 – Plan B

December 17, 2021 – If Only I’d Listened

January 28, 2022 – How Did I Get Here?

February 25, 2022 – My First Crush

March 25, 2022 – When I Was a Kid

If you would like to tell your story on one of the above themes, please email 7stories@burienculturehub.org.

Where: Videoed at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, posted on the 7 Stories YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

Featured Artist


We are pleased to feature the  drawings and paintings of Arnulfo Ramirez in the November-December exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery Wall, Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Arnulfo is a Mexican-born architect with an interest in the built environment and the interactions we all have with it.

“Humans are quick to adapt, we are quick to overlook our own survival skills and our ability to make a home out of any environment, “ he said. “The RV’s you see in my paintings are the result of this survival skill, of economic displacement, of a nomad lifestyle, of substance abuse, and a housing crisis forcing us to be creative. Like a hermit crab inhabiting a can of soup in the sea, we too must find our can in this ever-changing world. “

Arnulfo works with NAC Architecture, Seattle. The firm also has offices in Spokane, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Columbus, OH, and Shanghai, China.

He holds an MA in Architecture from the University of Washington and a BS in Architecture from Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX.

You can find him online on Instagram @art.chitecture77 and at https://www.arnulfo-ramirez.com.

The Museum is open Friday – Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Masks and distancing are required. Admission to the Wall is free.

All works on display at the Museum are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

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