The City of Burien hosts cultural arts programs at the Burien Community Center, the Moshier Community Art Center, and throughout the city. In addition, the Burien community is home to many nonprofit arts and culture organizations, including two symphonies, a choral group, theater groups, a heritage museum, dance groups, arts organizations, and the 800-seat Highline Performing Arts Center. Burien also boasts a number of public art pieces throughout the city. Use the online map below and signage to learn more about Burien’s public art.

Call for Artists

The City of Burien issues calls for artists for various public art projects and cultural events. The most current call for artists will be linked here. 

Moshier Community Art Center

Moshier Art Center is one of Puget Sound's hidden gems. Students from beginner to advanced skill levels can participate in programs in a fully-equipped ceramics studio setting. Each quarter, we offer programs for all ages, including classes and workshops in ceramics, painting, drawing, mosaics, sculpture, and much more. 24-hour access studio spaces for artists and classes for adults and teens with special needs are also available. 

Learn more about Moshier Community Art Center.

Supporting the Arts in Burien

The City partners with local organizations and companies to host a number of public art exhibits, art walks, and other arts programming throughout Burien. The City also has Arts & Culture funding that is available to individuals, groups, and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. Applications are reviewed on an annual cycle.

Burien Public Art Map

In Burien, art is often just around the corner. Since 1998, both privately owned and publicly funded art, created by generations of artists, has enriched the lives of Burien residents. Use the Burien Public Art Map to take a creative walking tour through Burien by exploring both permanent public artworks installed throughout the community as well as rotating, storefront galleries in our downtown.

Updated May 22, 2023